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Update: Pete Sampras vs. Andre Agassi Oct.25 2009

Stephan
05-18-2009, 09:28 PM
I did not find this info here?
SAMPRAS RETURNS TO UCLA FOR US OPEN FINAL REMATCH ON JULY 27


P.S.
I did Update: Pete Sampras vs. Andre Agassi Oct.25 2009 !!!
this match looks more interesting ! :)

Stephan
05-18-2009, 09:28 PM
Los Angeles Tennis Open
Los Angeles, U.S.A.
May 15, 2009

SAMPRAS RETURNS TO UCLA FOR US OPEN FINAL REMATCH ON JULY 27
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LOS ANGELES - Pete Sampras, the 14-time Grand Slam Champion who held the No. 1 ranking for a record 286 weeks, will return to the LA Tennis Center at UCLA this summer for the "Millennium Challenge" as part of the 83rd annual LA Tennis Open.
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Sampras, a two-time LA Tennis Open champion, will take the court on opening night, July 27, for the "Millennium Challenge," a rematch of the 2000 US Open final against Russian Marat Safin. Safin claimed the first of his two career Grand Slam titles with that win over Sampras in New York, and holds a 4-3 edge over the American in professional matches. Safin won their last meeting, which came in the fourth round of the 2002 Australian Open.

"We're thrilled that Pete Sampras, perhaps our greatest champion, is coming back to the LA Tennis Open," Tournament Director Bob Kramer said. "This will be an outstanding way to kick off our event in 2009. Pete had a great fan following when he played here during his career, and this will be a great way for tennis fans to get to see him play again. It's hard to believe it's been nine years since he and Marat played in the US Open final. The rematch on July 27 should be some great tennis."

In 2002, Sampras won his final tournament, the US Open, giving him a record 14 Grand Slam titles. In his career, Sampras was 762-222, including 64 titles in 88 finals. He held the year-end No. 1 ranking for a record six consecutive years (1993-98). In seven appearances at the LA Tennis Open, Sampras was 19-5, with two titles in three finals. He was enshrined at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007.

During the Monday evening session, a ceremony will be held to recognise Sampras as the 2009 LA Tennis Open Tournament Honoree. This distinguished award has been given annually since 1985 to a person who has greatly influenced the growth of tennis through their playing career and other contributions to the sport.

In addition to this Monday night match against Sampras, Safin will play in the main draw of the LA Tennis Open. It will be the sixth appearance for the Russian in the tournament, having gone 6-5 with two quarter-finals in his previous efforts in LA. A former World No. 1, the 2000 US Open and 2005 Australian Open are among Safin's 15 career titles. Safin, who has said he will retire at the end of the 2009 season, is the first of the 28-player field to be confirmed, with additional entrants to be announced in the coming weeks.

ABOUT THE LA TENNIS OPEN

The LA Tennis Open has been played every year since 1927, making it the longest-running annual professional sporting event in Los Angeles. Played since 1984 at the LA Tennis Center on the campus of UCLA, the tournament is part of the US Open Series, the six-week summer tennis season linking 10 ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events to the US Open that in 2008 drew a record of more than 50 million television viewers. Proceeds from the LA Tennis Open benefit the grassroots programs of the non-profit Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) and UCLA. The SCTA offers programs, leagues, and tournaments involving 300,000 juniors and 50,000 adults and seniors. Information on tickets and the tournament can be found at www.LATennisOpen.com or by calling 310-824-1010.

Stephan
05-18-2009, 09:38 PM
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RagingLamb
05-19-2009, 01:29 AM
cool. It'd be a good opportunity to visit LA


plus with the way Safin's been playing, Pete might have a good chance here.

Lee
05-19-2009, 01:31 AM
Thanks for the info. :cool:

Mimi
05-19-2009, 03:33 AM
thank you Stephen for the information, i guess pete may still has the power and skill to beat Safin, who stole his 2000 us open trophy :ras:

Stephan
05-19-2009, 07:18 PM
you're welcome :wavey:
i wish other "Open" reply :D
I mean US Open 2002: Pete vs Andre US Open 2009
I watched Andre vs Hennman & girls, Andre is in good shape, they say Pete too...
and does not matter who will win, it would be very-very nice match :wavey:
two years later will be too late, they go be older :(

Mimi
05-20-2009, 03:33 AM
Pete will always beat Agassi, in important matches, even when they reach 80 years old, Pete will still beat Agassi :devil:

Greg-Pete fan
05-20-2009, 08:30 AM
It will be a great match to watch against Safin :devil:

Mimi
05-20-2009, 08:34 AM
:hug::bigwave: yup, may be Pete can still beat the younger Safin, you know, Safin is not that young any more :p


It will be a great match to watch against Safin :devil:

Greg-Pete fan
05-20-2009, 08:50 AM
Safin hasn`t played well since 2006, so... :)

Mimi
05-20-2009, 09:03 AM
so, its time that pete gives him a bagel to eat :p

Stephan
05-21-2009, 01:34 AM
Pete will always beat Agassi, in important matches, even when they reach 80 years old, Pete will still beat Agassi :devil:
Hi Mimi :wavey:
I remember the score
Pete won 20
Andre won 14 ...
are those 14 less important? :haha:

could Pete win vs. Andre in AO?
could Pete win ever the Rolland Garros?
or Olympics?

don't be so sensitive to scores... :)

as Greg-Pete fan says they are both Pete & Andre: "Two great champions" :worship: :worship:



P.S. i see Andre's name bring here some "fresh blood", more views than Chat 2 thread :)
we will help Pete too :wavey:

Mimi
05-21-2009, 04:05 AM
hello Stephen :D

yes, Agassi is also a great player, but Pete is greater, they met 5 times in grand slams finals, and pete won 4 times, thats what i meant pete won the most important matches :p

Stephan
05-21-2009, 10:36 PM
hello Stephen :D

yes, Agassi is also a great player, but Pete is greater, they met 5 times in grand slams finals, and pete won 4 times, thats what i meant pete won the most important matches :p

my idea is just - to let those two great players play one more time ...
make us wonderfull present ...:)

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/511/Andre_Pete_Paris1994.jpg

Mimi
05-22-2009, 03:01 AM
I read someone else that they will play an expo in Macau :wavey:

Greg-Pete fan
05-22-2009, 07:30 AM
Where did you find this info mimi?

It would be wonderful to see their match again :worship:

Mimi
05-22-2009, 08:10 AM
I read it in a local English newspaper, saying that they are going to play in October in Macau, but we have to subsribe on line before i can get there, buti have a hard copy, lets see if i can find it and scan it later (coz i just saw an headline) :wavey:

Mimi
05-22-2009, 08:15 AM
here it is:cool:

Lee
05-22-2009, 03:33 PM
Thanks for the article, mimi.

Ryan Harrison and Yuri Bhambri will be there too. Good for them and hope they will learn something from the legends. They are highly regarded junior tennis players.

Greg-Pete fan
05-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Great news :devil:

Mimi
05-23-2009, 02:12 AM
Pete will win again :devil:

Greg-Pete fan
05-23-2009, 07:59 AM
I hope so, but I think it will be also a very funny match :)

What do you think about it mimi? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNMq80TbIHI&feature=channel_page

Stephan
05-25-2009, 01:04 AM
I read someone else that they will play an expo in Macau :wavey:

Hi Mimi, hi fans! I found it too! look here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=144382

They will play again! :)
October 25, 2009.
Andre & Pete! :)
Sorry Andre! You will win but cannot improve your score: It will be just an exhibition match ;)

Mimi
05-25-2009, 02:22 AM
:lol: great, thanks Greg :bigclap:

I hope so, but I think it will be also a very funny match :)

What do you think about it mimi? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNMq80TbIHI&feature=channel_page

Mimi
05-25-2009, 02:24 AM
thank you Stephen :wavey::D

Greg-Pete fan
05-25-2009, 09:55 AM
Stephan, of course Pete will win, in three sets ;):p

Mimi
05-25-2009, 10:03 AM
agreed with you Greg, 3 sets, coz Pete has to leave some face for Agassi :p:devil:

Greg-Pete fan
05-25-2009, 10:26 AM
Firstly he will outplay Safin in July :devil:

Mimi
05-25-2009, 10:40 AM
yes, do you have tv coverage for FO? pff, i don't have :mad: but may be its better for me not to watch coz i guess Verdasaco may kick rafa out of the tourney, and Roger will win the title and break our pete's records :ras:

Greg-Pete fan
05-25-2009, 10:51 AM
Only Eurosport mimi ;)

Don`t worry, Roger won`t win the title and didn`t equal Pete`a record. In the semifinal he will probably meet Djoko and it will be very tough match for him. Verdasco is also a tough player to beat, but I think Rafa should defeat him in 4 sets.

Mimi
05-25-2009, 10:57 AM
I have subscribed for this Eurosport channel, but no FO coverage :confused::mad:, it belongs to another local cable tv :rolleyes:

i hope i can be as confident as you, didn't our Pete said Roger will win Wimby this year? :ras::scared:

as for Nole, his form is not always that consistent, he could either lose in early rounds or go very deep, so can't rely on him to beat Roger, he only has clay clowns as Blake and Roddick on his draw, while all clay "experts" as Ferrer/Davydenko/Nando/Almargo are in Rafa's side :shout::explode:

Mimi
05-25-2009, 11:01 AM
and also the horrible Soldering is also in rafa's quarter, and the bad French fans may boo poor rafa off from his title, they hate him :rolleyes::mad:

Mimi
05-26-2009, 02:36 AM
rafa needed more than 2 hours to get past the unknown opponent, pff, he has 32 uneforced errors, he will be out in the next round :rolleyes:

Lee
05-26-2009, 12:17 PM
rafa needed more than 2 hours to get past the unknown opponent, pff, he has 32 uneforced errors, he will be out in the next round :rolleyes:

You're spilling nonsense here :p

Daniel is a very good player on clay. He was top Brasilian player until he was injured and slowly getting back to a better form.

And you forgot it's slam, they play best of 5 matches on clay where 2 hours are very common and reasonable unless it's a total destruction of another player. May be that's what you expect from Nadal in every matches but please give some respect to other players. It's reasonable to worry about your favourite player to lose but whining when your player won in straight sets is really over the top.

Sorry if I take your post too seriously but it's really tiring hearing all these from Rafa fans, not just you, when his record is 41-4 so far this season and only lost 1 match on clay after a draining SF.

Mimi
05-27-2009, 02:34 AM
sorry Lee, you know, I am an old crying baby, you know, with Rafa's injury prone body and hard fighting style, he may not last till 25, so he has to win as much slams as possible in these 2 years, otherwise his slam records will finish at just 6, while old mimi wants him to get 10 :baby::nerner:

Lee
05-27-2009, 03:39 AM
Honestly, I still don't understand where the "injury prone" body theory comes from. :shrug: Being a professional athlete, there will always be wear and tear, every players have them. And Nadal, who turned pro in 2001, hasn't had any major injury that sideline him for a long period of time in the last 8 years. Look at Guga, Haas, Norman and some less known players like Alves, Nieminen and even now Nishikori. They all suffered injuries that took them out of playing for at least half the season (and the latest injury for Nieminen is the 2nd time) Coria and Gaudio. :shrug:

Mimi
05-27-2009, 03:49 AM
well, may be rafa's injuries are not as serious as them, but he has a lot too, especially when compared with the almost no injury Roger: he missed 03 and 04 FO, 04 wimby, 06 AO, 05 and 08 year end championships too :angel:

