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Andre Agassi, John McEnroe to play in exhibition at L.A. Open

March 21, 2010 | 11:44 pm

Agassi_333 Andre Agassi and John McEnroe will play an exhibition tennis match on July 24 at the L.A. Open. The proceeds will benefit the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. The foundation operates the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas.

Agassi was a four-time winner of the L.A. Open, while McEnroe won it twice. And Agassi beat McEnroe once at the event, 6-4, 0-6, 6-4, in the 1988 semifinals. Agassi won his 60th, and final, career title in Los Angeles in 2005.

Main draw play will begin July 26. Already committed to the tournament are Novak Djokovic, ranked No. 2 in the world, No. 5-ranked and defending U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and defending singles champion Sam Querrey and doubles champions Mike and Bob Bryan.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Andre Agassi and wife Steffi Graf after his Hit for Haiti benefit at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images