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Sampras and Rusedski to Square off in Chengdu Open Final

CHENGDU, China. October 23, 2010 – Pete Sampras (USA) and Greg Rusedski (GBR) plowed through their respective round robin groups without dropping a set, securing their places in the Chengdu Open Final on October 24. Sampras boasted a double victory, finally beating his jet lag and then easily eliminating Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) 6-2, 6-3. Sampras was at his freshest since arriving in Chengdu on the 20th. “Today I actually felt more coherent, like I was actually here,” he said. “I just felt better movement-wise. I was finding my range a little bit better, I really hit the ball well from all sides of the court. I served pretty well. I just felt physically better. I just finally got the jet lag under control…in time to go back tomorrow,” he laughed.

Hitting his shots with conviction, Sampras also projected confidence after the match. “I’m ready and prepared,” he said. “I feel like I played pretty well today. Certainly Greg has got a big game, big lefty serve on this court. He’ll be tough to beat. Regardless, I’m looking forward to it.”

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