Tennis pros possess just the right mix of power and finesse to shred the ball across the court without literally shredding the ball in the racket's gridded strings. Watch the greats tear it up with this GrouponLive deal to see the Champions Classic at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $27, you get one G-Pass for seating in the rear rows of sections 105–109 or 118–112 (up to a $53.50 value, including all fees).
- For $47, you get one G-Pass for seating in the middle rows of sections 101–108 or 110 (up to a $93.50 value, including all fees).
- For $66, you get one G-Pass for seating in the front rows of sections 102, 103, 107B, 109, 110, 112, 115, 116, 120B, or 125 (up to a $133.50 value, including all fees).
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
In the 1990s, Pete Sampras and Jim Courier faced each other 20 times, the former winning on almost every occasion—including in six of their eight matches held in Grand Slam tournaments. Likewise, John McEnroe faced Ivan Lendl 36 times from 1980 to 1992, each match a showdown between McEnroe's theatrical, net-attacking bravado and Lendl's stoic, groundstroke-thumping efficiency. On October 18, both pairs of dueling icons rekindle their legendary rivalries at the Champions Classic, a one-night, three-match tournament in which they vie for bragging rights and the No. 1 ranking in the Champions Series. The first semifinal match takes place at 7:30 p.m., when McEnroe and Lendl thrill fans and act incredulous at the fact that they once used wooden rackets in a one-set match packed with lightning-quick volleys, bludgeoning forehands, and thundering grunts. The second semifinal round starts at 8:15 p.m., as Courier and Sampras square off in a high-stakes battle that showcases the strength of their will and the absorbency of their sweatbands. The finals start at 9 p.m., as the victors of the semifinals fan the front rows of the Palace with ferocious swings across an eight-game pro-set match.