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Sampras to play Agassi for first time since retiring

MACAU – Tennis legends Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi will renew their epic rivalry later this year for the first time since the US Open final in 2002. The two Americans, who played each other 34 times, have not faced off since Sampras won that classic match and then retired. But they will be back on court in front of 15,000 fans at the Venetian Macau Showdown on October 25 for an exhibition. “I really enjoy playing, keeping sharp and staying in shape. It’s great to see Andre playing again as well, after the problems with his back,” said Sampras. “My motivation to play Andre in Macau will be playing my rival and the great energy that Macau has, so I am very excited to play him in October.” Asked what he remembered most about … Read entire article »

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Millennium Challenge – Pete vs Safin exhibtion match

May 14, 2009 LOS ANGELES – Pete Sampras, the 14-time Grand Slam Champion who held the No. 1 ranking for a record 286 weeks, will return to the LA Tennis Center at UCLA this summer for the “Millennium Challenge” as part of the 83rd annual LA Tennis Open. Sampras, a two-time LA Tennis Open champion, will take the court on opening night, July 27, for the “Millennium Challenge,” a rematch of the 2000 US Open final against Russian Marat Safin. Safin claimed the first of his two career Grand Slam titles with that win over Sampras in New York, and holds a 4-3 edge over the American in professional matches. Safin won their last meeting, which came in the fourth round of the 2002 Australian Open. “We’re thrilled that Pete Sampras, … Read entire article »

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