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A Brush with Greatness

In this week’s Mailbag by Jon Wertheim, one of the readers “TJH” of California shared an encounter with Pete Sampras! Thought you might appreciate a recent “brush with greatness” my son and I had. After my 11-year-old boy completed his first-round match in a local tennis tournament, we decided to celebrate his 9-8 victory (brutal to watch as a parent I might add!) with a burger at a local joint called “Fatburger’s.” After placing our order and taking a seat, I did a double take when I noticed a familiar figure sitting alone at a table who was waiting for his food. I looked again and then asked my son if he recognized that person sitting alone. He immediately said, “Hey Dad, that’s Pete Sampras!” Scanning the restaurant I noticed that … Read entire article »

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Pete Hitting with Roger in LA

Pete’s hitting partner for the day… none other than Roger Federer. Pictures taken from the ATP World Tour’s and Gimelstob’s twitter posts. Tweet … Read entire article »

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Pete Sampras Interview @ The Dan Patrick Show

Tennis legend Pete Sampras joined The Dan Patrick show to talk about his recent showdown with Andre Agassi and more. Sampras talked about the challenges of family life. He has boys who are 5 and 8. Dan asked Sampras where his relationship with Andre Agassi is right now. “We’re fine,” Sampras said, although he didn’t sound enthused. Sampras said that he and Agassi probably regret a spat they had at a charity match for Haiti. They talked the next day and were immediately ready to move on, even though the media blew it out of proportion. “It was one moment out of 15 years. It wasn’t a big deal to me,” Sampras said. Sampras had interesting comments on Roger Federer. He said that if someone had to break his records, he’s glad it’s someone … Read entire article »

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Pete def. Agassi at the Tennis Showdown

Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi 6-3, 7-5 at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden! Update: Pictures have now been uploaded in the Gallery Tweet … Read entire article »

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