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Sampras to officially retire at U.S. Open

[August 21, 2003 HOWARD FENDRICH, AP ] Pete Sampras is making his retirement official and he will be honored with a ceremony at the U.S. Open.

Sampras hasn’t played a match since winning his record 14th major title at the 2002 U.S. Open, although he never came out and formally said he was retiring.

That will change Monday at a news conference he will hold before a tribute at Arthur Ashe Stadium on the first night of this year’s Open, Sampras’ representatives said in an e-mailed release.

Sampras has withdrawn from every event this season but remains ranked — currently 35th — because he never officially quit.

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