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Pete Sampras at Chengdu, China

Pete Sampras is in China for the Chengdu Open. The matches are played in a round robin format. Match results thus far: Oct 27 – El Aynaoui (MAR) def. Sampras (USA) 6-4, 7-6(2 Oct 28 – Sampras (USA) def. Ferreira (RSA) 6-3, 6-2 Oct 29 – Sampras (USA) def. Safin (RUS) 6-1, 6-7(6), 10-8 The finals will be decided between Younes El Aynaoui and Carlos Moya, both of whom are undefeated in their respective group. The third & fourth place will be between Sampras vs Enqvist. Whilst in China, Pete and the other players visited the Panda Zoo. Visit the GALLERY for more pictures. Tweet … Read entire article »

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Pistol Pete Wins Champions Cup in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA (Oct. 13, 2011) – Pete Sampras continued his winning ways on the 2011 Champions Series by defeating Michael Chang 8-4 to capture the Washington Trust Bank Champions Cup presented by Propel Insurance, at the Key Arena Thursday night in Seattle, Washington. It was his fourth victory in five appearances so far this season, as Sampras increased his lead in the Champions Series points standings. He now leads Chang by 600 points with seven of 12 events completed. “I got it going tonight, and my game is really starting to feel good,” said the 14-time Grand Slam Champ. “These are all great matchups that we play here on this tour, and we’re all really excited that we can still sell out these arenas that we play in. But … Read entire article »

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Sampras Leads the Championship Series

SURPRISE, AZ (Oct. 8, 2011) – Pete Sampras outlasted Jim Courier 8-7 (4) in the championship match of the CTCA Championships Saturday night in Surprise, Arizona. It was his third victory of the 2011 Champions Series, as Sampras increased his lead in the overall Champions Series points rankings with the victory. Sampras now leads Courier by 300 points at the midway point of the 2011 Champions Series, with six of the 12 events completed. “It’s frustrating to come that close and not win,” said Courier, who reached his fourth championship match of the 2011 Series, but has yet to win. “Pete’s serve was the difference once again tonight. After I was able to break his serve, I liked my chances. But in the end, his mental toughness is one … Read entire article »

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Pete & Marat Safin in Beijing, China

Marat Safin defeated Pete Sampras 6-3, 6-4 in an exhibition match held in Beijing, China on September 30. The Beijing tournament is part of the events to inaugurate the new courts in the Chinese capital. Afterwards, Pete Sampras and Zhuang Shuai beat Marat Safin and Peng Shuai 6-3/6-4 in a mixed double performance match. Visit the gallery for more pictures from Beijing. Tweet … Read entire article »

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Champion Series Result Summary

Sept. 22, 2011 – Fort Lauderdale, FL Sampras def. Chang 6-4 Courier def. Connors 7-5 Sampras def. Courier 8-6 Sept. 23, 2011 – Washington, D.C. Chang def. Sampras 6-4 Courier def. Agassi 7-6 (4) Chang def. Courier 8-3 Sept. 24, 2011 – Philadelphia, PA Agassi def. Courier 6-3 Sampras def. Connors 6-4 Sampras def. Agassi 8-7 (5) The next event for Pete will be on October 8 in Phoenix. Tweet … Read entire article »

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Sampras and Safin to debut at China Open’s new stadium

BEIJING, Sep. 29 (Xinhua) — Former tennis great Pete Sampras and Marat Safin will play the debut match at the new stadium of China Open on Friday to mark the opening of this tournament. The new stadium, named National Tennis Stadium or “Diamond Stadium”, has a retractable roof and a diamond-like structure. It is located in the Olympic Green Tennis Center, which hosted the tennis matches at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. “It is my first time being there. I have numerous expectations towards my tour in China, especially the game with my oldfangled adversary Safin,” Sampras said in a news conference on Thursday, meanwhile, Safin was obviously more familiar with the city, saying Beijing has always been a very welcoming destination for him. “I had a memorable farewell match here,” added the … Read entire article »

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