The Greenbrier resort announced today that its Tennis Pro Emeritus, Pete Sampras, will take on eight-time tennis Grand Slam winner, Andre Agassi, at the grand opening of Center Court at Creekside on June 20.
Tennis Hall-of-Famer and fourteen-time Grand Slam winner, Pete Sampras, made his debut at The Greenbrier in 2012 at the inaugural Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic. Sampras returned again in 2013 and in 2014 to headline the Tennis Classic along with fellow Hall-of-Famer John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Tommy Haas, Ivan Lendl and others. Sampras was named The Greenbrier’s first-ever Tennis Pro Emeritus in April of 2014.
“Pete Sampras is the consummate gentleman ambassador for the international sport of tennis, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him back to The Greenbrier and count him among our legendary group of sports pros representing America’s Resort,” says Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier.
Former world no. 1, Andre Agassi, has been referred to by many as one of the most dominant tennis players in the history of the game. Agassi and Sampras first met at a Grand Slam final in the 1990 US Open. The two went on to play each other a total of 34 times in a 12-year-span, with Sampras winning 20 of the matches. The Agassi-Sampras rivalry is widely known as one of the greatest sports face-offs of all time.
The rivalry will continue on June 20th, 2015 as The Greenbrier unveils its new, state-of-the-art tennis stadium, Center Court at Creekside. Sampras and Agassi will go head-to-head at America’s newest professional outdoor stadium.
ABOUT THE GREENBRIER: Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as “America’s Resort,” it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club’s private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The New Orleans Saints Training Camp, The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedEx Cup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort’s grounds.