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Red face Sampras changes coaches...again!

this just in from Jon Wertheim's mailbag:

Sources close to Pete Sampras tell the Mailbag that Jose Higueras is out as his coach. This would make three firings in the past nine months, a George Steinbrennerian pace for a player once hailed as a creature of habit...

this year alone Samprass has gone from Paul Anacone to Gullickson to Higueiras to...does anyone know who has the latest honor of seeing him fade even more rapidly?

and really, is the solution to his problems yet another coach? or something else?

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He'd better look in the mirror for a solution. I mean, a coach ain't an illusionist!

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He doesn't need a new coach.. he needs retirement!!!
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Retirement is calling, FACE IT PETE!!

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He can change as many coaches as he wants to, but really, come on Pete, your career is over.


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so no one likes pete here?!

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What a shame !!

Pete is the best player ever, don't treat him like that
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Yes Lindsayfan, you can see who started this thread.

Hope you find someone Pete and still play some good and memorable matches.

GO PETE!!
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yeah i agree. Go Pete!!! Please.....

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Pete will have more good days this year!

TC, why are you in a rush to wave goodbye to Pete? There is no one out there to replace him! Let him leave by his own accord. Pete Sampras is afterall, the greatest player in the Open Era! So retiremant should be his call.

And TC, won't you be surprised if Pete makes another run at a grand slam title at the 2002 U.S. Open?

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There is no one to replace him as a fading champ?

What the hell ?

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Becca, do you see someone out there capable of winning 13 grand slam titles? I didn't think so! Ten? Nope!

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Pete will have more good days this year!

TC, why are you in a rush to wave goodbye to Pete? There is no one out there to replace him! Let him leave by his own accord. Pete Sampras is afterall, the greatest player in the Open Era! So retiremant should be his call.

And TC, won't you be surprised if Pete makes another run at a grand slam title at the 2002 U.S. Open?
Hey Cat:
the point of the thread was to comment on the fact that Pete has changed coaches again, for the 3rd time in just a few months. if you read my intial post carefully you will see that i never raised anything about retirement. that was not the point of the thread but to talk about his constant coaching changes and whether that made any sense at this stage of his carrer.

when the poster ChristinaE once again seized the opportunity to attack me -- and that is mainly what she comes online to do -- i've never seen a single post by her about tennis; all she does is praise Sampras and attack those that she thinks are disrespecting him -- then i felt i had to respond to her. so in my last post i was actually responding to her latest dig at me. it's kinda pathetic that that is all she does -- kinda reminds me of Pete actually.

i know that you too are a Pete fan and i've always felt that you and i can disagree respectfully about Sampras. i have no problem with that. i've never felt that you attacked me personally for my dislike of Sampras. and that's exactly how it should be.

personally i don't want Pete to retire. i enjoy watching him being beaten and i wouldn't lose that pleasure for anything in the world. so, yes, go Pete!!!!! whether he has any tournies left in him, i really don't care to be absolutely honest.
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If Pete want's loads of coaches, let him! It never did Rudeski any harm!

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