Tuesday, August 07, 2001

Tennis Masters facts




        • What: Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati, one of 13 “mandatory” events for top-ranked ATP Tour players
        • When: Main draw (64 players), Monday through Sunday
        • Where: ATP Tennis Center, Mason
        • Prize money: $2.95 million
        • Defending champion: Thomas Enqvist
        • Beneficiaries: The tournament has raised more than $4.6 million for Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1974. Last year's event raised $325,734. Since 1991, the Seniors event has raised more than $254,000 for Tennis For City Youth, a Cincinnati Recreation Commission program to help grass-roots tennis in the city. Last year's event raised $36,500.
        Schedule: Today, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. ($18); Wednesday, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. ($22); Thursday, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. ($24); Friday, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m. ($28); Saturday, 1 p.m., 7 p.m. ($34); Sunday, 1 p.m. ($40).
        • Tickets: Call 651-0303 or TicketMaster at 562-4949.
        • Web sites: Enquirer.com, www.masters-series.com

        Television
        (ESPN, ESPN2, CBS
)
        Today — 1-3 p.m., ESPN (live)
        Wednesday — 1-3 p.m., ESPN (live); 8-10 p.m., ESPN2 (live)
        Thursday — 1-3 p.m., ESPN (live); 8-10 p.m., ESPN2 (live)
        Friday — 1-3 p.m., ESPN (live); 1-3 a.m. Saturday, ESPN2 (same-day tape)
        Saturday — 1-3 p.m., ESPN (live); 10 p.m.-midnight, ESPN2 (tape delayed)
        Sunday — 1-3 p.m., CBS (live)

        Special events
        • Today is Ladies Day — There is a brunch featuring the modeling of sportswear and designer-label fashions. It costs $18 for the brunch, $34 for the brunch and that day's matches. Call 651-0303 for information.
        • Today is also High School Tennis Day — There will be an on-court clinic and Skyline Chili lunch for $18 a person, including the day's matches ($16 a person for groups larger than 10; $14 for groups larger than 20). Call 651-0303 for information.

        • The Cincinnati Tennis Tournament Museum, in its third year, is open at the ATP Tennis Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It was created in 1999 to commemorate the first 100 years of tournament tennis in the city.
        • The Match-It Contest booth gives fans a chance to pick winners and scores Monday through Friday. Daily prizes will be awarded with a grand prize at the end of the week.

        Past champs (Tournament champions here since 1990
        Tennis Masters Series Cincinnati

        2000: Thomas Enqvist
        Great American Insurance ATP Championship
        1999: Pete Sampras
        1998: Patrick Rafter
        1997: Pete Sampras
        1996: Andre Agassi
        Thriftway ATP Championship
        1995: Andre Agassi
        1994: Michael Chang
        1993: Michael Chang
        1992: Pete Sampras
        1991: Guy Forget
        1990: Stefan Edberg
        Western Championship/ATP Championship/TMSC victory leaders:
        1. Stefan Edberg 45
        2. Jimmy Connors 39
        3. Michael Chang 38
        4. Mats Wilander> 36
        Pete Sampras 36
        6. Stan Smith 26
        7. Harold Solomon 25
        8. Brad Gilbert 24
        9. Andre Agassi 22
        10. Roscoe Tanner> 21

        Active Western Championship/ATP Championship/TMSC victory leaders:
        1. Michael Chang 38
        2. Pete Sampras 36
        3. Andre Agassi 22
        4. Thomas Enqvist 17
        5. Patrick Rafter 14
        6. Yevgeny Kafelnikov 13
        7. Wayne Ferreira 12
        8. David Wheaton 11
        9. Todd Martin 10
        Jan Siemerink 10

        Most Tennis Masters Series titles (since 1990)
        1. Andre Agassi 12
        2. Pete Sampras 11
        3. Thomas Muster
        4. Michael Chang 7
        5. Boris Becker 5
        Jim Courier 5
        Marcelo Rios 5
        8. Stefan Edberg 4
        Andrei Medvedev 4
        Gustavo Kuerten 4
        Thomas Enqvist 3
        Bold: Active players

       



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