Lee
05-27-2009, 04:15 AM
well, may be rafa's injuries are not as serious as them, but he has a lot too, especially when compared with the almost no injury Roger: he missed 03 and 04 FO, 04 wimby, 06 AO, 05 and 08 year end championships too :angel:

blame all those little time off because of his insane clay schedule :p

Mimi
05-27-2009, 04:24 AM
and one more too :sad:

Today I read an article (http://www.politika.rs/rubrike/Sport/Tenis/Nadal-ce-izdrzati-josh-najvishe-tri-sezone.sr.html) in biggest Serbian daily about Michal Novotný, Czech guy who is introduced as the world leading physiotherapist for tennis who has been working with all top players (including Nadal) for years, and he still works with him. He was giving help to both Rafa and Nole in that Madrid SF recently...

Basically, article is retold interview, with quotes, that Novotny gave to Czech daily "MF DNes". So I found original (http://sport.idnes.cz/nadal-vydrzi-hrat-nejvys-tri-sezony-rika-fyzioterapeut-novotny-pxh-/tenis.asp?c=A090206_192753_tenis_rou).

I know many "experts" have been saying the same about Rafa's knees for ages, but coming from this guy is something else, I guess...

Another interesting thing he told is that Rafa has very muscular legs which is fine, but his feet are small which causes problems.

Discuss.:D

Lee
05-27-2009, 05:15 AM
and one more too :sad:

mimi, 3 years later, Nadal will be 26. Usually, human beings start to decline physically after they hit 25. I don't have to be Nadal's physiotherapist to predict something like that. Look at Sampras and Federer once that turned 26, 27. And since Nadal mature physically earlier than others (looked at his body when he was 16, compare with most 16 years old boy), it's likely that he would decline physically earlier.

Mimi
05-27-2009, 05:17 AM
I see, thanks Lee, tennis carrer is so short :wavey:

Lee
05-27-2009, 05:24 AM
I see, thanks Lee, tennis carrer is so short :wavey:

That's why kids in US rather play baseball. Paid better and has a longer career. Shorter season and team sport. Easier on your body. :p And at least stay in the same continent during playing season and usually won't be away from home for more than 2 weeks.

Mimi
05-27-2009, 05:26 AM
baseball, and Amercial football, basketballs, snookers, ice hockey? all are borings for me, i only like gymastics, diving and tennis :p

and pete still won slams at almost 29 (00 wimby) and his last one at 31, he has a better body than Rafa :angel:

And Agassis is the best, playing till 36 :worship:

Lee
05-27-2009, 05:31 AM
You are kidding me when you say ice hockey boring. :p It's soooo fast and exciting. :ras:

Lee
05-27-2009, 05:33 AM
But at the same time, I found slow moving curling a fun one to watch too. :angel: It's more like playing chess (mentally) on ice but more physically challenging. :rocker2:

Mimi
05-27-2009, 05:41 AM
I don't like games which can get a score too quickly, like basketball, not easy to watch

bye for now, prepare to go for lunch :)

Stephan
07-23-2009, 01:42 AM
some news on that future match,
i posted it in Andre's section too :)

Charity Auction For Agassi, Sampras Items
By Tennis Week
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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They are two of the greatest Grand Slam champions of all time and when Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras renew their rivalry on October 25 in Macao, you can come between the former World No. 1 players — as the official coin tosser.

Agassi and Sampras will square off on October 25 at the 15,000-seat CotaiArena in their first clash in seven years at The Venetian Macao Tennis Showdown 2009. On the same bill, rising young talents Yuki Bhambri from India and Ryan Harrison from the United States will face off in singles followed by a doubles match with all four players competing. Sampras, who has played on the senior circuit since last year, suggested the rivarly renewal could be the first in what he hopes will be more matches between the Grand Slam champions.

