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Sampras admires Agassi's run, but won't mimic his rival - petepage

[Sep 8, 2004 BILL FLEISCHMAN] Two years ago, after struggling with his tennis for several years, Pete Sampras won his fifth U.S. Open. Then, at age 31, he abruptly closed the book on the sport in which he won record 14 Grand Slam tournaments.

He has no plans to stage a comeback.

"I haven't picked up a racket in 8-9 months," Sampras said yesterday from Los Angeles. "I don't miss the grind, the pressure and the stress that comes with it. You do miss the competition, playing the majors.

"I certainly feel that now that the Open's on. When Wimbledon comes and goes, I always have a reaction of wanting to play again. But [it quickly passes]."

After focusing entirely on tennis from the time he was 8, Sampras enjoys life as a husband to actress Bridgette Wilson and father to 20-month-old son Christian.

While he has fun caring for his son, he said: "I can only play with Playdough so long. I can't stay home all day."

Golf fulfills his competitive juices right now.

Sampras, the subject of an interview with Chris Myers Sunday at 7 p.m. on the Tennis Channel, says he has watched "a little" of this year's Open on television. He plans to watch tonight's Andre Agassi-Roger Federer quarterfinal match.

Before the 2002 Open, Sampras didn't plan to retire. The way he was playing before the tournament discouraged thoughts of his winning the Open. But beating longtime rival Agassi in the '02 Open final was the perfect ending to an outstanding career.

"It was a great way to finish, on that court, playing Andre," said Sampras, whose first pro victory came in the U.S. Pro Indoor at the Spectrum in 1990. "I felt there was no place to go [after winning]."

Like many, Sampras is impressed that Agassi, 34, a year older than Sampras, still plays high-quality tennis. The seven-time Wimbledon champion thinks Agassi has been influenced by his wife, tennis great Steffi Graf.

"The way she went out about her tennis, very serious, I think he saw that and respected that," Sampras said. "He's in great shape, and it seems he has everything organized in his life to focus on tennis."

Sampras' future could include television work.

"I have a lot to say about the game," he said. "There might be a day where I get back into the sport in some way. I'm just not ready."

Coaching?

"No one's asked me," he replied. "I'm not one to give unsolicited advice."

After taking flak for saying in Tennis magazine interview 2 months ago that he'd never registered to vote, Sampras has done his civic duty.

"I was raised Republican, and that's the way I'll die," he said


OMG that's horrible to hear !!!! Someone I love who says he'll die republican after all bush did....ohh my Pete hows possible.............

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Hello to you Marine - and how are you doing - hope all is well with you.

Thank you for the Pete Sampras interview, enjoy reading new news from Pete - he has been quite for too long - he need to start having a say in the sport - American tennis is dying and I think he can help his sport.

Pete being a republican has nothing to do with what Bush did or didn't do - you can't blame every republicans for what that devil of a man did - everybody can't be democrats - you would only have one government in power if that was so - then we would have a real dictator - then what would this country or world be like.

Do you think all democrats are sweethearts and all republicans are satans - no way man - what should Pete do - be republican one minute because of Bush and then change to democrats the next because Kerry say he will do this and that for the people - who say he will do any of what he say if he is elected tomorrow.

People have a right to vote for you they like, and you can't like me because I dont vote for who you like - you never like me in the first place.

People should be able to agree to disagree - my love for Pete will never change because he is a republican.

Politic is like religion - we can't all be Catholics or Mormons. :mad

If anybody should be given a part in that movie - is Pete Sampras - he has won it enough I say.

Can you see Pete been a coach? - I dont know. :
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Marine, think about this - who should he be a republican or a democrat?
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thanks Marine for the lovely interview

I agreed with angiel, pete is a republican does not mean he is bad coz as he said, he almost never voted so i think he does not pay too much attention to politics, may be just his dad is republican so he continues this heritage like his dad

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Thank you Mimi, the party that one vote for doesn't make you are I a bad person - if that was so there would be no governments in this world.

And why should I like you anyless because you and I dont share the same ideas - everybody is different and we all can't be the same.
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may be pete even does not know what are the principles of republican party or may be he does not know too much about this bad bush , pete seems to be a very "home" person, may be he even does not care too much about the outside world besides his family and friends/fans

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Epic movies, like brokeback mountain, are seldom found in the industry or worthy for the mainstream viewer. As often as I have watched the clips of this movie, I always find something more to it. For one, the gay stuff doesn't enter the picture for me, only the dimension of the highest love I have ever witnessed in life or on film.
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The principles of the republican and democrat are the same Mimi - dont let anybody tell you differently - this is politics you are talking about and seeking power - they only have slightly different style of policies and views.

But let the democrats get into power tomorrow and they attack America - just see if they will not do what Bush has done when he was in power - Mr. clinton did the same when he was in power - attack other countries, both parties have done the same thing - one time or another when they were in Government.

Americans are some of the most aware people on this planet - they have to be - and i am sure Pete does know what is going in his country and outside - but as I say again pete has nothing to do with what Mr. Bush is doing or not doing - why blame him for it because he his republican.
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thanks for teaching the foolish mimi , you know HK people due to the strange situation, belonged to china but ruled by British, we do not care too much about politics

but i have to say almost all rulers are bad, they only love the power and money and not the people

i think the peaceful pete does not like Bush's attacking idea

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That is how America was built Mimi - by fighting for their independence from Britian - if you attack them, they will attack you right back.

Tell me which big country will let anybody attack them without a fight - China, Russia - no way man.

Politics is dirty business Mimi - you can't blame the people for what the Government did.
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i found this site that has lots of Pete sampras interviews during the years - it is a very interesting site - you guys can check it out - the site is call Sampras Heart by hova.

I was trying to post some of the interviews here but I can't get it to work - what can i do to get them posted here?
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thanks angiel for telling me about this site

but sorry, angiel i am a computer dummy, i don't know how to copy

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i found this site that has lots of Pete sampras interviews during the years - it is a very interesting site - you guys can check it out - the site is call Sampras Heart by hova.

I was trying to post some of the interviews here but I can't get it to work - what can i do to get them posted here?

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Maybe someone here can tell us how to do it - do you know guys - please let me know.
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can you copy it into your "microsoft word" and then paste it here

i guess Lee or Lalitha know more about computer, may be they can help you

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i found this site that has lots of Pete sampras interviews during the years - it is a very interesting site - you guys can check it out - the site is call Sampras Heart by hova.

I was trying to post some of the interviews here but I can't get it to work - what can i do to get them posted here?
You need to provide me with the link first.
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Do you mean the site where they are Lee? I normally go to Samprasfanz and click on community link then click on Sampras heart - hova created the whole site about pete - you then click on link there - there is photos , dvds. interviews and other stuff there.
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