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You’ve cheered Pete Sampras from Afar, Now You Can Move in Next to Him!!

The Pete Sampras Neighborhood: Thanks to the following people who have donated monies for our own yellow bronze paver to be laid in the Pete Sampras Neighborhood. At present we have $2130. The cost of the paver is $2500, so every little amount helps us get to our goal. Won’t you please help? You can pay using paypal, credit/debit cards, or send a check. Please write me Joy Parker, at if you have an interest. Checks need to be made out to USTA Serves and sent to me to send with the rest of our donations to USTA. These donations are tax deductible and you will get a letter from USTA Serves for your taxes. More information about the USTA pavers here. Thanks in advance for anything you choose … Read entire article »

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New Champion Series Featuring Pete Sampras, Agassi, Courier

The Champion Series 2011 schedule, announced Tuesday, shifts from multiple-day tournaments to one-night stops in 12 cities over five weeks. Four of the tour’s seven participants will compete at each event, playing one-set semifinals before the winners meet in an eight-game, pro-set championship match. Tweet … Read entire article »

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More friction for Agassi and Sampras after exos

Since their meeting at Madison Square Garden in March, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras have continued their exhibition tour in various South American stops. The two played last Wednesday in Argentina—but not against each other, as previously advertised. Agassi beat Jim Courier, 6-4, 7-5, and Sampras bested Mardy Fish, 4-6, 7-5, 10-8, in front of a sell-out crowd of 8,000 in Tigre, near Buenos Aires. The exhibition was originally scheduled for December, but Agassi asked for a postponement due to a hip injury. Fans were told to save their tickets for April, only to find out just a few weeks prior to the match that the two weren’t going to square off against each other. Sources with knowledge of the negotiations told Sampras declined to play Agassi after the two had … Read entire article »

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Pete wins in Argentina

Pete Sampras wins against Mardy Fish in the exhibition match in Argentina 4-6 7-5 10-8 super-set tiebreak. Video clips from his presscon Tweet … Read entire article »

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Sampras refused to play Agassi in exhibition following heated call

Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi were more Federer-Nadal than McEnroe-Connors. During their careers, the two tennis stars had a rivalry that was mostly confined to the court and didn’t include any petty, off-court troubles. It took retirement for things to get heated. One year after Agassi embarrassed Sampras with awkward jokes made during an exhibition match, Sampras is still holding a grudge. He refused to play his long-time rival last week during a scheduled exhibition in Argentina after a testy phone call with Agassi following their last match. From “Andre phoned Pete after that match to tell him he should have slowed down a little bit to make it more entertaining and not take the exhibitions that competitively,” said one of the sources. “The conversation didn’t have a friendly ending and Pete … Read entire article »

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