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Question Should Sampras retire?

Ok everyone let's take this question easy and be a little sensible.
Who else agrees that Sampras should retire?

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* We never know what to expect from him in tournaments, he can either lose in first round or win 3, 4 matches, though he is losing very frequently
* His stamina isn't a quarter of his normal
* Age
* Clay
* Grass is no longer his backyard
* Bridgette Wilson

Pete, you've been marvelous for tennis history and I think every tennis fan has been very thankful for all the success you've brough to tennis. You're ready to retire man, enjoy life now
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i think he should retire...

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contracts... he must keep on playing...

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Well, he's now at the point where he's having trouble winning matches. I think once you get there, you either stay in because you love the sport or give it up. Right now he is probably just playing because he still loves the game, but I bet it's not a good feeling for a multigrand slam winner to be going out in the first round to mediocre opposition.

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Exactly Van
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Agreed with Vanity
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Yes I think he should retire. I think he is playing on past memories.
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Samprass is too proud to retire in the middle of such a losing streak. he's also too delusional -- he honestly believes that he still has fantastic GS winning potential. he will not retire. in fact the more people talk about it, the more it seems to get his back up. he ain't going nowhere!

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Pete hasn't got the stamina left (blame Bridgette )in him to win another SLAM, and he has also not been doing well in best of 3 set matches either.

no titles now for 2 whole years
Now his points will start to drop off pretty quick

After US Open he could be as low as 60
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Hey Lleyton's_Chick/Cilla, I've seen your posts on WTAworld.

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you are forgeting my point, he still has contracts, he cant just retire like that without fullifiling his contracts. I also remember there was someone like him in the WTA, i just fail to forget who

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He's not on contract with Nike anymore, is he?

I always thought it was a player's own choice to retire or not.... perhaps they shouldn't extend these contracts if they are getting into their older years...

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actually i belive he crawled back to them

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