Kiefer Accepts Wild Card into Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships

NEWPORT, RI — The International Tennis Hall of Fame announced today that Germany’s Nicolas Kiefer has accepted a wild card to play in the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships July 9-15. Mark Philippoussis, a wild card in last year’s event, won the singles title.

Nicolas Kiefer has posted a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world, completing the 2004 season ranked at No. 21 and the 2005 season ranked at No. 23 in the world. In 2006 Kiefer missed the second half of the season with an injury suffered at Roland Garros, however he finished the 2006 season in the Top 50 for the tenth time in his career.

Kiefer has captured six singles titles and three doubles titles in his 11-year career. He reached the 2006 semifinal at the Australian Open (losing to eventual champion Roger Federer) and has made quarterfinal appearances at Wimbledon in 1997, the Australian Open in 1998, and both the Australian Open and US Open in 2000.

Kiefer, an eight-year veteran of Germany’s Davis Cup team whose favorite surfaces are hard courts and grass, returned to tournament play in Halle earlier this month. He is currently competing at Wimbledon and yesterday won his first round match in straight sets.

Played for the Van Alen Cup on the legendary grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships will feature 32 of the top men in professional tennis. Tickets for the Monday through Friday tennis sessions of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships can be ordered online or by calling 866-914-FAME. Tickets for Saturday’s 2007 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and semifinal matches and Sunday’s Championship Finals are sold out. For more information, call 866-914-FAME.

Family Weekend will be held July 7-8 as a kick-off event for the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, July 9-15. The two-day Family Weekend event will be held each day from 10:00am to 3:00pm and is in conjunction with the Qualifying Tournament of the Campbell’s event. Family Weekend will consist of junior tennis clinics, tennis demonstrations and skills activities, along with off-court activities including tennis trivia and interactive tennis games on the Hall of Fame’s floor to ceiling large screen projector in the museum. Admission for Family Weekend including all activities, tours, and demonstrations has been specially priced at $9 for adults, $5 for children (14 and under) and $23 for a family each day. For more information and to sign up for junior clinics, call 866-914-FAME.


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