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"Marriage ended Sampras' career"

Marriage ended Sampras' career

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Writer Andrew Corsello blames tennis legend Pete Sampras' marriage for the end of his career.

According to pagesix.com, Sampras married actress Bridgette Wilson and soon retired. Corsello, in GQ magazine, calls it "the curse of the succubus". The marriage ended a six-year career where he had won numerous Grand Slams.

Corsello also pointed out other notable players who have made the same mistake like Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.

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Re: "Marriage ended Sampras' career"

this writer is so foolish, does he want all great players to remain single for all their lifes?

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What a stupid sense of humour presented by this writer
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I have to borrow the famous JMac phrase


YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS !!!!!
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I have to borrow the famous JMac phrase


YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS !!!!!

I think he is serious guys, there was this long article in GQ magazine about it, I even have that article in my scrap book here with me.
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No, the breaking of the GS record is wat temporarily ended his career from 00-02, after Wimbledon 00 till USO 02, he had no motivation, he just played and was still pretty damn good for someone who didnt really care nemore,.
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No, the breaking of the GS record is wat temporarily ended his career from 00-02, after Wimbledon 00 till USO 02, he had no motivation, he just played and was still pretty damn good for someone who didnt really care nemore,.

So true natural, so true.
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Re: "Marriage ended Sampras' career"

NIXED DOUBLES





September 2, 2006 -- JUST in time for the U.S. Open comes word that the key to a long tennis career is to stay single. Andrew Corsello, writing in GQ, blames the demise of Pete Sampras' game on his marriage to actress Bridgette Wilson, calling it "the curse of the succubus." Sampras' stellar six-year career flew out the window faster than a broken serve right after he said, "I do." Corsello also noted Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe have all fallen prey to the fabled "curse."
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I always hate it when the "marriage killed the career" argument is made. Even in the cases where a connection does appear to exsist, there's so much more in it than simply marriage and athletic career don't mix. It's a chicken or the egg kind of thing -- Does a player lose his drive to win because he got married? Or, did he choose the timing of marriage in his life because the drive to win lessened first?

I'm curious for anyone who has read the article - does the writer offer up any defense of his putting Jimmy Connors in that mix? Connors got married in 1980. Now, he did go from 1980 until 1982 without winning a major (and won I believe 2 majors in 1982) but in both 1980 and 1981 he won several titles each year, despite having just married. His career went on for quite a while AFTER he got married, as did his racking up the titles. So did the writer just throw his name out there without acknowledging how wrong he was? Or did he come up with some kind of explanation for how Connors got married, continued winning, and was somehow still in a slump?
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I always hate it when the "marriage killed the career" argument is made. Even in the cases where a connection does appear to exsist, there's so much more in it than simply marriage and athletic career don't mix. It's a chicken or the egg kind of thing -- Does a player lose his drive to win because he got married? Or, did he choose the timing of marriage in his life because the drive to win lessened first?

I'm curious for anyone who has read the article - does the writer offer up any defense of his putting Jimmy Connors in that mix? Connors got married in 1980. Now, he did go from 1980 until 1982 without winning a major (and won I believe 2 majors in 1982) but in both 1980 and 1981 he won several titles each year, despite having just married. His career went on for quite a while AFTER he got married, as did his racking up the titles. So did the writer just throw his name out there without acknowledging how wrong he was? Or did he come up with some kind of explanation for how Connors got married, continued winning, and was somehow still in a slump?


Hi there Veruka

I have this whole article in my scrap book, but what the write is trying to say is all up for a debate, I will tell you more about what some answers to this article from people who has read it.
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