Four of the brightest stars in professional tennis are scheduled to perform in Oregon next month. World No.1 Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are expected to be part of the “NIKE Clash of the Champions” event, set for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at the University of Oregon’s new Matthew Knight Arena.
The event will feature Sharapova and Williams playing a singles set, followed by a mixed doubles set and concluding with a men’s singles set between Federer and Nadal.
Ticket prices range between $25 and $85. According to the UO news release, a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit each player’s charitable foundations.
Tickets for the Clash of the Champions go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.MatthewKnightArena.com, at all Tickets West outlets, at the Matthew Knight Arena box office on 13th Avenue in Eugene, or by calling 1-800-WEBFOOT (UO athletic ticket office) or 1-800-992-TIXX (Tickets West).
“We are extremely excited to host some of the biggest names in professional tennis in Matthew Knight Arena,” said Oregon Director of Athletics Rob Mullens. “Our unique partnership with NIKE has allowed us to attract this one-of-a-kind event to the University of Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield community.