Luke Jensen at the “Virtual Open” in NYC

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Luke Jensent hits the virtual court today (pictured above).

Today, tomorrow and Thursday, Lexus is hosting the Lexus Virtual Open in Rockefeller Center. For every serve hit, Lexus will donate $1 to the Andy Roddick Foundation (up to $30,000). In addition, the winner as of Thursday, gets a one year lease on a Lexus IS F.

“Lexus Virtual Open at Rockefeller Center” Gives Tennis And Gaming Fans a Swing in Wii Tournament

Ultimate tennis experience gives New Yorkers, visitors a chance to win a one-year lease on a
new Lexus IS F while helping raise funds for the Andy Roddick Foundation

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WHAT: Tennis and gaming enthusiasts can experience the excitement of the US Open and show off their skills at the “Lexus Virtual Open at Rockefeller Center” from September 4-6 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily). Participants in the three-day virtual tournament, featuring a scaled-down tennis court and Nintendo’s Wii console, will compete for the chance to win a one year lease of a new Lexus IS F and tickets to the US Open finals.

Professional tennis player and ESPN on-court analyst Luke Jensen and his former doubles partner and brother, Murphy Jensen, will be onsite to instruct participants and provide commentary throughout the tournament. What’s more, for each serve hit during the virtual tournament, Lexus will donate $1 to the Andy Roddick Foundation (up to $30,000).

The event is free to participate and open to the public. For more information about the Lexus Virtual Open at Rockefeller Center, visit www.myownpursuit.com.

WHERE: 50th Street and Rockefeller Plaza

WHO: Luke Jensen, Professional tennis player and ESPN on-court analyst
Murphy Jensen, Professional tennis player and host of Tennis Channel’s Open Access
*NOTE: In 1993, Luke and his brother Murphy Jensen Luke won the French Open doubles crown

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VISUALS: – Hundreds of Wii players battling it out on the scaled down US Open tennis court
- ESPN commentator Luke Jensen and his brother Murphy Jensen umpiring matches, providing tips for players and more!

FINALS: The top two scorers will compete on Sept. 6 for the chance to win the grand prize,
a one year lease of a Lexus IS F and two tickets to watch the US Open Finals in the Lexus Luxury Suite on Sunday, Sept. 9. The runner up will receive two tickets to watch the US Open semi-finals on Sept. 8 in the Lexus Luxury Suite.

Advantage New Yorkers

Lexus brings Virtual Open to Rockefeller Center

New Yorkers can participate in ultimate tennis experience for chance to win a one-year lease on a new Lexus IS F.

NEW YORK (Sept. 4, 2007)—As the world’s professional tennis players vie for greatness at the US Open, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to share the experience at the Lexus Virtual Open at Rockefeller Center during the second week of the tournament. Participants can compete on a scaled down version of a tennis court for the chance to win a one-year lease on a new Lexus IS F and tickets to the US Open finals.

Tennis and gaming enthusiasts will take to the virtual courts at Rockefeller Center, in the heart of New York City, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 4-6. Professional tennis player and ESPN on-court analyst Luke Jensen will instruct participants and provide commentary as they compete on Nintendo’s Wii console. For each serve hit during the virtual tournament, Lexus will donate $1 to the Andy Roddick Foundation (up to $30,000).

“As a sponsor of the US Open we created this event to bring the excitement of Flushing Meadows to Manhattan,” said Steve Jett, Lexus national marketing communications manager. “There’s nothing like the thrill of competing in the US Open, and while tennis enthusiasts may never experience the roar of the crowd and feel the courts beneath their feet, the Lexus Virtual Open at Rockefeller Center gives them the opportunity to get a taste of it—and win a one-year lease on a new IS F performance sedan, the same vehicle Lexus is awarding to the Men’s Singles Champion.”

The top two scorers will compete on Sept. 6 for the chance to win the grand prize, a one- year lease on a Lexus IS F and two tickets to watch the US Open finals in the Lexus Luxury Suite on Sunday, Sept. 9. The runner up will receive two tickets to watch the US Open semi-finals on Sept. 8 in the Lexus Luxury Suite.

The event is open to the public. For more information about the Lexus Virtual Open at Rockefeller Center, participants can log on to myownpursuit.com.

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