Top-Ranked Players to Compete at Legg Mason - NBC4 Washington

Top-Ranked Players to Compete at Legg Mason



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    WASHINGTON - AUGUST 05: Andy Roddick of the USA returns a shot against Gilles Simon of France during day 4 of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center on August 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Andy Roddick returns yet again at the 2011 Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

    The tourney will run from July 30-August 8. Last week, tournament officials announced a player field consisting of 10 Top 30 players.

    The tournament will be held at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, located at 16th and Kennedy Streets NW, in Rock Creek Park.

    Top-ranked American Mardy Fish, No. 9 in the world, leads the field along with Roddick, a three-time Legg Mason Tennis Classic champion.

    The 2010 champ, David Nalbandian, will also return to compete in this year's tourney. Nalbandian is currently ranked 23rd in the world.

    The field's mix of top international and U.S. players includes six players who have already won singles titles in 2011.

    One young player seeking his first title is 26-year-old Somdev Devvarman. Originally from India, Devvarman resides in Charlottesville, Va., and won two consecutive NCAA Singles Championship titles while attending the University of Virginia.

    Devvarman defeated John Isner, who is also competing in the 2011 Legg Mason Classic, for his first NCAA Singles Championship in 2007.