ESPN To Present BNP Paribas Showdwon

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MSG Sports and StarGames announced today that ESPN will televise the much anticipated 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown live from Madison Square Garden on Monday, February 28 with MSG Networks airing a replay on March 7 & 14. The one-day, tennis showcase will feature two of the greatest rivalries in all of tennis when John McEnroe faces off against Ivan Lendl to be followed with Pete Sampras taking on Andre Agassi.

Starting at 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3.com will stream live the classic rivalry between McEnroe and Lendl. And, at 9:00 p.m. ESPN2 will televise the final match when rivals Sampras and Agassi square off. ESPN’s coverage will showcase leading on-air commentators during the event including Chris Fowler, Patrick McEnroe as well as former Agassi coaches Darren Cahill and Brad Gilbert.  ESPN International will distribute the matches to 45 million homes in 130 countries and territories.

A replay of the BNP Paribas Showdown will be telecast on MSG Plus on Monday, March 7 and again on MSG Network on Monday, March 14. Both telecasts will feature McEnroe versus Lendl at 7:00 p.m. and Sampras versus Agassi at 8:00 p.m., with two-time Emmy Award winning broadcaster, Ted Robinson along with Justin Gimelstob calling the action.

“We’re happy to once again have television partners who can help showcase tennis as it’s played in such an historic venue,” said Jerry Solomon, president StarGames Inc. “ESPN is a proven leader in tennis with their coverage of the majors, while MSG is the authority on the arena that shares its name. We look forward to both their broadcasts.”

“ESPN has been a terrific partner, and their participation in the BNP Paribas Showdown inherently makes this an even bigger national event,” said Scott O’Neil, president, MSG Sports.  “In addition, the matches will be rebroadcast on MSG Networks on March 7th and 14th, so fans will have another opportunity to watch these tennis icons perform on the world’s biggest stage.”

Renewing classic rivalries of the 80’s and 90’s, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl will compete in a one set pro match (first player to win eight games) followed by a best of three set match between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. The four all-time greats have won a combined 37 Grand Slam Singles titles and 295 ATP Tour events.

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