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Pete Fischer

What do we know about Pete Fischer - the first Pete`s "coach" ???
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He was in jail but I suppose everybody here knows it...
What else ? Pete always have been grateful him and seems really to like him, almost like a second father. I think it's him who decided to make Pete change his backhand (from two handed backhand to one handed backhand)
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Yes, he helped Pete I heard that he was in prison a couple of years ago, isn`t it?
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He was in jail but I suppose everybody here knows it...
What else ? Pete always have been grateful him and seems really to like him, almost like a second father. I think it's him who decided to make Pete change his backhand (from two handed backhand to one handed backhand)


Yes, we know & it is sad what he when in there for.
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here is a Q somebody ask in 2003 - SI.com



When acknowledging the coaches who helped him during his career, Pete Sampras, at his U.S. Open farewell party, did not mention Dr. Pete Fischer. I understand that Fischer was a major influence in Pete's development almost right up to Pete's first U.S. Open title. When Fischer was found guilty of child molestation, my recollection is that Sampras said that while he was unaware of any of Fischer's activities, he still had to give a lot of credit to this man for developing his game. Wouldn't The Life of Dr. Pete Fischer make a great read?
--Rob, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Not sure I'd use the term "great," but, indeed, The Life of Dr. Pete Fischer would make for a compelling read. Sampras is understandably reluctant to speak much about the eccentric doctor, but for the record, his name was at least broached at the retirement festivities. To wit:

Q: Four men, if I'm right, were very important in your game: your dad took you out to the courts, Pete gave you your early strokes, Gully and Paul guided you. Of those four, which do you think was most key? Secondly, what was it like going through the Wimbledon fortnight and not being there? Did you watch? Was that tough?

SAMPRAS: I watched a little bit, but it wasn't tough. You know, the first day I saw Wimbledon, I missed it, I missed the court, I missed the stadium. It's another tournament. It's a grind. It's a lot of pressure. In a lot of ways, I was glad I was home. The answer to your first question, obviously, is my dad, he gave me the chance to play, which I'll always be thankful. And Tim, he took me from No. 6 in the world all the way to No. 1. ... Paul really, for the past seven years, has been huge for my career. I mean, he has never got the credit that he deserves, and has been instrumental in everything I've done in my career as far as staying No. 1. It worked out well.

Q: Would you be where you are without Pete Fisher?

SAMPRAS: You could say that. But, you know, I don't --

I just wanted to point out that Amanda

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Thursday, July 24 1997




Ex-Sampras coach ordered to stand trial




DOWNEY: A doctor and former coach of tennis star Pete Sampras was ordered to stand trial on charges that he molested young male patients.After a preliminary hearing that included testimony from the alleged victims, a Downey municipal court judge ruled prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed with the case against Dr Peter Fischer.

Fischer, 55, has pleaded innocent to those charges, all filed in connection with one alleged victim, aged 14. The acts allegedly occurred throughout 1996 at the doctor's office in Bellflower.In the case discussed yesterday, Fischer is charged with ten felonies in connection with three other alleged victims between the ages of 13 and 15, according to the prosecutor.Sampras, currently the world's top-ranked tennis player, began practicing at age nine with Fischer at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club in Manhattan beach.
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Re: Pete Fischer

He (Pete Fischer) said I am going to make people forget Laver, he saw talent in me...



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