Tennis great Pete Sampras evaluates his successors at the top of the men’s game and tells Open Court why he’s happy to stay at home.
In July 2007, Pete Sampras was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame. During this memorable occasion, 35 members of Samprasfanz went to Rhode Island to witness the historical moment. After the ceremony, Pete met with the Samprasfanz members. What a thrill for the fanz to finally meet Pete!
Legendary Pete Sampras joins Roger Federer in New Delhi, India. Pete and Roger are representing the same team, Indian Aces at the IPTL. For more pictures of Pete, please visit our gallery.
Pete Sampras and Roger Federer on the plane to India. Pete is scheduled to play against Pat Rafter and Goran Ivanisevic.
In an interview published in the Men’s Journal, Stan Wawrinka, the Australian Open 2014 champion was asked who his favorite player was when he was a kid.
“Sampras,” Wawrinka said. “Always Pete Sampras.”
“You know the quote, right?” I asked. “Sampras said after Australia that he wished he had your backhand.”
He cracked up.
“Yeah, and I want his trophies.”