Sampras, Blake to meet in exhibition

Updated: February 23, 2010, 3:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Pete Sampras and James Blake have been added to the roster for a tennis exhibition in Atlantic City.

Organizers said on Tuesday that 14-time Grand Slam champion Sampras will play Blake on April 10 in the inaugural Caesars Tennis Classic. The event will be hosted by Venus Williams at Boardwalk Hall.

Also, Ivan Lendl will face Mats Wilander in a one-set, no-ad scoring match. Andy Roddick will play recently retired Marat Safin in a best-of-three match, followed by the Sampras-Blake clash.

Caesars says it will donate equipment to the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education group. It runs programs for 6,500 children in various cities, including Atlantic City, Camden and Philadelphia.


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