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Pete Sampras, Gael Monfils leave them laughing in SAP Open exhibition

Feb 8, 2011 – For the lighter side of tennis, Monday night at HP Pavilion was the place to be. Push-ups, sit-ups, between-point wind sprints, photo breaks … the exhibition match between retired 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras, 39, and up-and-coming French showman Gael Monfils, 24, had a little bit of everything. When it ended, there was even some smack talk. Peeking ahead to an exhibition match against longtime rival Andre Agassi (also retired) at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 28, Sampras told the crowd of 4,911, “I’m looking forward to playing Andre. I’m always looking forward to kicking his little (behind).” It was the last laugh in a match filled with them. On the opening night of the SAP Open, Sampras and Monfils ran around the court for a little more than an … Read entire article »

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Pete & Monfils at SAP Open

Gael Monfils def. Pete Sampras at the SAP Open exhibition match 7-6(4), 6-4. At one point between games, Monfils fetched his cell phone from his bag and had a ball boy take a photo of him with Sampras. Monfils posted this picture in his twitter: For more pictures of the match visit our gallery Tweet … Read entire article »

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Pete at Practice

Pete was seen on court with Tommy Haas. Pete is preparing for his exhibition match scheduled on Monday against Gael Monfils at the SAP Open. Tweet … Read entire article »

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