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Sampras winds down, but not ready to go [Jan 2, 2003]

Before assessing the future, you should attack the past, cover it from baseline to net, and so Pete Sampras recently slid in a tape of his U.S. Open quarterfinal triumph against tennis’ “It Boy,” Andy Roddick, a flattened bug on the windshield of high-speed fate. This rewind through the most improbable individual sports tale of 2002 emboldened the man who would be the most deserving individual sports star of 2003, a champion ready to say goodbye just when America was letting him in the door. “The end is near,” Sampras said by phone, but that end has been postponed on account of greatness and grit. He watched that straight-sets destruction of Roddick and saw his New Age opponent overwhelmed by the magnitude of some Old School majesty, by the bright lights … Read entire article »

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