More than 250 supportive sponsors, boxholders, and fans gathered with top ATP World Tour pros at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday evening for the official Draw Ceremony for the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Tournament Director Mark Stenning and Tournament Referee Sean Sloane emceed the event, which featured many local fans and supporters pulling the chips. The results promise to serve up a great week of tennis. No. 1 seed John Isner drew a qualifier, Lleyton Hewitt and Ryan Harrison will face off in singles and doubles, and USC great Steve Johnson an UCLA star Clay Thompson will face off in a PAC-12 clash. Click here for the full draw, and visit our photo gallery to see more photos of a fun night.
Brad Faxon, an 8-time champion on the PGA TOUR and Rhode Island resident was a special guest at the event. Just prior to the ceremony, he and Lleyton Hewitt, 2-time major champion and current world No. 48 on the ATP World Tour, exchanged some tricks of their trades meeting up for some tennis and golf on the Hall of Fame's grass courts. The two played a tennis tiebreak, followed by a some chipping from the tall grass around the courts. Hewitt won the tiebreak 7-3. Faxon, a Rhode Island resident, is preparing to head off to the U.S. Senior Open this week, while Hewitt will compete in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, where he was a finalist the past two years.