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  Pete Sampras dismisses Roger Federer fears - Times Online
Pete Sampras, the seven-time former Wimbledon champion, has dismissed suggestions that Roger Federer is on the decline.
Federer, who has won five straight Wimbledon titles, is just two short of Sampras' all-time record but was recently well beaten by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.
However, Sampras has no doubts about the 26-year-old's enduring quality.
www.timesonline.co.uk /tol/sport/tennis/article4172806.ece   (859 words)

  United States Olympic Committee - Q&A with Pete Sampras on underwear ping pong at Davis Cup
Pete Sampras, a 1992 U.S. Olympian, is widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
Sampras is back representing his country as a member of the 2002 U.S. Davis Cup team.
PETE SAMPRAS: He is probably the best doubles player of all time and to be matched up with him, I think we jelled pretty well.
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  Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras was born on August 12th, 1971 in Washington, D.C, the third son of Greek immigrants, Sam and Georgia Sampras.
Pete Sampras was a marked man. In 1991, he failed to defend his crown in Pro Indoor Singles Championship against Lendl.
Pete was given little chance of winning this match, which was billed by the press as a “passing of the torch.” The torch was passed, all right, just long enough for Roddick to get burned.
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  Pete Sampras - MSN Encarta
Pete Sampras, born in 1971, American professional tennis player, who holds the record for most career grand slam singles titles with 14.
Sampras, modeling his style of play on that of Australian tennis player Rod Laver, developed an extremely fast serve and powerful ground strokes.
During the mid- and late 1990s Sampras dominated the grand slam tournaments, which in tennis are Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579922/Pete_Sampras.html   (263 words)

 SI.com - Tennis - Sampras: 'I'm done, 100 percent done' - Tuesday August 26, 2003 11:23AM
Sampras delivered a formal farewell to tennis Monday night at an on-court ceremony and earlier news conference at the U.S. Open, not quite one year since he won the tournament in what turned out to be his final match.
Pete Sampras can't hold back tears as he is honored by the United States Tennis Association.
Sampras was given a plaque with a photo of him in his trademark pose of jumping for an overhead smash, with a red superhero's cape superimposed.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2003/tennis/08/25/sampras.retires.ap/index.html   (1021 words)

 Pete Sampras Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pete Sampras is the most successful player of the modern era especially at his favourite tournament, Wimbledon.
Pete Sampras was born on August 12th, 1971 in Washington, D.C, the third son of Greek immigrants, Sam and Georgia Sampras.
Pete entered the professional game in 1988 as a 16-year old qualifier and had a game that was considered 'dangerous' by fellow competitors.
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 Pete Sampras Biography
Pete Sampras (born August 12 1971) is a retired American professional tennis player.
Pete set a new ATP Tour record in 1993 when he became the first player to serve over 1000 aces in a season.
Sampras older sister Stella is head coach at UCLA and his younger sister Marion is a teacher in Los Angeles his older brother Gus is tournament director at Scottsdale ATP event.
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 JockBio: Pete Sampras Biography
Pete was a marked man. In 1991, he failed to defend his crown in Pro Indoor Singles Championship against Lendl.
Pete was given little chance of winning this match, which was billed by the press as a “passing of the torch.” The torch was passed, all right, just long enough for Roddick to get burned.
Pete is also deeply devoted to the Gullikson Foundation, which raises money for research into brain cancer, and quietly contributes to many other charitable organizations.
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 Pete Sampras Biography and Summary
In 1990 Pete Sampras surprised the world of tennis by becoming the youngest man ever to win the U.S. Open men's singles title with a serve that often traveled over 120 miles per hour.
He is widely considered to be one of the best male tennis players of all time, having won a record 14 Grand Slam men's singles tit...
Pete Sampras: Pete Sampras on the cover of Sports Illustrated
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 The Biography Channel - Pete Sampras Biography
Then ranked No. 6 in the world, Sampras resolved to dedicate himself to the game and fulfil his as yet untapped potential.
The loss of his coach Tim Gullikson to brain cancer in 1996 was a devastating blow, but he rebounded from this emotional crisis with a great year on the court, capturing eight titles.
Before retiring from tennis in 2002, Sampras would win 11 Grand Slams and tie Jimmy Connors for the longest stint as the world's #1 player.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/1393:1632/Pete_Sampras.htm   (205 words)

 Pete Sampras Photos - Pete Sampras News - Pete Sampras Information
Third son to Greek immigrants, Sam and Georgia Sampras, Pete Sampras was born on August 12th, 1971 in Washington, D.C. As a young child Pete showed signs of great athletic ability and discovered tennis.
There the Sampras family joined a local tennis club were Pete and his sister Stella improved their tennis skills.
Pete was a member of the winning Davis Cup team in 1992 and 1995.
www.tv.com /pete-sampras/person/13893/summary.html   (237 words)

 Review on Pete Sampras by dhasaradhy - MouthShut.com
Sampras was seated a few meters away, slumped, staring at the green wimbledon turf for a long time.
Much to the confusion and bewilderment of all the ordinary men who predicted his doom, Sampras rose from the ashes to win a grand slam for the fourteenth time in his career defeating Agassi, another legend of tennis, in the 2002 US Open final.
But, the single best trait of Pete Sampras is that despite his tall achievements, he never let his emotions overpower him in the court.
www.mouthshut.com /review/Pete_Sampras-59876-1.html   (846 words)

