Four Current and Former World No. 1 Players Featured in Shriver’s 24th Charity Event

Four Current and Former World No. 1 Players Featured in Shriver’s 24th Charity Event

Courtesy: USTA.com

BALTIMORE– Former world No. 1 and Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe joins fellow former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, No. 1 doubles stars Bob and Mike Bryan, and US Open giant killers Melanie Oudin and John Isner, for the BCF Tennis Challenge presented by The Baltimore Sun Media Group at 1st Mariner Arena at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Tickets for the BCF Tennis Challenge are on sale through all Ticketmaster outlets including the 1st Mariner Arena Box Office, or by calling Ticketmaster Phonecharge at 410-547-SEAT (7328). Sponsorship and ticket information can be obtained by calling the Tournament Office at 410-296-2929 or via the web at tennischallenge.org.


John McEnroe

McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, (US Open and Wimbledon) and 10-time Grand-Slam doubles champion, also led the U.S. to five Davis Cup Championships while finishing the year ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles four times plus two additional times in doubles. He has won more than 150 career doubles and singles championships.

McEnroe has been a tennis commentator for major tennis championships since his retirement from full-time competition.

Shriver said, “John is a tennis icon on and off the court and arguably one of the greatest players of all time. Our field has never been stronger with four current and former world No. 1 players, and two young stars headed for greatness.”

The “Let it Rip” Reception and Auction, featuring the Bryan Bros. Band playing music from their new “Let it Rip” CD, will kick off Shriver’s 24th annual charity fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Tremont Grand Hotel. Tickets can be purchased by calling 410-296-2929.

To read more about how the Bryan Brothers became the No. 1 ranked team in the season-ending championships,
click here.

The BCF Tennis Challenge presented by The Baltimore Sun Media Group is the longest running annual charity event in the world. Since 1986, more than $4 million has been raised and distributed to area charities through Shriver’s partnership with the Baltimore Community Foundation.

The BCF Tennis Challenge will include World TeamTennis format and scoring, featuring Orioles Jeremy Guthrie and Brad Bergesen mixing it up with the tennis pros in the Orioles Challenge celebrity doubles match coached by your favorite Ravens.

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