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He was retired tonight!!

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There is a great tribute to Pete from the ATP tennis web site. A must-see for all Pete's fans

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He was retired tonight!!

Actually, it's not official until Monday!
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...I'm sure it's hard for him too, to say "stop" definitly to the competition.

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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I can not wait for the ceremony! Does anyone know what time it will be? Unfortunately, Monday is the first day of classes

With each passing season, I discover new reason
SAMPRAS --> Rios --> KUERTEN --> Kafelnikov -->
Federer --> Hewitt --> RODDICK --> GONZALEZ -->
NALBANDIAN --> Benneteau --> Davydenko --> Mathieu -->
TURSUNOV --> Mantilla --> KIEFER --> NADAL -->
Karlovic --> Odesnik --> Stepanek --> Monfils -->
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Oliver Cromwell lay buried and dead. Hee-haw. Buried and dead.
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I can not wait for the ceremony! Does anyone know what time it will be? Unfortunately, Monday is the first day of classes
That's when VCRs come to rescue!
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Oh yeah, that... lol!

With each passing season, I discover new reason
SAMPRAS --> Rios --> KUERTEN --> Kafelnikov -->
Federer --> Hewitt --> RODDICK --> GONZALEZ -->
NALBANDIAN --> Benneteau --> Davydenko --> Mathieu -->
TURSUNOV --> Mantilla --> KIEFER --> NADAL -->
Karlovic --> Odesnik --> Stepanek --> Monfils -->
??


Oliver Cromwell lay buried and dead. Hee-haw. Buried and dead.
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I'm so f*ck*d up about this. Ofcourse it was obvious all along but I'd rather that he never told anyone and just went into oblivion than that he's actually making it official. No, it hurts too much! Did Borg ever make it public that he was quitting? Or did he just walk away, never to come back? Pete should've done that. This ceremony, it'll just break my (and everyone else's) heart and Pete never really came off as a spotlight kinda guy anyway. In any event, Sweet Pete, you're a world class guy in every which way imaginable and you'll be sorely missed...

Don't you just love how that Greenday song can be used over and over again? ...

"Another turning point
A fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist
Directs you where to go
So make the best of this test
And don't ask why
It's not a question
But a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable
But in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life

So take the photographs
And still-frames in your mind
Hang them on a shelf
Of good health and good times
Tattoos of memories
And dead skin on trial
For what it's worth
It was worth all the while

It's something unpredictable
But in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life"

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Allez to the French gents and a big up to Tim! Further shouts out to Goran, Mr. Sampras and my two favourite former-players-turned-commentators: Johnny Mac and Boris!

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I wasn't his biggest fan but I love tennis so thx Pete for all the freat moments

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Awww, the special tribute to him tongiht was GREAT.

He was truly touched, and it was visible. Tears were in his eyes waiting to come out, with a few whipes.

Pistol Pete, you will be missed.

You were my favorite tennis player, and you always will be.

Buh Bye Pete!!


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bye bye pete, i will always remember you

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All is in my signature...

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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