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Pete vs. Gael Monfils Exo on Feb. 7, 2011

SAP Open has announced that two-time SAP Open singles champion and 14-time Grand Slam winner Pete Sampras (USA) will return to the 2011 SAP Open to compete in a singles exhibition match against Gael Monfils. The Sampras vs. Monfils exhibition will take place on Monday, February 7 at 7 p.m. at HP Pavilion at San Jose. This is the first meeting between the two players. For more information visit SAP Open Tweet … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras in Chengdu (October 21-24, 2010)

Match Results October 21: Sampras def. Pat Cash 6-3, 6-1 October 22: Sampras def. Guy Forget 7-6(9), 6-3 October 23: Sampras def. Srichaphan 6-2, 6-3 October 24: Rusedski def. Sampras 6-4, 6-2 Tweet … Read entire article »

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Sampras and Rusedski to Square off in Chengdu Open Final

CHENGDU, China. October 23, 2010 – Pete Sampras (USA) and Greg Rusedski (GBR) plowed through their respective round robin groups without dropping a set, securing their places in the Chengdu Open Final on October 24. Sampras boasted a double victory, finally beating his jet lag and then easily eliminating Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) 6-2, 6-3. Sampras was at his freshest since arriving in Chengdu on the 20th. “Today I actually felt more coherent, like I was actually here,” he said. “I just felt better movement-wise. I was finding my range a little bit better, I really hit the ball well from all sides of the court. I served pretty well. I just felt physically better. I just finally got the jet lag under control…in time to go back tomorrow,” he laughed. Hitting … Read entire article »

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2010 Chengdu Open – Sampras Defeats Pat Cash 6-3, 6-1

The headline match featured fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras (USA) in his China debut versus Chengdu fan-favorite Pat Cash (AUS), the 1987 Wimbledon Champion who regaled fans at last year’s inaugural Chengdu Open with his animated play. Sampras reigned supreme, defeating Cash 6-3, 6-1 with his trademark clean-struck heavy ground strokes and legendary serve. Sampras had triple-break point at 1-1, but Cash rallied to win four straight points and hold serve. At 3-3, Sampras whipped a forehand passing shot up the line to get the break. His play struck a chord with the enthusiastic fans, who hooted as he unleashed a vintage Air-Sampras overhead smash. The match epitomized the nostalgic beauty of the ATP Champions Tour, with the level and style of play leaving fans aching for eras past. Throughout … Read entire article »

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