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Pete Sampras’ Golf Swing

Justin Gimelstob tweeted this video of Pete on the golf course. Tweet … Read entire article »

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ATP Video on SAP Exhibition

ATP World Tour “Uncovered” showed clips of the SAP exhibition between Pete and Gael Monfils Tweet … Read entire article »

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BNP Paribas Tennis Showdown Billboard

Billboard at NY Times Square promoting the upcoming exhibition match between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. Several Samprasfanz members will be watching the match! To get your tickets visit this link Tweet … Read entire article »

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Pete on Federer’s Aus Open Loss

“I still see Roger as the favorite. When he played Novak [Djokovic] at the U.S. Open and Aussie Open, I still thought he would find a way to win,” said Sampras. “Djokovic winning in straight sets down there surprised me, but I still think Federer will win a few more majors. I’ve been talking to Paul and they are going to go over a few things, but [losses are] going to happen because he’s raised the bar so high for himself for so long that we can’t expect him to sustain year in and year out. It’s the nature of the sport. He’s a little older, but still eager. When I was 29 I was burned out and beat down and I think he’s a little fresher.” “You’d like to see … Read entire article »

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Monfils beats Sampras in exhibition at SAP Open

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)-After one long point, Pete Sampras sat in a chair to catch his breath, while Gael Monfils dropped to the ground to do a push-up, followed by a sprint and then a sit-up. That was just one piece of evidence of the 15-year age difference between the two competitors in the exhibition match that highlighted the opening night of the SAP Open on Monday. Monfils was faster on the court, showing the ability to track down drop shots and other volleys Sampras thought would be winners. Monfils had more power on his serve as evidenced by three straight 130-plus mph aces at one point. And Monfils got the better of the 14-time Grand Slam winner, beating Sampras 7-6 (4), 6-4. “I felt I played a little better than I did … Read entire article »

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Monfils defeats Sampras in exhibition

Gael Monfils of France took on Pete Sampras, the American great, in an exhibition match at the SAP Open in San Jose, California. The match was part of the promotional activity for the tournament, and was scheduled in the evening session. While Sampras has been in retirement since 2002, he has played several exhibition matches since then, including one against Tommy Haas at the 2008 edition of this very tournament. He has also played Roger Federer twice and most recently colluded with Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi in a doubles fund raiser for the earthquake struck country of Haiti. He also won two Outback Champions Series titles in 2009, defeating both John McEnroe and Pat Rafter en route. Since Monfils and Sampras play contrasting styles of tennis, this match was always going to be … Read entire article »

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