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Feb. 20, 2006, 1:37AM
TENNIS NOTEBOOK
Sampras-led River Oaks field nearly set
Dent, Fish are in; Blake's Davis Cup duties take priority


By DALE ROBERTSON
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

Getting Pete Sampras for a single night is a huge coup for the River Oaks International.

But the tournament itself — the club's 72nd going back to 1931 — is shaping up nicely now that the Davis Cup second-round pairings are complete and tennis director Van Barry has been able to see who's available.

Among the top Americans, Taylor Dent and Mardy Fish are in and Robby Ginepri, the U.S. Open semifinalist last fall, will be coming unless he somehow winds up on the Davis Cup team for the second-round tie somewhere on American soil against Chile.

For now, though, all indications are that James Blake will remain the No. 2 singles player for captain Patrick McEnroe, so he won't be returning to defend his 2005 championship, the title that re-started his career.

Others who have signed on include former Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis, who beat 12th-ranked Tommy Robredo of Spain in San Jose last week, 2004 River Oaks co-champion Jiri Novak, top Austrian Jergen Melzer and a pair of workhorse thirty-something Americans, Paul Goldstein and Vince Spadea. Goldstein recently set a record for the most prize money won on the USTA's satellite circuit.


Young vs. old

Here's the perfect matchup for Pete Sampras in his exhibition debut: Donald Young Jr. The past vs. the future of American tennis.

Young, 16, finished 2005 as the No. 1 junior in the world (he's currently fourth) and was too young to face off against the Grand Slam king, who hasn't played competitively since winning the 2002 U.S. Open.

Sampras' last match was a victory over Andre Agassi at the Open.

In his last match in Houston, also in 2002, he lost to Agassi in the U.S. Clay Court semifinals at Westside Tennis Club

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Feb. 18, 2006, 11:55PM
Sampras to play at River Oaks



All-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras will play his first competitive tennis match in 3 1/2 years in Houston during the River Oaks International the first week of April.

Van Barry, director of tennis at River Oaks Country Club, said the contract hasn't yet been signed "but all parties are on board. We very excited to be bringing Pete back to Houston."

In his last match before a paying crowd, Sampras defeated longtime rival Andre Agassi to win the 2002 U.S. Open. It gave him a record 14 major titles.

Sampras will be at River Oaks the night of April 5, facing an opponent to be selected from the exhibition tournament's field.

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From the Houston Chronicle: "All-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras will play his first competitive tennis match in 3-1/2 years in Houston during the River Oaks International the first week of April. Van Barry, director of tennis at River Oaks Country Club, said the contract hasn't yet been signed "but all parties are on board. We very excited to be bringing Pete back to Houston." In his last match before a paying crowd, Sampras defeated longtime rival Andre Agassi to win the 2002 US Open. It gave him a record 14 major titles. Sampras will be at River Oaks the night of April 5, facing an opponent to be selected from the exhibition tournament's field."...John McEnroe is in an ATP doubles final for the first time since 1992.

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Hey ATP, we'll say it again, and it's so simple -- give McEnroe, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras and all these active-tour retired senior guys who are still playing some wildcard doubles opportunities to play ATP events. Go to them instead of waiting for guys like McEnroe to come to you..

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thanks angiel for the information, is it only an exhibition

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I saw this earlier. Nearly widdled my briches.
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It is only an exhibition, but I`m happy that Pete will play again on the tennis court
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thanks angiel for the information, is it only an exhibition

Yes my dear, it is only an exhibition, but who knows what can happen after this, maybe he will just decided to play again and i for one would love that, and i am sure many more of us will too.


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It is only an exhibition, but I`m happy that Pete will play again on the tennis court

i am too Greg, and wouldn't be nice for he decided to play some more, that is what I think tennis needs.
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that's great to see him play again.... any tv covarage?

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that's great to see him play again.... any tv covarage?


Hello landoud, how are you, long time no see, how is life treating you my dear.

I am glad he will be playing too, not sure about tv coverage, but I guess they tell us if there is going to be any, can't wait.
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Hello landoud, how are you, long time no see, how is life treating you my dear.

I am glad he will be playing too, not sure about tv coverage, but I guess they tell us if there is going to be any, can't wait.
I`m not sure about tv coverage too, but I think we will find some photos .
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