Update: With Mardy Fish forced out due to injury suffered in World Team Tennis, Mark Philippoussis will step in for the 2016 event to take Fish's place.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Ahead of the first-annual PowerShares Legends Winston-Salem night on Aug. 21, 2016, Winston-Salem Open Tournament Director Bill Oakes held the draw ceremony for the four-player outing at Wimbledon on Monday, June 27.
In the draw, Mardy Fish was the first name drawn and his semifinal opponent will be James Blake. Completing the semifinals, Andy Roddick will take on Jim Courier with the two winners meeting later Sunday evening during Session 3 in the PowerShares Legends Winston-Salem final.
"The PowerShares Legends Series is something we're very excited to be able to bring to our fans for the first time in 2016, Oakes said back in January when it was announced the Series would be making a stop in Winston-Salem this year. "Getting the chance to watch and meet guys like Roddick, Blake, Fish and Courier is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we're thrilled to be one of 12 cities and to be hosting a PowerShares event this summer."
Tickets to the PowerShares Legends Winston-Salem night are on sale through the ticket office. Included with the matches will be small group clinics and behind-the-scenes opportunities to meet the players.
The PowerShares Series is a tennis circuit for champion players over the age of 30. Other players competing in 2016 at various locations include Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Mark Philippoussis. The Winston-Salem Open is the only men's tournament on the Emirates Airline US Open Series in line to host a PowerShares event in 2016. The Connecticut Open will also be hosting a PowerShares Series event on Aug. 25 and 26 featuring Agassi, McEnroe, Blake and Fish.
In 2015, Roddick won the PowerShares Series points title in his second year of competing on the series by winning eight events. Blake finished second behind Roddick with two wins.