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The Making Of A Champion

DEUCE Magazineby James Buddell August 26, 2010 Twenty years ago, at 19 years and 28 days, Pete Sampras went from anonymity to global superstar after he became the youngest US Open champion in history. The legendary American, his allies and rivals, reflect on the first of his 14 major titles. Shy and impressionable, 18-year-old Pete Sampras arrived at the house of World No. 1 Ivan Lendl in Greenwich, Connecticut, in November 1989. He had replaced high school with tennis’ nomadic life in the single-minded pursuit of becoming a great champion when he turned pro in Philadelphia 20 months earlier. As a natural talent, with an attacking style that was so fluent, even artistic, as to make the game appear easy, his game was in complete contrast to that of Lendl. Lendl worked for everything. … Read entire article »

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Bogota Exhibition

August 20, 2010 Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi at the tennis exhibition in Bogota, Colombia 6-4, 6-3. MORE ON THE EVENT Thursday, August 26 2010 – Bogota, Colombia – Following the highly acclaimed, record-breaking tennis exo in Puerto Rico this past May, Premier International has made history again. Bringing world class tennis to the heart of Colombia for the first time, Premier continues to impact untouched markets with overwhelming success. Together with production partner IMLA, Premier International, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras continued to reach new heights this past week, as Bogota, Colombia played host to the tennis tour that continues to rock Latin America. In front of 13,000 on a chilly evening at the Coliseo El Campin, an overwhelming roar welcomed the two legends to Colombia for the first time. As the … Read entire article »

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Pete in Bogota (August 20, 2010)

Pete in Bogota (August 20, 2010) Thank you to Luis E. for sharing his pictures of Pete’s visit to Bogota, Colombia. Pete went to Bogota to take part in an exhibition match with Andre Agassi. Pete continued his dominance over his rival, 6-4, 6-3. View more pictures from Luis E Link to press pictures and video Tweet … Read entire article »

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