Tennis showdown at the Garden

The BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden Monday night was everything we hoped it would be. Not only was the arena filled to the brim with enthusiastic fans from all over the world, but NYC (America) was exposed to one of, in my opinion, the world’s most underrated sports. A night with Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, at the Garden, goes down in my top 3 most memorable nights working in sports.

During our preparation at MSG weeks before the event, the four athletes mentioned the same things in each their press conferences , over and over: “We want to just simply enjoy the night with the fans (kids)” and “we want to bring attention to our sport”. Between Maria and Caroline’s dance-off, Rory McIlroy’s appearance on the court against Maria, Andy Roddick’s unending humor and a few dazzling shots from Federer, it’s safe to say ‘mission accomplished’.

See more pictures from our night at the Garden: Sports Illustrated

BUT, here’s the world’s sweetest photo… Caroline calling her boy to the court!

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