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He Plays "Robby Ginepri".

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WTT draft has no-brainer 1st pick: superstar Sampras


By DALE ROBERTSON
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle






Encore in Houston?

Pete Sampras' exhibition against Robby Ginepri on Thursday night doesn't figure to be his only appearance in Houston this year.

Barring unforeseen problems, he'll represent the Newport Beach Breakers against the Houston Wranglers at Westside Tennis Club in a World Team Tennis Match in July.

Sampras, coming off a 3 1/2 -year hiatus from competition, was the top pick in the WTT draft this past week.

Specific match dates have yet to be determined; the season is July 6-28.


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The Sampras-Ginepri match at River Oaks International will feature a first. Not only will it be shown live on the USTA's Web site (www.usta.com), it will be archived for repeat viewing.
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By TOM PERROTTA
April 4, 2006


Rather watch Pete Sampras than Federer? On Thursday, you can. Sampras, who will play World Team Tennis this year, will play an exhibition in Houston against Robby Ginepri. The match will be broadcast on the USTA's Web site, www.usta.com. Check there for details
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Watch Sampras' Comeback On USTA.com


By Tennis Week
04/05/2006



Pete Sampras' last tennis match was staged on the largest Grand Slam court in the world and his next match will be played out on your PC. The 14-time Grand Slam champion returns to the court Thursday night for his first competitive match since the 2002 U.S. Open final and the USTA today announced that it will provide an unprecedented live webcast of Sampras’ match, exclusively on USTA.com starting at 8:15 p.m. Eastern time.



Sampras squares off against fellow American Robby Ginepri, on Thursday, April 6, in an exhibition at the River Oaks International in Houston, TX. The exhibition marks Sampras’ first competitive match since scoring a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 victory over arch rival Andre Agassi to snap a two-year title drought and win his fifth U.S. Open crown in the 2002 U.S. Open final.

Thursday night's free webcast on USTA.com will begin with pre-match interviews with both players starting at 8:15 p.m. Match play begins at 8:30 p.m. only on USTA.com. The match will not be televised so the webcast will be the only media outlet for the match.

The USTA has redesigned its web site and the Sampras-Ginepri match is the first webcast since the relaunch of the site.

"The redesign of USTA.com is another example of our commitment to increasing access to the game," said Franklin Johnson, Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA. "We are making it easier to find players, programs, and courts so that our online visitors can get out and play some tennis."
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Sampras Returns April 6 vs. Robby Ginepri Only on USTA.com

4/4/06 6:56 PM


Live Internet Broadcast Begins at 8:15 PM ET

First Competitive Match for Sampras Since Winning the 2002 US Open

Live Internet Broadcast begins with Exclusive Pre-Match Player Interviews Followed by Complete Live Match Coverage


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 4, 2006 -- The USTA today announced that it will provide an unprecedented live internet broadcast of Pete Sampras’ return to the court, exclusively on USTA.com. As this match will not be available on television, USTA.com will be the only outlet for fans to see Sampras back in action. Sampras squares off against fellow American Robby Ginepri, on Thursday, April 6, beginning at 8:15 p.m. ET in an exhibition at the River Oaks International in Houston, TX.

The live internet broadcast will begin with pre-match interviews with both players starting at 8:15 ET/5:15 PT. Match play begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 PT.

“I’m looking forward to playing Robby on April 6 at River Oaks, where I have fond memories of playing early in my career,” said Pete Sampras. “Many thanks to the USTA for working with us to broadcast the match online so fans around the world can enjoy the action.”

The live internet broadcast will include the 14-time Grand Slam champion’s complete match against 2005 US Open Semifinalist and in-depth interviews with both players. USTA.com will also make the match available immediately following the live viewing.

“This will be the first time that a high profile American tennis match will be available live and exclusively on the Web,” said Jeffrey Volk, Director of Advanced Media, USTA. “We want to bring the game of tennis closer to our fans, and seeing the legendary Pete Sampras in his first match since winning the 2002 US Open helps us achieve that objective.”

The USTA is working in partnership with IMG Media to produce this live internet broadcast which will feature multiple cameras and a full production team. IMG Media has been a technical and hosting partner of the USTA since 2002.

More information can be found on USTA.com and in conjunction with the River Oaks International, www.RiverOaksInternational.com.

For more on Sampras as he prepares to play Ginepri in an exhibition match at the River Oaks International, click here to read the entire webcast interview transcript.
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http://dps.usta.com/usta_master/usta...c_13_12312.pdf


Here is Pete Interview, before his match on thursday, hope you all get to see read it here, enjoy.

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Thanks for all the info, angiel. I'm really siked to see Pete play again.

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you are welcome my dear, I am too.
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great effort Angiel
& thanks again for all ur links & info
I just found out its 4:20 AM in Houston thats 8 hours b4 our local time.but what time will the match start in Houston ? it is EAstern Time in houston?

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great effort Angiel
& thanks again for all ur links & info
I just found out its 4:20 AM in Houston thats 8 hours b4 our local time.but what time will the match start in Houston ? it is EAstern Time in houston?

It start 8:30 pm here in Houston.
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Interviews with Pete Sampras and Robby Ginepri

4/7/06 10:30 PM


The Return. The Drama. The Tiebreak.

Pete Sampras returned to the tennis court in dramatic fashion on Thursday night, April 6th to take on Robby Ginepri in an exhibition at River Oaks International - and LIVE on USTA.com. The 14-time Grand Slam Champion showed off much of the arsenal that made him arguably the greatest the sport has ever seen.

Prior to our live Webcast, USTA.com sat down with both Pete and Robby to talk about a variety of topics. Please enjoy these excerpts and watch out for more to come in the near future.

http://www.usta.com/news/fullstory.s...inewsid=320308
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