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Pete Sampras defeated John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4

Greg-Pete fan
05-06-2007, 06:04 AM
Pete Sampras defeated John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4:worship: Third win in a row:D

Greg-Pete fan
05-06-2007, 06:13 AM
Pete Sampras advanced to the title match of the Champions Cup Boston with a 6-3 6-4 victory over 48-year-old John McEnroe at Agganis Arena.

Sampras, 35, has yet to lose a set in the event, his first since retiring following a U.S. Open title over long-time rival and friend Andre Agassi in 2002.

Three of Sampras' 762 career victories came against McEnroe, the last a straight-sets win in the semi-finals in Philadelphia in 1991. By improving to 4-0 lifetime against McEnroe, Sampras advances to face Todd Martin in Sunday's final.

McEnroe, who defeated Petr Korda and Tim Mayotte in straight sets in his earlier matches, will play Jim Courier in a third-place match on Sunday.

Showing a little less hair on top of his head but still an impressive array of shots, Sampras never trailed and won the first three games as McEnroe built up his traditional frustrations with the judges and umpire.

A seven-time Grand Slam singles winner, McEnroe showcased a prolonged argument in the eighth game of the first set and held an animated discussion with the chair umpire between games.

In the second set, while rallying from an early 3-1 deficit and spoiling a match point for Sampras, McEnroe repeatedly slammed his racket on the court, smashed a ball well into the stands in frustration and continued to berate the umpires.

Sampras, who did plenty of waiting in between points but also played along with McEnroe's antics at times, was in control throughout and secured the match with an easy backhand winner.

Martin, who is 4-18 against Sampras, defeated Courier earlier in the day to top Pool B with a 3-0 record.

Source
http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=tennis/07/05/06/TENNIS_Champions_Cup_Nightlead.html

Marine
05-06-2007, 10:18 AM
No pics ??
I would love to see Pete again in Paris in Roland Garros...

Joyce_23
05-06-2007, 10:43 AM
It's good to see that he's kicking some ass out there and having fun. Go Pete! :)

Greg-Pete fan
05-06-2007, 05:13 PM
Sampras plays at 'pretty high level' vs. McEnroe

May 6, 2007

BOSTON (AP) - Pete Sampras advanced to the final in his first competitive tournament start in nearly five years, beating John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday night in the Champions Cup.

�I hit the ball better today than I did in my prime because of the bigger racket,� Sampras said. �I think I can still play at a pretty high level. I can probably compete against anyone in the world today just one match, two sets.�

After double-faulting in the opening game, Sampras rebounded to win the first three games of the first set. He never trailed in the second set, and took the lead for good after breaking to go up 2-1. The 35-year-old Sampras had six aces, and kept McEnroe off guard with an array of well-placed baseline shots.

�The guy hit the outside of the line like 20 times. It was unbelievable,� McEnroe said. �It�s incredible how many lines he hits. It�s unbelievable � I�ve never played a guy who can consistently do that.�

Sampras will face defending Champions Cup champion Todd Martin, who advanced to the final with a 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 (tiebreaker) win over Jim Courier.

Sampras owns an 18-4 career record against Martin, including a win in the final of the 1994 Australian Open. They haven�t played since 2002.

�I�ll have a chance if I play like I did tonight,� Martin said. �I would like to have more than a chance. In order to that, I won�t be able to let my serve wane at all in the middle of the match.�

Sampras, who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July, says he didn�t touch a racket for nearly three years before picking up the sport again last summer to get in better shape.

Source
www.samprasfanz.com

Mimi
05-07-2007, 03:11 AM
thanks greg :woohoo: :hug:

angiel
05-07-2007, 04:22 PM
Pete Sampras defeated John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4:worship: Third win in a row:D


:worship: :angel: Wimbledon & The french Open here Pete comes.:D :) :cool: :wavey:

Greg-Pete fan
05-07-2007, 04:44 PM
thanks greg :woohoo: :hug:

You`re welcome:D

Mimi
05-08-2007, 03:04 AM
pete should not give John so many games, he should beat him 6:0 6:0 :devil: (you know, i don't like Johh, he used to bad moiuth pete a lot when he was playing, he simply is jealous of pete's achievements :mad: