CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic has added two of the sport's well-known names and changed the format for the second annual event, which will be held Sept. 21-22 at The Greenbrier.
Eight-time grand slam champion Ivan Lendl and the No. 14 player in the world, Tommy Haas, will join Hall of Fame returnees John McEnroe and Pete Sampras for this year's two-day event.
Lendl, 53, will face McEnroe in a singles match Saturday, Sept. 21. Sampras and Haas will also meet in singles play.
On Sunday, Sept. 22, the Classic will match the Americans (McEnroe and Sampras) against the Europeans (Lendl and Haas).
Last year's inaugural Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic featured McEnroe and Sampras in one singles match.
"I am really looking forward to returning to The Greenbrier again this fall for some great tennis - and hopefully a little golf." Sampras said. "John and I had such a great time last year, and I'm psyched to join forces with him this year to take on the 'new challengers' at the tournament."
The four participants have won a combined 29 grand slam singles title, paced by Sampras' 14. Lendl won three French Open titles, three U.S. Open titles and two Australian Open titles. McEnroe won seven grand slams.
Haas, 35, recently became the oldest man in 30 years to knock off a No. 1 ranked player when he defeated Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 6-4, in the fourth round of the Sony Open.