Current, past ATP stars team up for Haiti benefit match

INDIAN WELLS: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will team up with retired stars Pete Sampas and Andre Agassi in a tennis exhibition to benefit Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

The “Hit For Haiti” match will be played March 12 during the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s tournament at Indian Wells. Tournament director Steve Simon said he expects the event to raise a minimum of $1 million.

A similar event held during the Australian Open raised more than $600,000. Federer and Sampas will team up for the doubles match against Nadal and Agassi. Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross. Fans will be able to donate through text messages and contributions at the tournament.

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