Milos Raonic, Andy Roddick to 'face-off' in Toronto exhibition
Canada's Milos Raonic will make a rare appearance at home this fall.
The 21-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., will battle recently-retired American star Andy Roddick in "The Face-Off," an exhibition event Nov. 16 at the Air Canada Centre.
"Other than at Rogers Cup once a year and the occasional Davis Cup tie in Canada, I don't get to play in front of the home crowd very often," Raonic said in a release. "This event gives me the chance to play in front of my Toronto fans, friends and family while showcasing some of the all-time great players like Pete Sampras last year and now Andy and Serena.
"It's going to be great to give Toronto fans another chance to see world-class tennis again this year."
American Serena Williams, the Olympic gold medallist who won the U.S. Open women's crown Sunday, will play Agnieszka Radwanska in a rematch of this year's Wimbledon final.
The 30-year-old Roddick is a former world No. 1 who retired from tournament play last week at the U.S. Open. Raonic will get another shot at the American who ousted him in the Memphis final in February of 2011.