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Pete Sampras will play in Argentina

The American, former world’s number one, will visit the South American country for the first time for the exhibition tour, which will include matches in Brazil and Chile. On May 20th, Pete Sampras is to perform in Argentina for the first time. He is to play a friendly match against either local shot David Nalbandian, seventh at the ATP, or Guillermo Cañas (20th). So far, it has been confirmed the American will play at Luna Park stadium and he will stay in Buenos Aires for merely 48 hours. A week prior to landing on Argentina, Sampras is to face Chilean Marcelo Rios in China and he is going to be part of a legendary tournament in Sao Paulo on May 25th. Source: SportsYa Tweet … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras will play in Chile

Pete Sampras talked about the match he will play against Marcelo Rios, another former world number one. Both players will meet on May 18, in a court at Arena, in Santiago de Chile. “It will be very exciting to be there (in Chile). It will be a great opportunity for all of those who supported me through the TV, as they can now watch me live,” the American told La Tercera. The Chilean was the one responsible for removing Sampras from the first place in the ATP ranking, after holding world number one title for 102 weeks. Regarding such issue, the American said that Rios “was one of the greatest players at that time,” and added that “it was a great challenge to move him from the first place, as he was playing … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras – Roger Federer at Madison Square Garden, NY

An exhibition match between the two tennis greats. View News Archive | Gallery Tweet … Read entire article »

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Sampras unveils secret racket in Federer match

March 12, 2008 Pete Sampras and the victorious Roger Federer were nearing the end of a news conference after their historic tennis exhibition at Madison Square Garden Monday night when a reporter asked the retired American which racket he’d chosen for the match. Both Sampras and Federer, the world’s No. 1 and a 12-time Grand Slam winner, had played with Wilson rackets. But Sampras cracked his aces with a nondescript black stick that was wrapped with purple grip tape — an apparent throwback to the Wilson ProStaff 6.0 models Sampras used to win his record 14 majors. So, Sampras was asked, was that an old ProStaff standby in your hand, the predecessor of Federer’s newfangled Wilson K Factor [K] Six.One Tour 90? “So you think,” Sampras said with a coy smile. “It’s not the racket … Read entire article »

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Federer, Sampras put on big show at Madison Square Garden

March 11, 2008CBSSports.com wire reports Tweet … Read entire article »

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Serving some nostalgia: Federer beats retired Sampras in MSG exhibition

March 11, 2008CBSSports.com wire reports Tweet … Read entire article »

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