Pete Sampras has arrived in Melbourne and will be presenting the trophy to the winner in Sunday’s final. During the presscon, he was asked on the GOAT, tennis rivalries and if he is interested in coaching other players.
Transcript of the interview is also available below:
After the first set tiebreak that went to Rafa, Pete was interviewed on his thoughts about the first set.
NO, Pete and Bridgette do not have a new baby. The baby on the picture is Justin Gimelstob’s son, who was on set during the interview with Pete.
Watch out for Pete’s interview on Tennis Channel’s “Holding Court”.
Samprasfanz members send their Christmas greetings to Pete, Bridgette and the boys.
Dual champion Pete Sampras will make a rare grand slam appearance to present the Australian Open men’s trophy in January, when a total prizemoney purse of $33 million will be shared among the world’s tennis elite.
Sampras, the reclusive 14-time major singles winner who claimed the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup in 1994 and 1997, has been enticed to return to Melbourne Park for the first time since his farewell appearance in 2002. Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of his first success.
Read more: Sydney Morning Herald