"I keep active and focused and play a few exhibitions. I am curious to play Andre; it has been many years since we last played," Sampras said. "We are both preparing and I know we both want to do well. I’m excited and hope this will be the start of something between the two of us."

The Macao event is supporting the "Andre Agassi Foundation" and Sampras’ "Aces for Charity" program. The event also supports the "Make-a-Wish Foundation Hong Kong-Macao" and its mission to grant wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. In the first event in 2007, the Showdown raised almost $200,000 in an online charity auction.

A similar auction will be launched this year and organizers announced a long list of items to be won by successful bidders.

Twenty nine personally signed items or memorabilia are to be auctioned, all of which have nostalgic or historic value. Prizes include autographed Sampras and Agassi shirts, shoes and rackets, and three priceless coin toss experiences for the three matches. Fans also have the rare opportunity to hit exclusively with Harrison and/or Bhambri in two twenty minute sessions. A bonus for each winner will be the chance to invite a guest to join them. The online auction can be found here.

Harrison, a 17-year-old Texan, recently won his first professional event in Chico, California, sweeping all before him as an unseeded entry, without the loss of a set. Harrison was also nominated as hitting partner to the U.S Davis Cup, captained by Patrick McEnroe, in the recent tie against Croatia. In Macao Harrison will square off against Bhambri, who won won his third professional event on Sunday July 5th as he continues his meteoric rise. He currently ranks as the No. 1 junior in the world, having already won the Orange Bowl in 2008 and the Australian Open title earlier this year.

The Venetian Macao Tennis Showdown 2009 is the third in the line of stellar events held in the former Portuguese enclave. The first in 2007 featured two of the best players in history, Roger Federer versus Pete Sampras, and the second in 2008 featured McEnroe, Borg, Federer and James Blake. Agassi vs. Sampras in 2009 continues the tradition.

Sampras said he hopes this is the first in a potential series of exhibitions with Agassi.

"I'd love to play against Andre. It's a great ticket to come watch us both play, and hopefully we can do some more next year," Sampras said. "I'm open to it. We'll see if Andre is into it. We're doing one this year. We'll see how it goes. We'll go from there."

Tickets for the Showdown are on sale and can be bought online at www.cotaiticketing.com , by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) and +852 6333 6660 (Hong Kong), or in person at Sands Macao Lobby and CotaiArena Box Office. More than half of the 15,000-seat stadium has already sold out.

"The interest is this event is terrific, and given we are only in early July demand for tickets is high," Nick Freyer, Senior Vice President, Head of Tennis, IMG Asia, said. "We very much hope fans join in the spirit of the tennis auction, it will bring joy to the winners, but more joy to the deserving recipients of the auction."

Mimi
07-23-2009, 04:02 AM
thank you very much Stephen for the article :wavey:

Greg-Pete fan
07-23-2009, 08:07 AM
Nice article :) I can`t wait this match ;)

Mimi
07-23-2009, 08:20 AM
Nice article :) I can`t wait this match ;)

how are you Greg :D? did you travel? :D:wavey:

Greg-Pete fan
07-23-2009, 07:43 PM
Hi mimi:)

I didn`t travel, but I`m planning to go at the seaside in the first half of August ;)

Stephan
07-23-2009, 11:02 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/511/andre_Pete1.jpg
i'm not sure that Andre is seriously preparing himself for that match,
just recently he lost to Delgado ... :(

Mimi
07-24-2009, 04:24 AM
Hi mimi:)

I didn`t travel, but I`m planning to go at the seaside in the first half of August ;)

I see, I may travel in September/October, but don't know if the tour will form, coz one friend wanted to visit Germany's "Romatic road", while me and the other 2 wanted to visit Switzerland, i wanted to take the "Glacier Express" :angel:

Mimi
07-24-2009, 04:26 AM
don't worry, Stephen, both Agassi and Sampras are great champions, this is just an exhibition match, the results are not that important :p

Greg-Pete fan
10-25-2009, 09:14 AM
This great match will be... TODAY! :)