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The Venetian Macau Tennis Showdown 2009

Our Samprasfanz moderator, Philip recounts his unforgettable weekend in Macau. He, along with our President, Joy Parker and her daughter Robyn, and longtime member Lily, was in Macau for the “Tennis Showdown” – an exhibition match featuring Pete Sampras against Andre Agassi and also introducing upcoming tennis players Yuki Bhambri and Ryan Harrison. October 24, 2009, Macau On Saturday, October 24th, we took the ferry from Hong Kong to Macau and got to the Venetian hotel around noon. After lunch we went to the mini-golf course on the 7th floor of the hotel, for the photo shoot on a purpose-built tennis court on the artificial grass. Pete and the other players arrived on schedule. He look great, a little tanned, and looked very fit indeed, more so than when I saw … Read entire article »

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Sampras Rained Out in Lakeway

Austin Tennis Classic Postponed Sunday, 08 Nov 2009 myFOXaustin – Tennis legend Pete Sampras won 14 career Grand Slam Titles, but even he could not tame the rain as torrential showers postponed the Austin Tennis Classic in Lakeway. The event helps raise money for the charity Children of Fallen Soldiers. Sampras’ scheduled exhibition match with Todd Martin will try to be re-scheduled for sometime in December. Fox 7’s Dave Cody asked Sampras about Andre Agassi, who recently admitted taking crystal meth as a tour player in 1997. “I didn’t know what to say,” said Sampras. “I respect (Agassi), he’s a friend of mine, he was my main rival in the 90’s and I tell him flat out he made a mistake absolutely. I said ‘what were you thinking and to lie about … Read entire article »

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[Video] Doubles Match in Macau

Pete Sampras / Yuki Bhambri vs. Andre Agassi / Ryan Harrison Tweet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Archives 2003 to 2011