FORT MYERS, Fla.
- Feb. 14, 2020
-- Fans of Madisen's Match will have the rare opportunity to see key members of the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team during the Golisano Children's Hospital Pro Tennis Classic, a Madisen's Match premiere event. The charity exhibition, which is part of a two-day tennis extravaganza, takes place on Monday, March 23 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College.
Davis Cup is the top international tennis team competition in the world. Representing the U.S. in doubles - and playing in their third consecutive Madisen's Match - will be the Bryan brothers - Bob and Mike - who are in their final season on the ATP Tour, culminating at the U.S. Open.
Prices start at $35 for this special day of tennis. Ticket packages also include seating in the Courtside Club and VIP Baseline Club - including passes to the VIP Hospitality Terrace. To order, go to MadisensMatch.com/
purchase-tickets or call the Suncoast Credit Union Arena box office at 239-481-4849.
The Bryan brothers are the most accomplished doubles team in the history of tennis. The 41-old identical twins have won 16 Grand Slam titles and 118 titles overall. Their legendary resume also includes Olympic gold at the 2012 London games.
Opelka, 22, who won his first ATP Tour title in 2019, will dazzle crowds during his Madisen's Match debut with a serve that has been clocked at 140 miles per hour. He recorded an incredible 1,000 aces in 2019, becoming only the eighth player to do so since aces became a statistic in 1991. Fritz, 22, is coming off a successful Australian Open, winning three matches and just missing out on his first Grand Slam round of 16 appearance.
"What a special honor to have the entire U.S. Davis Cup team playing in our event. It shows what Madisen's Match means to these players and to the tennis world," Madisen's Match founder Duane Chaney said. "It's a thrill to see players of this caliber in the same place, and it's even better knowing it's all going to help children in Southwest Florida that are suffering from cancer."
The event has raised over $1 million since its inception in 2009. Since 2011, funds have gone exclusively to Barbara's Friends.
A VIP Gala & Auction takes place on Sunday, March 22 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Madisen's Match also includes a Legends Tennis Camp & Pro Am on the morning of March 23 at Miromar.