 Pete Sampras Biography (Tennis Player) — Infoplease.com
One of the all-time great tennis players, Pete Sampras spent 286 consecutive weeks in the 1990s as the no. 1 ranked player in the world.
Sampras dominated men's tennis in the last half of the 1990s, and had a long rivalry with Agassi (who he beat in 2002 for his final U.S. Open title), but his low-key demeanor and sportsmanlike behavior kept him from becoming a major celebrity beyond the court.
Pete Sampras - Pete Sampras Born: Aug. 12, 1971 Tennis No.1 player in world from 1993-98; youngest ever U.S. Open...
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 Pete Sampras
In 1991 Pete added the IBM World Championship onto his string of victories and in the next year he helped the U.S. to win back the Davis cup.
While Pete Sampras tries to keep a low profile, it's getting harder and harder considering that he is now a four-time Wimbledon champion (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997).
Pete was a gold medalist in men's singles at the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival and was named USOC Athlete of the Month for July 1995.
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Sampras win in 2000 enabled him to break _________'s record of 12 Grand Slam men's single title.
Pete Sampras was famous for his powerful first serve, giving him the nickname of:
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 Wimbledon - The Official Website of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships, Wimbledon
Sampras was never the most expressive or effusive of characters on court, but there was a fire in him that burned brightly and scorched all who came near it.
Sampras had stumbled around the circuit for the first half of the year, winning nothing and looking miserable but then he went through that Lazarus moment as he returned to the grass.
That was the moment Sampras moved from champion to genius.
www.wimbledon.org /en_GB/about/history/pete_sampras.html   (783 words)

 Samprasfanz - Dedicated to the Fans of Pete Sampras.
Pete Sampras vs. Roger Federer Exhibition Match - Korea, Malaysia and Macau (Pls contact our moderator for group ticket information.)
We are just a group of dedicated fans who want to celebrate the talent of the world's greatest tennis champion and provide a venue for his fans around the world to come together.
Pete Sampras won back to back Champions Cup in Boston and in his ancestral homeland Greece.
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 Pete Sampras's career of grit and low-key stardom | csmonitor.com
Tennis wonks knew all about Pete Sampras and what made him the durable superstar that he was for so long and so honorably.
These are people who have watched Pete Sampras two or three times a year, in cameo, in highlights, maybe for two or three sets.
But if you want to examine the reasons Pete Sampras's name is probably going to last through the ages when they call the roll of athletes of the era, you'll get them from a man who competed against him, once beating him 6-0, 6-1 when both were juniors.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0826/p01s03-ussc.html   (1137 words)

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 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Wimbledon History | Wimbledon legends: Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras made Centre Court his own in the nineties, although he did not have the best of beginnings in SW19.
Sampras may not have gone for quite the pace of an Ivanisevic or Greg Rusedski on his serve, but its accuracy, disguise and above all consistency, made it far and away the best the game has ever seen.
If any of Sampras' games are forgettable, which many are, it is because he was so far ahead of the rest, they could barely give him a game.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/tennis/wimbledon_history/3742109.stm   (405 words)

 Welcome to this Pete Sampras webpage!
April 30th 2003 : Pete has withdrawn for another tournament, the Italian Open without providing an explanation to the press...Unfortunately, it is now nearly impossible for Sampras to play a clay court season this year..
Since Wimbledon has always been a major tournament, if Pete intends to play any tournament this year, it should be the Championships..Many other top players have confirmed their entry to the tournament, including Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick and James Blake, so this should be a great warmup for the big tournament to come...
This will have a major impact on Pete's 2003 career ; when Pete won the US Open in 2002, he gave a lot of credit to his coach for helping him to defeat old rival Andre Agassi and claim the title.
www.tennisrulz.com /atp/players/sampras/index.shtml   (512 words)

 Pete Sampras   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi at the finals of Wimbledon.
There is a good french site about Pete Sampras and ther is also a guest book(only in french, sorry!), but you can write,the others fans will answer you, in english.
Pete Sampras is widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time.
pilotpentennis.satepen.com /petesampras   (614 words)

 Samprasfanz. Biography of Pete Sampras
In 1990, when Sampras was only 19 years old and seeded twelfth in the U.S. Open, he slammed his way into the finals and became the youngest man to win the tournament.
Pete Sampras is one of the last classic serve-volley players, possesses the most effective and powerful serves on tour, and handles himself in a way that could only be described as gentlemanly and reserved.
In 1997, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ATP tour, Pete was selected as the No. 1 player of the past 25 years by a panel of 100 current and past players, journalists and tournament directors.
www.samprasfanz.com /bio/bio.html   (832 words)

 Pete Sampras - The Huffington Post
Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Pete Sampras are some of the few exceptions who walked away still capable of the highest levels of achievement.
R.I. Pete Sampras provided the incentive fifth-seeded Nicolas Mahut needed to beat qualifier Prakash Amritraj 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the quarter-finals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Friday.
Pete Sampras, left, asks John McEnroe, right, to quit arguing the calls during an exhibition tennis match in North Little Rock, Ark. Sunday July 22, 2007.
www.huffingtonpost.com /people/Pete+Sampras   (916 words)

 Samprasfanz. Off court with Pete Sampras
In March 2000, Pete Sampras hosted the "Pete Sampras Classic" golf event for the benefit of the Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation, where he serves as a board member.
A special episode of The Simpsons featuring Pete, The Williams sisters and Agassi was aired on Fox on February 11, 2001.
We know Pete loves golf, but in 2000 he traded his high-tech racquet for some old-fashioned wood, taking a brief round of batting practice with the Cincinnati Reds.
www.samprasfanz.com /offcourt/offcourt.html   (912 words)

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