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Re: Sampras - AUSSIE OPEN

from: Valuable experience, says Sania, by V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
The Hindu, February 11, 2003
(it is about Brian Langley, Star Sports commentator until 1997)


Langley counts the Australian Open quarterfinals between Jim Courier and Pete Sampras as his best match as commentator.

Sampras fought back from two sets down to take the issue in the fifth set. Then a spectator from the crowd shouted, "Do it Pete, for your coach Tim Gullikson (who died just before the event of a brain tumour)."

The sight of a visibly moved Sampras rendered Langley and Vijay Amritraj speechless. Eventually, Sampras won. "It was a great match with a humane touch," recalls Langley.
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