A quartet of retired champions will break out their old sweatbands at Barclays Center in December for the arena’s first-ever tennis event, and the veterans say they can’t wait to make a racket in the borough of Kings.
“I’ve always loved Brooklyn and can’t wait to get back there,” said Andy Roddick, who won the 2003 U.S. Open and retired in 2012.
Roddick will face off against fellow aces Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, and James Blake in the final round of the Power Shares Series — a nationwide circuit for former icons. The four legends will compete in two one-set semifinal matches, then the winners will go head-to-head in a one-set championship match.
Kings County hasn’t hosted a significant tennis match since the U.S. Pro Tennis Championships at the Terrace Club in Flatbush in 1935.
PowerShares QQQ Cup at Barclays Center [620 Atlantic Ave. at Flatbush Ave. in Prospect Heights, www.barcl