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The 2014 Desert Showdown

Posted on March 17, 2014 in Tournaments

Stadium Court at La Quinta Resort

Stadium Court at La Quinta Resort

The Desert Showdown (formerly the Desert Smash) was a happening place to be this year. Like last year, I was able to attend the event and was entertained from the moment I got there until the moment I left. This year’s event came with a new name along with several other notable changes. The first was that the event expanded into two days to include both golf and tennis events. Will Ferrell was the host this year to keep everyone and anyone entertained throughout the event. The tennis event featured a pro am tournament in the morning (with the participants receiving a goody bag from Tennis Warehouse!) and then an exhibition in the afternoon at the beautiful La Quinta Resort.

Will Ferrell taking a break after his match

Will Ferrell taking a break after his match

I was lucky enough to attend the exhibition and was delighted to see some fun tennis from both celebrities and professionals. Here is a list of the action:

Joel McHale/Rebel Wilson vs Will Ferrell/Viveca Paulin

Bryan Brothers vs Fernando Verdasco/David Marrero.

Donald Young/Redfoo vs Sam Querrey / Boris Kodjoe

Ana Ivanovic vs Daniela Hantuchova

Kevin Spacey/Stanislas Wawrinka vs Will Ferrell/Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic vs Wawrinka

Redfoo of LMFAO serving

Redfoo of LMFAO serving

Finishing up the event was a very exciting concert featuring Boys II Men, Redfoo and his Party Rock Crew, and Nelly. This event happened the two days before the start of the BNP Paribas Open and is perfect for any tennis enthusiast. The best part is that part of the proceeds benefit the charity, Cancer for College. For more information about this event, you can check out there website here.

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