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March 9, 2011

University of Oregon hosts NIKE Clash of the Champions

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Photo: Roger Federer serves the ball during the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

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Photo: Roger Federer returns the shot of Rafael Nadal during their match at the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

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Photo: Rafael Nadal returns the shot of Roger Federer during their match at the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

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Photo: Maria Sharapova returns the shot of Victoria Azarenka during their match at the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

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Photo: (L to R) Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova play in a mixed doubles match as John McEnroe sits in the referees chair during the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

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Photo: Roger Federer cheers on John McEnroe from the referees chair during the Clash of Champions at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo © 2011 Steve Dykes/Getty Images).

The University of Oregon’s sparkling new facility hosted four of the biggest stars from the professional tennis circuit, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka, who appeared March 8 in the “NIKE Clash of the Champions.” The event featured Sharapova and Azarenka playing a singles set, followed by a mixed doubles set and then a men’s singles set between the top two players in the world, Nadal and Federer.

“The NIKE Clash of the Champions is one of the most unique events we could dream of hosting,” University of Oregon Director of Athletics Rob Mullens told the media gathered to cover the event.

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