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All Things Pete

In his interview at The Tennis Channel, Pete discussed the recent exhibition match with Andre Agassi at the Madison Square Garden where he won 6-3, 7-5. “When the ball is in my hand and I am about to serve, I want to do something special with it. That is just the way I am built, to try to do something well. Obviously I am not as good as I used to be but to be able to still hit the ball pretty well is important to me.”

He also described his future plans, “Being able to help young kids, juniors, and those looking to turn pro is something I would enjoy. Helping out kids in tennis would be fun and as I get older it might become more of a priority, but over the next couple of years I will continue to play a little bit here and there.”

He also mentioned working with Wilson on a new racket and training with Gunnar Peterson. “I see him three times a week and run for 40 and get into the gym for an hour with him….When I stopped playing the tour and didn’t do anything for three years I hit almost 200 pounds. In my old playing days I was about 183. Right now I am at 187 or 188 and that is a comfortable weight for me.”

Sampras’s older son Christian, 8, is taking some tennis lessons, “I love to see him out there learning how to play but I am not pushing him in any way to play tennis. If he is into it, that is great. If not, that is okay”

For the full interview visit The Tennis Channel

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