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In Retirement, Sampras Looks for Balance

March 28, 2011 – Pete Sampras, winner of 14 Grand Slam singles titles, retired officially in 2003 but has been showing plenty of interest in playing the game of late. He has taken part in exhibitions in the United States, including a match in Madison Square Garden in New York last month against Andre Agassi Tweet … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras’ stolen memorabilia is returned

March 21, 2011 Much of the tennis memorabilia stolen from Pete Sampras last November has been returned, according to an attorney who worked with investigators on the case. Anthony Salerno, a Century City lawyer hired by the Sampras family to help in the investigation, said Sunday that another attorney allegedly representing those who took the material from a storage facility had contacted his investigator early Saturday morning to say the trophies and other items would be returned, with the expectation of no further investigation or penalty. Salerno said that boxes of the Sampras memorabilia showed up Saturday morning at a hospital in Marina del Rey, and have now been turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department’s commercial crimes division. Salerno said that he had no idea why they were left at the hospital. … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras Interview in Zurich

Pete Sampras’ interview in Zurich here. It’s overdubbed in German. Tweet … Read entire article »

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All Things Pete

In his interview at The Tennis Channel, Pete discussed the recent exhibition match with Andre Agassi at the Madison Square Garden where he won 6-3, 7-5. “When the ball is in my hand and I am about to serve, I want to do something special with it. That is just the way I am built, to try to do something well. Obviously I am not as good as I used to be but to be able to still hit the ball pretty well is important to me.” He also described his future plans, “Being able to help young kids, juniors, and those looking to turn pro is something I would enjoy. Helping out kids in tennis would be fun and as I get older it might become more of a … Read entire article »

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Pete’s Presscon at The Zurich Open

A couple of video clips of Pete’s presscon at the Zurich Open available on Tweet … Read entire article »

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Sampras Sees Off Muster And Eyes Ivanisevic In Zurich

March 8, 2011 – Pete Sampras beat Thomas Muster 6-3, 7-6(2) at the BNP Paribas Zurich Open, and will now face his old rival Goran Ivanisevic on Wednesday in his second round-robin match. The American needed to fire on all cylinders to see off the super-fit Muster, and ultimately it was his greater weight of shot that told. “I played Thomas a few years ago in Brazil and he’s in much better shape now than he was then,” said Sampras. “He’s hitting the ball well, he served well and he made me work pretty hard there in the second set.” He will now face Ivanisevic, who suffered a straight-sets loss against the in-form Mark Philippoussis, who recently won the Delray Beach ATP Champions Tour event. “Although I got the better of Goran during our … Read entire article »

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