Michael Chang will replace Jimmy Connors in the Champions Shootout during the Nov. 10 PowerShares Series tennis tournament at the in Duluth.
Chang will now compete against John McEnroe, Jim Courier and Mats Wilander, according to an announcement Wednesday by InsideOut Sports + Entertainment. Connors was forced to withdraw due to a hip injury.
The PowerShares Series will visit 12 cities starting Oct. 13 in Surprise, AZ, and concluding Nov. 30 in Anaheim, CA. The tour, formerly known as the Champions Series, is being produced by Larry Magid.
Also participating in the tournament will be other Grand Slam champions Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, and Patrick Rafter along with Davis Cup Champion Todd Martin. The top three finishers at the end of the seven-week season will share a prize pool totaling $1 million.
Each PowerShares Series tournament will showcase four of the legendary players competing for ranking points playing in two 1-set semifinals followed by a 1-set championship match.
Sampras earned $500,000 by finishing the 2011 season as the No. 1 ranked player, followed by Jim Courier earning $350,000 at No. 2 and Andre Agassi collecting $150,000 at No. 3.
Tickets for the 2012 PowerShares Series are on sale now. For more information, visit http://www.PowerSharesSeries.com/.
Created in 2005 by New York-based InsideOut Sports + Entertainment, the PowerShares Series is a tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30. The tournament is named for Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC.