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harry_potter
07-18-2002, 09:53 AM
Go Pete! You can still do it!
PETE ROCKS!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

hehe... i'm first!

julien
07-18-2002, 10:38 AM
:bounce: And I'm second. At last

christinaE
07-18-2002, 07:15 PM
Finally a forum for the GREAT PETE SAMPRAS!!

Go Pete!!

christinaE
07-18-2002, 07:23 PM
And HE is the real LIVING LEGEND!!!

Jakub
07-18-2002, 08:43 PM
Yes, we have PETE forum :D :D :bounce: :bounce:

Mimi
07-19-2002, 09:44 AM
Pete Sampras, the living legend, the greatest of the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!

kfh_9118
07-19-2002, 10:41 AM
PETE is THE GREATEST CHAMPION :D :D

GO Pete, show that you still can win a grand slam :bounce: :bounce:

christinaE
07-21-2002, 04:47 PM
BY DARRYL RICHARDS
FOXSports.com
Jul. 20, 2002 8:47 a.m.

DALLAS — Pete Sampras, still licking his wounds from an embarrassing
Wimbledon performance, is desperately searching for ways to reclaim
the game that made him the Grand Slam king.
And while Sampras is the first to say that quest starts from within,
he is also looking for a helping hand. Again.

Sampras confirmed he has parted ways with Jose Higueras, who coached
him at the French Open and Wimbledon this year. Sampras made quick
exits from both tournaments, failing to get past the second round in
either event. But Sampras said bumbling around London and Paris like
an aimless Chevy Chase in European Vacation did not cause him to look
for his third coach this year.

"I was hoping to continue to work with Jose, but I needed somebody
who could work with me more full time," said Sampras on Friday before
playing Andy Roddick in an exhibition match at Moody Coliseum. It was
his first public appearance on a court since a stunning second-round
loss to George Bastl at Wimbledon.

Sampras is looking for his game and he is searching for the right
mentor. He ended a six-year relationship with Paul Annacone in
December and started the year working with Tom Gullikson at the
Australian Open. Sampras reached the fourth round in Melbourne,
losing to Marat Safin.

In his heart, Sampras says he still believes in his game. Although he
hasn't won a tournament since winning his seventh Wimbledon title in
2000, Sampras has reached the last two U.S. Open finals. But he is
searching for something to put him over the top.

A full-time coach may be the answer. Rumors are Sampras may go back
to Annacone for the summer hardcourt season. It makes sense because
there is familiarity and Sampras is a creature of habit. Annacone
knows his game and frankly, with everything Sampras has accomplished,
who is qualified to tell Sampras what to do on the court?

Sampras said regardless of whom coaches him in the future, he is
mostly responsible for turning around his game.

"This has been the most frustrating time in my career without
question," Sampras said. "I've put in a lot of work and I have
nothing to show for it. I'm going to have to do something I've never
done before and have a comeback. I have the game and I want to do it.
I feel like I can win a couple more majors."

Imagine telling Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky how to retool his
game. Sampras, who turns 31 next month, may be in more need of tough
love than anything else at this point in his career.

"He knows how to play," Gullikson said. "He has to remember what he
did to get back to where he was. To me it's simple. It means having a
positive attitude and playing aggressive tennis. He has to dictate
the points again, he has to move forward."

Gullikson, whose late twin brother Tim coached Sampras early in his
pro career, also made a compelling point. Sampras has to be true to
himself. He is the player who has to get in shape. He is the one who
has to be positive about his game.

"A player who is coming back has to be willing to seek the truth,"
Gullikson said. "Athletes don't always want to seek the truth. If he
is willing to seek the honest truth, I think he is capable of winning
again."

A Sampras comeback would rank among his greatest accomplishments.
Most tennis players are ready to call it a career once they turn 30.
Andre Agassi's geriatric success is a rare exception. Sampras would
like to be another.

"My challenge is myself," Sampras said.

It's a formidable opponent.

Lindsayfan
07-22-2002, 08:45 AM
I thought Pete had no fans in Wtaworld and here neither but i'm glad to be wrong! ;)

GO PETE GO!

Mimi
07-23-2002, 09:24 AM
Sampras always!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Mimi
07-24-2002, 08:39 AM
Win or lose, I will always support the Great Pete!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean
07-24-2002, 06:29 PM
:D :bounce: GO PETE!!!!!

Hadas
07-25-2002, 04:20 AM
Big Pete fan here. All time greatest :) Anyway, I really hope he can find it in himself to show his true playing. I don't necesserily mean winning, but just showing everyone that he's still the great player who is smart, observant, and cool on the court. go pete!! :)

Mimi
07-25-2002, 04:26 AM
Win or lose, you are always the greatest, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Malaye
07-26-2002, 03:40 PM
Someone on the WTA board said that Pete was going to have a baby ! Congrats Pete :)

christinaE
07-26-2002, 04:45 PM
If true: congrats to Pete and Bridgette!

And Pete is back with Annacone.


Sampras Turns to an Old Friend: Annacone
By LISA DILLMAN,TIMES STAFF WRITER

http://www.latimes.com/sports/tennis/la-sp-sampras26jul26.story?
coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dsports%2Dtennis

The coaching cycle of Pete Sampras has come full circle.

Sampras, who will turn 31 in August, has been searching for answers
during a disappointing 2002 and his latest attempted solution is a
return to stability. Paul Annacone, the USTA's managing director for
the USA Tennis High-Performance program, will resume coaching Sampras
at least through the U.S. Open in September.

Annacone on Thursday confirmed speculation about their renewed
partnership. He had worked with Sampras from January 1995 through
December 2001. Since then, Sampras has worked with and parted ways
with Tom Gullikson and Jose Higueras.

"It's been a lot of instability for someone
who is a creature of habit," Annacone said
of Sampras, who is coming off an early
loss at Wimbledon and has not won a title
since July 2000.

Annacone said Sampras needed a comfort
zone and maintained it won't take long to
find that level.

"As good as he is, it doesn't take a lot,"
Annacone said. "He can jump over hurdles quickly."

The move came with the support and assistance of USTA officials. Rick
Ferman, the USTA's executive director, said that one of its goals is
to foster relationships and cooperation between the generations of
American players. "We want to lend any support we can to Pete ... and
I'm hoping it branches out to the other great players."

The decision to go back to Annacone sounded simple. It would have
taken at least six months for Sampras to become accustomed to another
new voice and coaching style. For Annacone, it will mean more work
but not much in the way of scheduling changes. One unplanned addition
is next week's Masters Series event in Toronto, which will be
Sampras' first tournament since he lost in the second round of
Wimbledon to lucky loser George Bastl.

The parting with Higueras was said to be amicable. Sampras came to
the realization that he needed a full-time coach and Higueras'
schedule was already busy enough because of his USTA coaching duties.
Higueras said last week he wouldhave been prepared to continue
working with Sampras, and that he would not leave a struggling player.

Annacone, who has been at the men's tournament at UCLA, said he is
encouraged by his observations and discussions with Sampras. "I've
watched him work out," he said. "I don't think all of a sudden you
can't play."

Andy Roddick, a Davis Cup teammate of Sampras, played an exhibition
against him last week in Dallas for the Gullikson Foundation, raising
nearly $200,000.

"Watch out for Pete at the Open," Roddick said. "We actually had a
very good conversation. He basically just said, 'This year has been
bad for me. But I'm looking forward to the new challenges, for the
first time in my career I have to come back.' "

christinaE
07-26-2002, 11:13 PM
Sampras, Wife Expecting First Child

By The Associated Press
11:04 AM PDT, July 26, 2002

LOS ANGELES -- Tennis star Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette
Wilson-Sampras, are expecting their first child at the end of the year.

The 30-year-old Sampras, who has won the Wimbledon men's championship
seven times since 1993, married the 28-year-old actress in the fall of
2000.

Wilson-Sampras, a former Miss Teen USA, has appeared in such films
as "The Wedding Planner," "House on Haunted Hill" and "I Know What You
Did Last Summer," and on the television series "Santa Barbara."

The couple announced the pregnancy on Thursday.

Mimi
07-27-2002, 03:50 AM
congradulations my beloved Pete :D.

and lets bound back, win more :D

harry_potter
07-27-2002, 04:52 AM
congrats Pete! :D

boy or girl? :confused:

Sean
07-27-2002, 02:02 PM
Congrats Pete and Bridget :D

Mimi
07-30-2002, 08:59 AM
Pete toujours et toujours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

christinaE
07-31-2002, 05:44 PM
Pete beat Ferreira and now will face Lee in the 2nd round. He played him before in the 2000 US Open.

GO PETE, continue to win your matches in Toronto!!

Mimi
08-01-2002, 09:28 AM
he already beat Lee, now lets win more and more matches, Pete :D:D:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

christinaE
08-02-2002, 02:54 AM
So sad that Pete lost to Haas :(

Keep going Pete, the success will come eventually.

Mimi
08-05-2002, 04:46 AM
yes, he lost luck, just losing 2 points ;(:(

but i hate the TV shows his close up with his head down :(:(, cruel cruel but Pete will come back again

go pete :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

christinaE
08-05-2002, 08:53 PM
Tackling trying times


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Sampras knocked down, not out, by recent events


By Neil Schmidt, nschmidt@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Pete Sampras has a record 13 Grand Slam titles, a wife and — this just in! — a child on the way. In short, he has happiness.

He also has more motivation than most mortals can handle.

“This is by far the toughest challenge I've had to go through in my career,” Sampras said Sunday. “I'm just trying to come back. It's something I've never had to do.”

Sampras will turn 31 on Sunday, and he hasn't won a tournament in 25 months. He was embarrassed by qualifier George Bastl in the second round at Wimbledon, and tennis great Boris Becker predicted he wouldn't be back. Sampras' ranking has dropped to 15th, and he could finish the year out of the top 10 for the first time since the 1980s.

This year alone, Sampras split with his agent, terminated his sponsorship with Nike and changed coaches three times.

The end result: Lots of perspective and a new sense of purpose.

Preparing for the Western & Southern Financial Masters, Sampras appeared relaxed and resolute Sunday when he sat down with the Enquirer.

“That (Wimbledon exit) was probably one of the lowest points I think I've been in many years,” Sampras said. “Getting home and going through it, I was very disappointed not only about Wimbledon but about the whole year.

“I talked to (coach) Paul (Annacone), and he said some things that inspired me. He said, "You're in a position for something you've never had to do, and that's have a comeback.' It kind of got me excited to go out and start playing well.”

Annacone had been his coach the past six years. But Sampras replaced him after last year with Tom Gullikson, whose twin brother, Tim, Sampras' pre-Annacone coach, died of brain cancer in 1996. After a short period, he turned to Jose Higueras, but Higueras couldn't travel with Sampras full-time.

After Wimbledon, Sampras returned to Annacone.

“He knows me better than anyone when it comes to tennis,” Sampras said. “It's nice to get back to some stability.”

Stability hasn't yet surfaced on the court. Sampras is 19-15 this year, and is winless in 31 events since claiming his seventh Wimbledon crown in July 2000.

Sampras admits to feeling vulnerable. During his Wimbledon loss last month, he pulled out an inspirational letter from his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, and read it during changeovers.

Pundits pounced.

“He had sunk into himself at the end of the match,“ Becker said at Wimbledon. “That is the end of Pete. . . . He will be in a state of turmoil because he knows his career is close to the end.”

Sampras insisted retirement isn't imminent. He doesn't give a timetable, suggesting it could be a year from now, or two, or three.

In the meantime, Sampras said it's hard getting used to losing.

“When I'm playing, it's the same mentality, same drive, same focus,” he said. “Obviously, my abilities, I'm not as dominant as I was five years ago. Still, when I step out there against anyone in the game today, I expect myself to win.”

Sampras said he has more balance in his personal life. What he also has is unfortunate timing.

John McEnroe had predicted marriage was “probably going to ruin Pete's tennis,” and unfortunately, Sampras doesn't have a title to refute that.

“That's not fair to anyone, especially to (Bridgette),“ Sampras said. “I kind of hit a crossroad after (record-setting Slam No.) 13 — kind of, “Where do I go from here?' I just happened to get married three months later.

“Don't blame my wife or my marriage. Blame me for not playing well or doing the things I should be doing on the court. I didn't appreciate (the criticism) for her sake. It bothered her.”

The public has rallied behind Sampras. Though his workmanlike style effected indifference from fans earlier in his career, those fans have swung solidly in his favor and given him stirring ovations.

Sampras has noticed, and appreciated.

“It's been a good feeling,” he said. “It's a chilling feeling at times when you can step out of what you're doing and appreciate the support, look into the stands and make a little eye contact, raise my hat up a little bit. I've never done that before.

“It happens to a lot of people who get older, you start touching the hearts of tennis fans.”

Mimi
08-07-2002, 03:12 AM
Keep fighting and playing, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
08-08-2002, 07:35 AM
you just lost marginally today, you are just lack of lucks, better lucks next time, please continue playing, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!! Always!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Mimi
08-13-2002, 02:35 AM
Burn back the old fire, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Mimi
08-17-2002, 02:11 PM
Pete, simply the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

christinaE
08-19-2002, 10:23 PM
Sampras says he'll decide at end of 2003 whether to quit

August 19, 2002


COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) -- Pete Sampras will assess his career at the end of 2003. Until then, don't talk to him about retirement.

``At the end of next year, I'll see where it's all at and then make a decision. That doesn't mean I'm going to stop or continue,'' the owner of a record 13 Grand Slam singles titles said Monday.

``I deserve to make my own decision as to when I leave the sport.''

He'll tune up for the U.S. Open, which starts Aug. 26, at the TD Waterhouse Cup, where he was a finalist last year. He also reached the final of the Open in 2001, losing to Lleyton Hewitt.

Sampras drew a first-round bye here and plays his first match Tuesday against Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, who won his opener against Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-1, 7-6 (4).

Sampras lost in the first round of the French Open and the second round of Wimbledon this year.

``The day's of dominating and being No. 1 are over. I have to get my confidence back and you need to win matches for that to happen,'' Sampras said. ``My goal is to win another major and I believe I can in this year's U.S. Open, even though I haven't shown much this year.''

Mimi
08-20-2002, 08:23 AM
thanks Christina for the article :)

Pete, no need to pay attention to those bashers, you are simply the best ever,win or lose, i always suppport you
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Mimi
08-22-2002, 06:57 AM
Don't give up, Pete, I always support you!!!!!!!!!!!1

Mimi
08-23-2002, 06:51 AM
Pete Sampras, the master of tennis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carmody
08-23-2002, 09:10 AM
Go Pete :bounce:

i dont know if he can still win a lot but he is still the best :kiss:

Mimi
08-26-2002, 07:34 AM
hello carmody, Pete is always the best :D:D:bounce:

Mimi
09-03-2002, 02:45 AM
keep winning, Pete, you know you can do it :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

harry_potter
09-03-2002, 09:12 AM
Pete beat Rusedski in five sets 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4! :bounce:

Mimi
09-03-2002, 10:09 AM
hi harry :D

yes beat them all, you are still not too old, Pete :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

harry_potter
09-03-2002, 10:11 AM
beat them all, but not tim henman, ok? ;) but henman lost already :sad:

Mimi
09-04-2002, 03:45 AM
henman will stil be losing to pete even when pete is not as dominating as before ;)

pete beat Haas today, he is still not too old, come on, Pete

Win it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Mimi
09-04-2002, 07:25 AM
Pete, the greatest of the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Chloe le Bopper
09-04-2002, 05:53 PM
Go pete tonight :D

Liz
09-04-2002, 07:14 PM
Ditto to all of the above!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pete is simply the B-E-S-T!!

Dissident
09-04-2002, 10:52 PM
Hes playing unbelievable there AGAIN!
Talk about perfect timing. :D

GO PETE! :bounce:

Mimi
09-06-2002, 07:38 AM
Beat them all, Pete, make Greg shut his dirty mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-06-2002, 08:04 AM
make all sour losers ashamed, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Mimi
09-06-2002, 08:05 AM
Unbellievable great performances, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Dissident
09-06-2002, 02:27 PM
I liked his answers about the Greg "polemic" in his interview.

Q. Any message for Greg Rusedski tonight?
PETE SAMPRAS: I got more important things to talk about than Greg.

Q. You have a kid coming, you're married, you're still in the lead. How much motivation have you had from hearing comments from Greg Rusedski or hearing people say you're done?
PETE SAMPRAS: That doesn't get me going. I mean, it really doesn't. I mean, things that Greg says, it doesn't faze me. I know what I can do out there. It doesn't motivate me. I don't want to prove people wrong. That's not why I'm playing. I'm playing for myself, to challenge myself to see if I can do it again. That's the way I look at it.
I'm not here to shut up Greg or whatever. I got more important things to worry about than what he's saying, what the press is saying. It's my ability against someone else's ability. I feel like I can still do it. If I didn't, I wouldn't be here.

WAY TO GO PETEY! :bounce:

achamber
09-06-2002, 03:55 PM
Here we go Pete!! Time to quiet the haters/doubters!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Here's to an Agassi/Sampras final!!

Mimi
09-07-2002, 01:49 AM
thanks hitman for the article, this again shows what a great person pete is, not as foolish as that Greg, classy, always just let his racket do the talking, i love you pete!!!!!!!!

you can do it again, lets go pistol pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mimi
09-07-2002, 03:54 AM
Fight till the end, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-07-2002, 03:55 AM
Do remember where you have been, Pete - a great champion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-07-2002, 03:55 AM
Get back the old fire, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-07-2002, 03:56 AM
Keep going and winning, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Mimi
09-07-2002, 03:57 AM
Teach all opponents a tennis lesson, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-07-2002, 03:57 AM
Show them how to play tennis, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-07-2002, 03:58 AM
Just believe in yourself, you can do it, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn
09-07-2002, 06:56 PM
Sampras serves up harsh lesson


By Bud Collins, Globe Columnist, 9/6/2002

NEW YORK - Didn't Andy Roddick's mom warn him about going out in the big city alone after dark? Shouldn't she have cautioned young Andy that an ogre like Pete Sampras might be lurking with mayhem on his mind and a nasty club in his hand?



She should have. It was dangerous out there, on the mean, green pavement of Flushing Meadow last night, and her child got pummeled by Sampras so badly that 21,879 witnesses in Ashe Stadium began feeling sorry for him after the first hour of Andy's wobbly wandering through a very black night.

Mama Roddick probably would not have recalled the immortal words of a bygone manager of prizefighters, Joe Jacobs, whenever one of his pugs got decimated. But they could be applied to her offspring, currently listed as the No. 11 tennis player in the universe: ''He shoulda stood in bed.''

At least Roddick, considered the white-hot hope of American tennis, could return to bed early. It was all over, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, by 9:19 p.m. - a 90-minute horror show for the kid who said it was his dream to face Sampras in a major championship.

Roddick said Sampras was his idol. Sampras is supposed to be the fallen idol around here, but it was the night of the fallen idolator, a quarterfinal of the US Open where, a year ago, Roddick battled the eventual champ, Lleyton Hewitt, through five sets.

The question all summer has been, ''Shouldn't Pete quit?''

Mama Roddick might answer that with, ''Shouldn't Pete quit beating up on my little boy?''

The sky was a serene azure as customers began filling seats. But when night descended and the lights went on, piercing the blackness, they went out for Roddick. He was in with the master of darkness, Night Train Sampras. Sampras may have stumbled and bumbled through his ghastliest season - until now - but the Meadow, where he has won four titles, apparently is a different proposition.

He's ferocious Mr. Hyde, not the genteel Dr. Jekyll, in Flushing, transformed by nightfall. His unbeaten after-dark record in this ballpark is 20-0, and the fact that Roddick had won their two previous encounters didn't figure. Sounding like Jack the Ripper, Sampras said, ''This is what I play for, the great feeling here at night.''

Instead of slouching out of here, mumbling Brando's ''I coulda been a contender'' line - the fate that many of us envisioned for him when the tournament began - Sampras has suddenly become a contender. A semifinalist for the eighth time, he ought to beat Sjeng Schalken for a place in the title bout against either the champ Hewitt or a former champ, Andre Agassi.

It was a tough ticket for a highly anticipated collision. All the decent seats in the mammoth concrete canyon were gone, and one woman who'd paid a lot of money, $275, for a good perch, muttered, ''If this was the Roman Coliseum, I would have turned thumbs down on Roddick after the second set.''

Sampras did it for her.

After the first three games - Sampras up, 3-0, in seven minutes - Sampras might have said, ''Young man, let me show you how it was done in my day. Let me take you back to the time when I was No. 1 for six straight years, when serving and volleying was in style and I was the premier stylist. I just want to let you know who I was, just for old time's sake, and what it's like to play against a guy who covers the net like smog blanketing LA. You'll need a bloodhound to find an opening, and a Ferrari to pass me. My boy, I was the champion at your age.''

You've heard that youth will be served, but last night the youth named Roddick was served off the court. It wasn't only the 13 aces plus six service winners, but the way Sampras was hitting the spots: the T, the corners, delivering rib-jammers, especially with second serves, that kept Roddick addled. In his deliveries, Pete was the Pedro of the rectangle, moving the ball around the box, changing speeds, handcuffing Roddick, or blowing the ball past him.

''I got beat by Pete,'' pronounced Roddick - beat in every phase. Roddick has a bigger serve but Sampras was getting it back somehow, blocking, chipping, setting himself up to charge for the volleys, piling up the winners, seizing four of six break points.

Although he served 48 percent and double-faulted eight times, Sampras was so deadly on driving half-volleys and angled volleys that it didn't matter. The old beauty, the running forehand, reappeared. Sampras may have lost a step and a half, as one victim, Greg Rusedski declared, but what steps he had left were choice.

''The competitive juices flow for me here,'' Sampras said, bidding to salvage a rotten year with a 14th major within sight, if not reach. Schalken could be a villain. The kid who mashed him in the 2001 final, Hewitt, and Agassi are on the other side of the draw.

Sampras says his confidence has been restored. That's what Napoleon said, too, before Waterloo. Just before the match began the PA system played Tchaikovsky's ''1812 Overture'' with cannons booming in Napoleon's direction. But Sampras, once the emperor of his realm, restored his own cannons, at least for a night.

Roddick heard them, felt them. His mother should have told him to put on a flak jacket before going out at night in the big city.

Dissident
09-07-2002, 09:43 PM
:bounce:
Into the finals for the third time in a row. And against Agassi, who always bring the best of him out.

Cant wait!
GO PETE! :bounce:

Leo7
09-08-2002, 12:19 AM
GO PETE! :bounce: good luck tomorrow in the Finals against Andre!;)

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:09 AM
End the losing streak, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:09 AM
Win the whole thing, you can do it, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:12 AM
Get the winning fire again, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:13 AM
Try you best to win, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:14 AM
Lift the standard, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:15 AM
You can still win it again, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:16 AM
Keep believing in yourself, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:16 AM
Stay cool and you can do it again, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:19 AM
Stay confidence, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:21 AM
Keep fighting, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-08-2002, 03:24 AM
Shut all critics by winning, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leo7
09-08-2002, 04:07 PM
LOL @ mimi! you sure seem to be in love with Petey!;)

i also hope he can win and prove all the disbelievers wrong, including myself!

Mimi
09-09-2002, 04:31 AM
hello Leo7, well i don't love pete as a "plantonic lover" but a great player, i think i am in love with goran more :drool: although he doesn't know and love me :D:D

OH MY GOD, MIMI IS LUCKY FOR PETE, SEE, MY MESSAGES WERE EFFECTIVE :D:D

Mimi
09-10-2002, 07:21 AM
Now win the Australian Open, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
09-14-2002, 01:47 AM
why always only me here :(

go pete, please continue playing, you can still play many many more years :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

julien
09-14-2002, 04:12 PM
I'll help you out mimi ;).


:bounce:: Go Pete, don't stop playing yet and show them (even in Paris) :bounce: ;)

Mimi
09-16-2002, 02:24 AM
hi and thanks Julien for helping me :D

yes Pete wins in Paris :D :D :bounce: :bounce:

harry_potter
09-17-2002, 02:04 PM
:bounce:

Mimi
09-18-2002, 06:48 AM
hi harry :D :bounce: :bounce:

julien
09-18-2002, 08:53 PM
Hi mimi, hi harry :D and

Allez Pete go, go, go :bounce: ;)

Mimi
09-19-2002, 03:20 AM
hi julien :D

allez, Pete va vister julien, il est un beau et gentil monsieur :D

julien
09-23-2002, 07:34 PM
:o what kind of reputation will I get? :o
But he can come anytime to practice tennis ;).
I've been quite busy lately :( sorry but

GO Pete, listen to Mimi. SHe already brought you luck. :bounce:

Mimi
09-24-2002, 09:51 AM
bonjour, Julien, comment tu-vas :D

pete va te dit que tu es un bon monsieur et il va te donner une autograph et une baisse :o, lol

yes listen to me, mimi is the best :D

julien
09-24-2002, 05:21 PM
Bonjour mimi ça va et toi?

:eek: What is Pete's gonna give me? :eek: a baisse? (I suppose you mean a kiss, right? in that case it is "un baiser/un bisou" but I'm not sure I'd want it ;). Maybe we can practice tennis longer instead? :D

Mimi is the best for cheering Pete, but she's not the best in tennis :o :p. Maybe you can give her some lessons as well? ;)

But win another tournament before (every tournament you play if you can ;)). :bounce:

Mimi
09-25-2002, 07:50 AM
merci Julien, oui, ca va mais aujourd'hui, il pleut toujours :( et j'oublie presque tous les franaises :o, oui, c'est un baiser de Pete, tu ne veux pas :mad: , je le veux, donne-le moi :D

no thanks, pete will kill himself if he has to teach the foolish mimi :o

yes i am the best for Pete, now divoce Bridgette and marry mimi instead, just joking, lol :D:D

Win more, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!1

julien
09-27-2002, 02:32 PM
Si tu veux le bisou que je devais avoir, pas de problème :D. Je te le donne :kiss: :o.

I think he had to face so many foolish people that one more wouldn't make him kill himself :p ;).

Go Pete :bounce:

Mimi
09-28-2002, 02:42 AM
yes endless critisise for him, less critisism on agassi, may be its because he does not know giving flying kisses to fans ;) but one thing i do not agree on him even i am his great fans, is that he is not too warm with his fans, seldom sign autographs, i was only able to meet him once in 1996, Marboro Open, he just signed 2 names, of course not to me :mad:

but i don't think he is arrogant, may be its man's common problem: look down on women :o that he critisise Venus but he just say she doesn't know how to play her serve? may be he is just telling the truth :confused: , why people in WTA crisitise and scold him unstoppingly :mad:

go pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harry_potter
09-28-2002, 04:02 AM
pete has no right to criticize the WTA :fiery:

but GO PETE! :bounce:

Mimi
10-03-2002, 02:02 AM
disposablehero clarifies that pete did not say venus is cocky, just that the reporter suggested v - e , pete just shook his head, people just hate him without reason, they should watch and listen carefully before they crittise him :fiery: :fiery:

now they said pete has withdrawn from all remaining tournaments, is it the end? waaaaa, no please, i love my pistol pete :( :( :( :( :( :(

Mimi
10-03-2002, 02:02 AM
Come back strongest ever next year, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
10-04-2002, 01:46 AM
Don't leave mimi, Pete, come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
10-08-2002, 04:08 AM
You are the best, Pete!!!!!!!

Mimi
10-11-2002, 06:32 AM
where are the other pete fans :(

Mimi
10-11-2002, 06:32 AM
Come out and play again, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
10-16-2002, 06:53 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mimi
10-19-2002, 03:55 AM
:D :D :D

tennis_lover
10-22-2002, 09:50 PM
i was wondering...
if Costa stays in Top 7, Johanson stays where he is, Does Pete get the wc for Shangai???:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lee
10-23-2002, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by tennis_lover
i was wondering...
if Costa stays in Top 7, Johanson stays where he is, Does Pete get the wc for Shangai???:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Yes, Pete can be in Shanghai under this scenario but he won't be there.

Mimi
10-23-2002, 06:50 AM
Come back and rule the tennis world again, Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mimi
11-04-2002, 01:34 AM
Keep going Pete!!!!!!

Mimi
11-08-2002, 05:25 AM
Come out and play, Pete!!!!!!!!

Mimi
11-13-2002, 01:27 AM
Its timeto come out, Pete, mimi is waiting for you!

Mimi
11-22-2002, 07:22 AM
come out, pete, i am so sad now :(

Mimi
11-29-2002, 06:55 AM
:bounce: :bounce:

Daniel
12-04-2002, 02:07 PM
good luck pete !!!!

Mimi
12-05-2002, 07:21 AM
thank you daniel, mimi is so alone for so long :( :(

come back pete and win more slams :D:D

Mimi
12-11-2002, 05:23 AM
go daniel and pete :D:D

tennis_lover
12-11-2002, 03:19 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: dont quit pete come back stronger next year to win more GS. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
GO PETE GO!! GO PETE GO!!

Mimi
12-13-2002, 05:40 AM
hi tennis lover and welcome :D:D:bounce:

christinaE
12-16-2002, 07:15 PM
http://www.nba.com/media/lakers/samp_243_021215.jpg

Pete watching the Lakers on Sunday

Mimi
01-06-2003, 06:48 AM
thanks christina for the picutre, pete looks better with his hats on :D

go pete!!!!!!!!!!

tennis_lover
01-07-2003, 12:16 AM
hey mimi is there any pic of baby sampras???

Mimi
01-07-2003, 01:40 AM
sorry tennis lover, sorry mimi is a computer dummy, i don't know how to locate photos of sampras :o and i have never seen the photo of his bb :mad:

christinaE
01-08-2003, 05:50 PM
Pic of Pete and baby Christian:

http://a88.g.akamai.net/f/88/606/1d/image.pathfinder.com/people/images/photo/gallery/babyboom/psampras.jpg

Lee
01-08-2003, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by christinaE
Pic of Pete and baby Christian:

http://a88.g.akamai.net/f/88/606/1d/image.pathfinder.com/people/images/photo/gallery/babyboom/psampras.jpg

:D :D Using his millions dollar arm to carry a baby car-seat. Christian, you are one lucky guy.

Thanks Christina for the pic!

Mimi
01-09-2003, 06:56 AM
thanks christina :)

pete looks like just using a finger but strong enuogh to lift up the basket :D

tennis_lover
01-10-2003, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by christinaE
Pic of Pete and baby Christian:

http://a88.g.akamai.net/f/88/606/1d/image.pathfinder.com/people/images/photo/gallery/babyboom/psampras.jpg

baby christian seems to be very small..

Lee
01-12-2003, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by tennis_lover
baby christian seems to be very small..

:rolleyes: What do you expect for a month-old baby? :rolleyes:

Mimi
01-21-2003, 06:35 AM
come out pete, its about time to win another slam :D, make it 15 :D:D:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

lokon
01-23-2003, 11:17 AM
Hey, could anyone tell me if pete has ever played mixed doubles before besides in the WTT and exhibitions, and with who? Thanks :D

christinaE
01-31-2003, 03:25 PM
I think when he started out on the tour, he played some mixed doubles with his sister Stella.

Lee
02-04-2003, 07:42 PM
This is an old but quite nice article on Pete. I'm not sure anyone read this or not.

And baby makes Pete (http://espn.go.com/page2/s/mckendry/020911.html)

Ma. Estefania
02-06-2003, 08:13 PM
Hey, does anyone know when is Pete gonna be back? I read he pulled out from San José....so....

Lee
02-07-2003, 04:49 AM
March 3 in Scottsdale, he will probably stick to this schedule cos his older brother Gus is the tournament director.

Mimi
02-13-2003, 07:05 AM
come out, pete, i cannot wait any more :bounce: :bounce:

Awesome4hand
02-15-2003, 12:11 AM
Is pete delaying his comeback that long? I thought he was gonna play Memphis.

Mimi
02-24-2003, 07:23 AM
i don't know, may be he will never come back :( :(

Marine
03-01-2003, 07:03 PM
I would like to know where I can find pics of Pete with baby Christian ???? Because unfortunatly there is nothing on the web !

Lee
03-03-2003, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by Marine
I would like to know where I can find pics of Pete with baby Christian ???? Because unfortunatly there is nothing on the web !

There a pic in previous page here or are you looking for something different?

Mimi
03-04-2003, 02:29 AM
hello Lee, i just noticed that you are also from HK :), where do you live? i live in quarry bay :)

Lee
03-04-2003, 03:04 AM
Originally posted by mimi
hello Lee, i just noticed that you are also from HK :), where do you live? i live in quarry bay :)


Hi Mimi,

I used to live in HK, then Canada and now US. I used to have Canada flag but just changed to HK flag. I lived in Kowloon before but do have some friends living in Quarry Bay.

Mimi
03-04-2003, 06:43 AM
oh i see, which country you like most :)

Lee
03-04-2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by mimi
oh i see, which country you like most :)

Canada is the best!

Mimi
03-05-2003, 02:01 AM
i see, i have a friend in toronto, she said its peaceful but a bit boring :)

Lee
03-05-2003, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by mimi
i see, i have a friend in toronto, she said its peaceful but a bit boring :)

Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and your friend still think it's boring :D :D I like to live in places where I don't need to lock my front door during the day and my son can play outside without me keeping an eagle eye on him. Moreover there are lots of room for him to run around.

I like a quiet life style. Hong Kong is too crowded and noisy for me. That's why I like Canada more. Now I like in an US city (with about half of the population of HK) which is about 4 times bigger than the city I used to live in Canada and I think it's too big for me.

Mimi
03-05-2003, 06:41 AM
well, may be its becaue my friend is a quiet person so she finds it boring, she just wants to get the visa ;)

i have only been to vacuonver but i find it a bit too quiet coz just after 7:00 p.m. when i walked with my friend in the street, almost no persons and all shops are closed :(

hey, Pete is the greastest and not andre, so you should use pete as avator :p

Lee
03-05-2003, 06:35 PM
I like Pete but he's my number 2, the number 1 spot belongs to Guga who is usually in my avatar but this week, I have Arnaud Clement there because he just came back to play after his injury. Also, it difficult to find a nice pic of Pete.

Why don't you have Pete in your avatar?

Mimi
03-06-2003, 01:50 AM
oh sorry, its not andre in your avator :confused: but clement, he looks so much alike of andre :D

my no. 1 is goran, pete no.2 but sorry i am too foolish to do an avator :o

Lee
03-06-2003, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by mimi
oh sorry, its not andre in your avator :confused: but clement, he looks so much alike of andre :D

my no. 1 is goran, pete no.2 but sorry i am too foolish to do an avator :o

Are you referring to Andre Agassi? :eek: Clement has much more hair and much better looking :D :D

It's not that difficult to make an avator. If you have any pic that you want, you can post it here and I can re-size it to put in your avator.

Mimi
03-06-2003, 08:15 AM
hey this photo of clement really looks like andre agassi when he was young, when he had lots of hairs :D:D

thank you in advance, if i find one, i will ask for your help :D

pete looked better when he was younger, i met him once in 96 when he came to HK playing Marlboro open, he was 25 by then, looking quite handsome :D but just after a few years, well, actually 31 is not old :(, he lost many hairs and become much older, i guess may be its too much rpessure to be a great champion like him :(, goran is the same age but looks much younger :( poor pete :(, i miss him and goran :(

Lee
03-06-2003, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by mimi
pete looked better when he was younger, i met him once in 96 when he came to HK playing Marlboro open, he was 25 by then, looking quite handsome :D but just after a few years, well, actually 31 is not old :(, he lost many hairs and become much older, i guess may be its too much rpessure to be a great champion like him :(, goran is the same age but looks much younger :( poor pete :(, i miss him and goran :(

Pete lost lots of hair when he tried to finish #1 6 years in a roll. He said during the year end championship, every morning he waked up, there were chunks of hair falling off.

Pete is still good looking but he is not very photogenic, that's why I said it's difficult to find a good pic of him. :D

Mimi
03-07-2003, 08:15 AM
poor pete, its not esay to become such a great champion as him :(, i wish him come out and beat andre again :D, andre is also a great champion and is amazing to win so many at such "old" age but since i prefer low profiled person, i love pete always :)

well poor pete also look very old at a still young age of 31 :(

christinaE
03-07-2003, 03:03 PM
Pete has withdrawn from IW:mad:

Mimi
03-08-2003, 04:02 AM
it seems that pete may never play again :(

why are you so lazy pete, you are only 31 and andre more older and still winning slams, wake up and come out, otherwise the bald man wil surpassyour achievements :mad: :mad:

Mimi
07-03-2003, 02:52 AM
:D come out Pete :D

Lee
07-03-2003, 05:35 AM
I think it's time for Pete to retire. He enjoys family life too much to endure the tour.

Best Wishes, Pete!

Mimi
07-04-2003, 04:48 AM
hello Lee :D

sorry, i am not as kind and generous and you, i am selfish, i love seeing pete play, i want him to come back :D

come back pete!!!!!!!!!!!!! or i :smash: you :D

Lee
07-04-2003, 03:47 PM
Hello mimi! May be you can wait for Christian ;) I saw an interview of Pete by PMac and Pete looks really happy and Christian is a mini-Pete.

Mimi
07-05-2003, 03:08 AM
hello Lee :D

i envy of you so much, here in HK, they won't show pete :sad: , well, i also wish pete happy which he deserves for giving us so many good memories :) but the selfish mimi still wants to see him play, i miss him so much :sad:

Lee
07-07-2003, 11:38 PM
Hi Mimi, saw another interview of Pete from NBC after Wimbleton men's final. Basically, Pete said that there's nothing he wants to achieve by coming back to playing professionally. He did not say he retired but..... And having a family and being a father makes Pete more and more emotional. He was trying very hard not to let the tears came down during the interview when talking about his parents.

Mimi
07-08-2003, 03:13 AM
oh pete has been softened by fatherhood :) , the greedy mimi still think he can win one more slam to complete a beautiful figure 15 :)

hey, just curious, i don't know too much about tennis skills, who do you think is the best?

roger/hewitt/safin/Roddick :confused: coz i am stunned to learn that many said roger even plays better than pete when he was the at his peak :confused:

i am sad for Mark P, he has bad lucks, no fairy tale ending :sad:

Lee
07-09-2003, 09:15 PM
Mimi, Federer is very talented. I can't say he serves better than Pete, at least not yet, but his serve is good. His backhand is not that great, lol, like Sampras but I think at least better than Pete. The things that Federer lacks right now to make him a greater player than Pete are his mental toughness and determination. Wimbleton is a big break through in GS for Federer (he's like Pete, he doesn't like grass even the surface is best for his game so I believe just like Pete, a win in Wimbleton will change this aspect). The mental toughness may improve with confidence after his first GS but I can't imagine Federer has the single mindness of Pete for breaking all records in tennis.

Of the 4 players you mentioned: Federer, Hewitt, Safin and Roddick. Talentwise, Federer, IMO, is the best. There are people believe Safin is better but I was disappointed by Safin too long. Hewitt and Roddick, IMO, are more hype although Hewitt able to compensate with his mental toughness but with the next generation becomes more mature, aka Federer, Ferrero and even Roddick, I believe Hewitt will be left behind. Roddick's only power so far is his serve and powerful forehand, if his opponent can handle his serve and/or power, like Federer, his games fell apart fast. Actually, Roddick's serve is much easier to handle than Sampras, the main reason is other than power, there's not much in his serve while Sampras's has power, placement and spins. Moreover, Sampras serve is very difficult to read/guess, that's the main reason that he's so difficult to break even he never has the most powerful serve in men's game.

Hope I didn't confuse you more with all this babbling :)

Mimi
07-10-2003, 03:58 AM
thank you so much for your excellent analysis Lee :bigclap: :bowdown:

my bad cable tv always show hewitt's matches so i don't know too much about others :fiery:

but i am surprised to learn that many said hewitt's skills are not very good given that he had won so many :confused: , his achievements among the four are the best and more close to sampras but the selfish miranda prays that he will never break sampras's records, thats why i wish sampras to win one more slam, make it an almost unbreakeable 15 records :angel:

Lee
07-10-2003, 09:34 PM
It's not likely someone can break all those records held by Sampras. At least in the foreseeable future.

Not just your cable TV, in North America, it's even worse. Only American players and I only able to see Federer's match until he played against Roddick and the final.

I don't think Hewitt has a chance to break any of Sampras records. IMO, Federer is the only one right now who may break his record in Wimbleton. The competition in too keen for any player to break Sampras 14 GS or 6 years ending as #1. The last 7 GS all won by different players and I think there will be a new USO champion (not just Sampras won't be defending but won't be any of the last 7 GS winner).

Mimi
07-11-2003, 02:27 AM
i pray that sampras's record will last forever :angel:

hehe, ours show hewitt all the time while yours show american players all the time :D

i am selfish, i don't want Roger to win more wimbledon than pete and don't let me win the us open please, sampras is the one and only one king of tennis :D :D

i wish Mark P or roddick to win us open instead of hewitt and roger :angel:

christinaE
07-12-2003, 02:55 PM
http://a2.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/UCUPP5coIbuDAQtPp4zoSa92fXbowRZA4C4-mUHWWVwg7mKlxcHT-gUWnMJtXSp5md-91G8nKOSDy0E8eucDwLK4jFmhStZ0dG7aHH4RpcbtH3i-/christian2.jpg

christinaE
07-19-2003, 03:14 PM
Sorry liiks like my pic of Christian does'nt show!

Pete is playing in a celebrity golf tournament this week - a pic

http://tahoecelebritygolf.com/2003photos/Gallery-Wed1/images/P1210092.jpg

Mimi
07-21-2003, 02:00 AM
a thousand thanks to Christina, what a great picture :)

christinaE
07-23-2003, 08:03 PM
Does this show?

http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2003others/nbc07christian1.jpg

Mimi
07-24-2003, 02:37 AM
yes i can read this, little sampras is so cute :D

why his hairs are white in colour, not black like his father :confused:

Lee
07-24-2003, 03:47 AM
yes i can read this, little sampras is so cute :D

why his hairs are white in colour, not black like his father :confused:

Christian is blonde like his mom. But usually, the hair will darken when he grows up.

And thanks Christina for the pic!

Mimi
07-24-2003, 04:19 AM
hello lee :)

hey Bridgette's hairs seem to be black as well, i think her golden hairs are dyed ;), coz i can see the roots are black :confused:

then its a bit strange for me, coz we chinese people are born with black hairs, never change, until you grow old and get white hairs :sad:

Lee
07-24-2003, 04:28 AM
hello lee :)

hey Bridgette's hairs seem to be black as well, i think her golden hairs are dyed ;), coz i can see the roots are black :confused:

then its a bit strange for me, coz we chinese people are born with black hairs, never change, until you grow old and get white hairs :sad:

I don't think Bridget's hair is black. The roots may be darker but not likely black. Lots of Americans/Europeans I know may have hair colours and/or eye colours changed slightly over the years.

Mimi
07-24-2003, 04:37 AM
thanks Lee :), then its strange for us chiense people, coz the colour of our hairs and eyes will never change :cool:

hehe, i prefer my hairs to be red in colour so that i will never look old with white hairs when i get old, coz seems red colour never change :confused:

christinaE
07-24-2003, 08:54 PM
Another one, can you see it?

http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2003others/nbc08christian2.jpg

Lee
07-25-2003, 02:05 AM
thanks Lee :), then its strange for us chiense people, coz the colour of our hairs and eyes will never change :cool:

hehe, i prefer my hairs to be red in colour so that i will never look old with white hairs when i get old, coz seems red colour never change :confused:

I don't know but I don't think so (about red hair). You can always dye your hair :D I have been doing this for a while :angel:

Lee
07-25-2003, 02:05 AM
Another one, can you see it?

http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2003others/nbc08christian2.jpg


Yes, thanks Christina!

Mimi
07-25-2003, 02:34 AM
a thousand thanks to Christina :D, i show this photo to my old mum who is also a great fan of Pete, she said his son is so handsome and cute :)

hehe, Lee, don't you find dying hairs very troublesome, so i prefer to have red hairs, never get white, always young :D

Lee
07-25-2003, 03:34 AM
a thousand thanks to Christina :D, i show this photo to my old mum who is also a great fan of Pete, she said his son is so handsome and cute :)

hehe, Lee, don't you find dying hairs very troublesome, so i prefer to have red hairs, never get white, always young :D

Not quite, once you used to it :D I dye my husband's too! Since we both have short hair, we can share a bottle :angel:

Mimi
07-25-2003, 04:02 AM
my old mum used to dye her white hairs back to black a few years ago, now she refuses to dye although i told her to (hehe, black hairs look younger ;)), she said, its too troublesome, the white hairs grow back very fast, just leave my hairs white :D

now my friends laugh at me as being "an old mummy" , here in HK, even old women and men dyed their hairs as gold or brown as a kind of modern trend, but i think golden hairs for chinese people is very ugly :p , also when i become old, all my hairs turn white, then at that time, i need to dy frequently, so i don't dye now in order not to hurt my still black hairs :p

Mimi
08-14-2003, 09:59 AM
i miss you pete :sad:

tennis_lover
08-15-2003, 07:45 PM
me too!! :sad: :sad: :sad:

tamarelle
08-15-2003, 11:53 PM
I miss you too Pete :) you are just the best IMO !!

Lee
08-16-2003, 10:55 PM
From usopen.org

Pete Sampras: The final chapter of a storied career
Monday, August 11, 2003


August 1971 was a historic time at the US Open. That year, Billie Jean King and Stan Smith won the women’s and men’s singles titles respectively, giving the United States both titles for the first time in 16 years. In the semifinals, King beat 16-year-old American and future six-time champ Chris Evert, who was making her US Open debut. And men's top seed John Newcombe became the first No. 1 to lose in the opening round since 1928.

But perhaps the most significant thing to happen to the Open that August took place a few weeks earlier and a couple hundred miles south of New York, when Sam and Georgia Sampras gave birth to a future legend in a Washington D.C. hospital.

Seventeen years later, in 1988, Pete Sampras, with as little fat on his body as confidence in his eyes, walked onto the courts at a Grand Slam tournament for the very first time – where else, but here at Flushing Meadows. Though he would lose in the first round to Jaime Yzaga of Peru, he managed to fight to the finish in a close five setter that showed promise and potential, including a couple chances to close out the match if not for some rookie errors.

The next year he came back to the Open with a win at a Grand Slam under his belt, a first-round victory he picked up at the French Open. He took his 1-3 career Grand Slam record back to Flushing, and in a week he tripled his win total, winning his first three US Open matches ever and making his first major splash, highlighted by a second-round upset over defending champ Mats Wilander, and a third-round revenge victory over Yzaga. Meanwhile, on another court the very next day, Chris Evert played her final match ever at the US Open.

Then, in 1990, Sampras’ career hit a bump. Starting the year ranked 61st in the world, Pete was forced to play in a qualifying round just to get into an Australian Open warm-up tournament in Sydney. He then skipped the French Open and lost in the first round at Wimbledon.

A young man with a lot of promise, things weren’t coming easy for Pete. The tennis world wasn’t exactly enamored with his quiet and insipid playing style, and his talent wasn’t translating into victories. He wasn’t winning matches, and he wasn’t winning the tennis world fans over.

Then it all changed. When Sampras returned for his third US Open, he had just turned 19, and New York would soon find out that there was a whole lot of magic behind that stoic face. With the previous year’s fourth-round appearance still the furthest he had ever advanced in a Grand Slam, he shocked many by defeating sixth-ranked Thomas Muster in the fourth round in 1990 to reach his first quarterfinal. His quiet style notwithstanding, there was suddenly a buzz around the grounds.

In the quarterfinals, Pete continued his run, stunning Ivan Lendl in five sets and ending the legend’s amazing string of eight straight US Open finals. The buzz got louder. Then, with the crowd pulling for veteran John McEnroe in the semifinals, Pete disposed of the fan favorite in fairly easy fashion, and suddenly, the crowd had a new American hero. People were realizing that Sampras may be quiet, humble and professional, but with one more victory, he could also be something very special.

And Pete didn’t disappoint. He went on to upset another top-ranked American, this one also a young rising star by the name of Andre Agassi. It was the first All-American final since 1979, and the victory made Pete the youngest US Open champion ever. And as the 12th seed, he also became the lowest men's seed to win the men's title in the Open-era.

That final with Agassi turned out to be the archetype of what would become a legendary rivalry. The two men would wind up battling each other for many years to come, and are now linked in US Open history much like Borg is linked to McEnroe, Evert to Navratilova, and Laver to Rosewall.

Agassi, the flashy kid with the image, had just come off a trip to the French Open final, and while Pete had created a little buzz in the previous year’s US Open with his fourth-round appearance, Andre was making even more noise with a breakthrough Grand Slam of his own, including a quarterfinal win over No. 6 Jimmy Connors (famous for the “You’re a legend, he’s a punk” line), followed by a semifinal loss to No. 1 Ivan Lendl. But when it came time to claim his first title, the subdued Sampras was there to squash Andre’s hopes – for the first time.

However, Andre thought it was going to be the last time. He believed, like many others, that Pete’s magical run in 1990 was merely a fluke.

"Let's not get carried away here,” Agassi said after his loss. “He did it once. Let's see where he goes from here."

Well, you can’t blame Andre for not being able to predict the unpredictable. Pete worked his way to the top, becoming the world’s No. 1-ranked player from 1993 through 1998. He won 63 more ATP titles and over $43 million over his career. A world record 14 of those titles were Grand Slams, and five of those came here in Flushing, matching Jimmy Connors' open-era record.

To top it off, three of the five US Open titles Sampras won came with Agassi at the other side of the net in the final (and in the other two, Pete defeated the player who had beaten Agassi).

At first though, it didn’t look like Andre’s comments were that far off. Pete labored a bit after his 1990 US Open title, not even getting a sniff of a Grand Slam final for another two years, a rough ride that included a straight-set quarterfinal loss to Jim Courier at the 1991 US Open.

But it wasn’t as if Andre could gloat. He fell apart completely, winning just four total matches at the US Open between 1991 and 1993, while Sampras managed to find his game again in 1992. Working his way back into the final with a huge revenge victory over No. 1 Courier in the semifinals, Sampras ran out of gas and fell to No. 2 Stefan Edberg in the final. But the magic was back.

In 1993, with Agassi still struggling, Sampras once again was back in the final, and this time he made it over the hump and took home his second title. In fact, he breezed right through the entire event, dropping only two sets en route to a straight sets victory over Cedric Poiline.

Not to be outdone, Agassi stunned his critics and finally took home an Open crown in 1994. Meanwhile, it was like 1989 all over again – as Andre was on top of his game and barreling his way through the field, Pete was once again losing to Jaime Yzaga, this time in the fourth round.

But just as he did five years earlier, Pete again came back to beat Yzaga the following year en route to a trip to the final, and once again he ran into a red-hot Agassi in the final. And just like in 1990, Pete denied Andre the title, only this time he also denied him the shot at becoming a back-to-back champion. Andre again had his dreams crushed by Pete, and again he spent the next few years trying to find his game. To make matters worse, the following year Pete became a back-to-back champ.

While Sampras didn’t get to face Agassi in the 1996 Open, it wasn’t without its own special moments. Pete was having a very difficult season both on the court and off, as his play was down due in part to the death of his coach and good friend, Tim Gullikson. After Pete won a gut-wrenching, five-set victory over Spain's Alex Corretja in the quarterfinals, a match memorable for the courage and heart Pete exemplified, he went on to win the final over Chang and looked up to the sky to dedicate the win to his friend.

“He would have been 45 today,” Pete said after the match, “and I was thinking about him all day today and all during the match and things he told me to do on the court. I still felt his spirit and even though he is not with us, he is still very much in my heart and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for his help. I saw Tom when I was holding up the trophy and that was a nice moment.“

As for Agassi, he made his second career comeback, finally finding his way back into the final on Center Court in 1999. As it was in 1993, he didn’t have to face his nemesis en route to victory, as this time Pete sat out due to a herniated disc in his back.

Pete came back from his back injury strong, and while he wasn’t able to win the title over the next two years, he did reach back-to-back finals in 2000 and 2001. Interestingly, in 2000 he beat Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinal before losing to Marat Safin in the final, while in 2001 he beat Safin in the semifinal and lost to Hewitt in the final.

One other interesting fact: in the 2001 quarterfinal he overcame his most difficult match of all, running into an opponent that gave him everything he had and pushed Pete to a fifth set with tie-break after tie-break. In the end, Agassi still couldn’t beat Pete in the big match.

Did it end there? Of course not. What story would be complete without the ultimate climax. Hollywood couldn’t have written it any better. In 2002, Pete looked like he was finally finished. The years of pounding were taking their toll, and his poor play and the hopelessness in his eyes was becoming more and more obvious. By the time the Open rolled around in August, he was 32 years old and deemed a longshot to even reach the quarterfinals. He was the No. 17 seed, but many felt that was generous. Everyone except Sampras.

He scratched and crawled all the way to another final, with one unforgettable match after another. A five-set classic with Greg Rusedski, in which the Canadian-born Brit implied that he lost to an inferior player. Wins over higher seeds Tommy Haas and Andy Roddick. A semifinal romp over Sjeng Schalken. And then, Andre Agassi in the final.

In the 1990 Open, Sampras became the youngest titlest. When the curtain fell on 2002 and Agassi was once again left wondering what hit him, Pete found himself the event's second oldest winner ever (Ken Rosewall won it at 35 in 1970).

Pete hasn’t played a match since, probably ending his career the way it started, and without much fanfare. That makes sense, as it was a career in which every win proved to the world that he didn’t need to have an image to have heart. He didn’t need to show emotion to show desire. But most importantly, that he didn’t need to prove it.

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Back in 1993, Pete was asked how it felt to be a 3-time champ.


“Well, if I can do – maintain this for 10 years; then I will be in good company. But you know, I have three Grand Slams titles, and you know my goal one day is to be in the same set as Laver and Rosewall. Those guys were class acts. That is something that I try to present when I play.”

Now, 10 years later, a class act is ending the magic right where it began. He rode the carpet and came full circle, more than just once, in a storied career that repeated itself time and time again, and each time amazed even those who came to expect it.

What other ending could you expect from a legend.

Mimi
08-19-2003, 12:39 PM
thanks lee for the article :)

Pete is the greatest :worship:

Mimi
08-23-2003, 02:39 AM
goodbye pete, thanks for the memories :sad:

Mimi
10-21-2003, 03:32 AM
i still love you pete :worship:

Lee
10-21-2003, 05:18 AM
Long time no see, Mimi! :wavey:

Mimi
10-23-2003, 06:52 AM
hello Lee :D

i am still here, but seldom post, how are you :D?

Lee
10-24-2003, 02:33 AM
hello Lee :D

i am still here, but seldom post, how are you :D?

Still hang around and post a little bit more than you ;)

Did you attend any of those concerts in Hong Kong?

Mimi
10-24-2003, 02:45 AM
no, the organiser of these concerts is a total fool, now we HK people are being laughed by the world :mad: , so confusing, so useless are the officials now in HK (after the return to China), they make the once propserous HK becomes so poor and powerless :mad: :mad:

no i will not attend these concerts, i don't like watching concerts, mimi is an oddie :eek: :p

Lee
10-24-2003, 09:18 PM
no, the organiser of these concerts is a total fool, now we HK people are being laughed by the world :mad: , so confusing, so useless are the officials now in HK (after the return to China), they make the once propserous HK becomes so poor and powerless :mad: :mad:

no i will not attend these concerts, i don't like watching concerts, mimi is an oddie :eek: :p

I am really sorry about this Mimi! I left HK in 1988 and had visited in 1997-98. Honestly, I was quite disappointed because I felt HK actually was worse when I last visited than when I left. I really hope that a new leader will emerge soon. *sigh*

Mimi
10-25-2003, 02:03 AM
Lee, do you mean you once lived in HK? Are you Chinese :confused:

we have bad leader, so bad economy, the bad executive Tung has made many many wrong and bad policies, he also allows too many people from mainland china to come to HK but however they are mostly uneducated people and also those women who the HK men married, many of them do not find a job and only apply for social compensation, so we are poorer and poorer each day :sad:

Lee
10-25-2003, 09:26 AM
Lee, do you mean you once lived in HK? Are you Chinese :confused:


I was born and raised in HK but moved to Canada than US. Still have some relatives in HK but not immediate families.

Honestly, I don't think people moving from Mainland China is the biggest problem in HK. The main problem is leadership in Tung and also the quality of administrators in the government. There are many big decisions over the year and most of the administrators spent most of their energies in defending 'this is not my responsibility' than getting things done. But I am living thousands miles from HK so I may not have the right insight.

Mimi
10-27-2003, 03:26 AM
yes i agree with you, the main problem is the useless officials :mad:

do you still watch tennis after sampras retired? do you have new favourites? me, i find my passion for tennis loses a bit since pete retired, goran, i don't think he will play again, chang has also retired :sad:

Lee
10-27-2003, 03:16 PM
I still follow tennis as my #1 player is Guga (see my avatar ;) ) and I also like to follow Rainer Schuettler. He replaces Pete's #2 spot :o when Pete retired.

Mimi
10-28-2003, 03:53 AM
then you are more lucky then me, you still have guga and Rainer to support while me no one, well, i will support Mark P when he plays (i like him because he is so gorgeous and also he is always unlucky that i am with sympathy with him), but he can never be compared with the great goran and pete :sad:

my mum used to support Pete and chang, she now supports Roddick instead, you see, old woman loves young boy, lol :p

Lee
10-31-2003, 09:47 PM
Finally able to get my tape of Sampra's interview with Mary Carillo before Wimbletion onto my computer and capture some of the images as pictures. There are 2 very young Pete, 2 emotional Pete and one with his late coach Tim Gullikson. You can feel how close they are together.

Lee
10-31-2003, 10:23 PM
Of course, there are baby Sampras too!

Mimi
11-03-2003, 01:11 AM
thanks a lot Lee for the lovely photos of Sampras and his baby :worship:

Lee
12-13-2003, 06:40 PM
Hi mimi! Seems you're interested in movies of Bridgette, here's the list of her movies. Some of them I don't think make it to the BIG screen though.

the eXtremists (2002)
Buying the Cow (2001)
Just Visiting (2001)
Wedding Planner, The (2001)
Beautiful (2000)
Suburbans, The (1999)
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Love Stinks (1999)
Starstruck (1998)
Nevada
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Real Blonde, The (1997)
Final Vendetta (1996)
Unhook the Stars (1996)
Nixon (1995)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Billy Madison (1995)
Higher Learning (1995)
Last Action Hero (1993)

Mimi
12-17-2003, 02:29 AM
thanks a lot Lee :worship: but sorry you have misunderstood, i am only interested in my king Pete and not Bridgette, but just that i happened to see her acting in a film :devil:

Lee
12-17-2003, 10:42 PM
thanks a lot Lee :worship: but sorry you have misunderstood, i am only interested in my king Pete and not Bridgette, but just that i happened to see her acting in a film :devil:

Can't think of anyone really interested in her acting ;) You have a better chance of catching Pete (being an audience) in Lakers game now. I think there is TV channels showing NBA games in Hong Kong, right?

Mimi
12-18-2003, 02:21 AM
hehe, does it mean Bridgette does not act very well ;)

thanks for telling me, i can watch MBA in a paid cable tv channel but i have no interest on basketball but tennis/swimming/gym/football, but since you said pete may come, may be when i have chance, i will switch to that chanel and test my luck ;)

the weather station forecast said tonight will be very cold, under 10 degree, fat mimi scares :eek:

Lee
12-18-2003, 03:42 AM
hehe, does it mean Bridgette does not act very well ;)

thanks for telling me, i can watch MBA in a paid cable tv channel but i have no interest on basketball but tennis/swimming/gym/football, but since you said pete may come, may be when i have chance, i will switch to that chanel and test my luck ;)

the weather station forecast said tonight will be very cold, under 10 degree, fat mimi scares :eek:

Pete is a big fan of LA Lakers and he loves to watch the game. There are lots of celebrity who are fans too. I am not sure how frequent Pete will be picked up by the camera ;)

Can't say Bridgette is a great actor ;)

Poor mimi, 10C is very cold in Hong Kong.

Mimi
12-18-2003, 06:34 AM
i forgot which place you are living now? UK or USA? when will you come back to HK again :confused:

yes especially with rain, luckily theres no rain now, you know very troublesome, cold+rain, don't know what kind of clothes we have to wear :confused:

Lee
12-18-2003, 02:37 PM
i forgot which place you are living now? UK or USA? when will you come back to HK again :confused:



I am living in US now. Never been to UK :p And not likely go back to live in Hong Kong but never say never. May be my hubby's company suddenly feels like they need to send him to work in Hong Kong although his company's Asia headquarter is in Singapore.

Lee
12-19-2003, 07:53 PM
Pete and Bridgette attending the premiere of movie 'Something's gotta give'

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-12-09/1_6-12-44-13_20031209131047.jpg

Deboogle!.
12-19-2003, 10:45 PM
awww cute, they look very healthy and happy. thanks for posting!

Mimi
12-22-2003, 01:33 AM
thank you lee for posting such a lovely photo, is this film acted by Bridgette :confused:

Lee
01-23-2004, 05:14 AM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/2871378SH007_Bob_Hope012219_800x600.jpg

Actor Luke Wilson and tennis player Pete Sampras chat on the 11th hole during the second round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at La Quinta Country Club on January 22, 2004 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Luke Wilson;Pete Sampras

Mimi
01-26-2004, 06:40 AM
thanks Lee, pete is looking good :D, did you celebrate the chinese new year in USA? do you give red pocket money to your kids :D

Lee
01-26-2004, 07:20 AM
thanks Lee, pete is looking good :D, did you celebrate the chinese new year in USA? do you give red pocket money to your kids :D

There's not much celebration in where I live as not many Chinese live here. I did a presentation in my son's class about Chinese New Year on CNY Eve as that was his birthday too. I still carry the tradition of giving red pocket money to my son ;)

Mimi
01-26-2004, 07:26 AM
thats good, i think its good to remember our chinese customs even we no longer live in China :)

of all the chinese new year's food, i love carrot pluddings most :)

here in HK, the atmosphere for celebrating chinese new year is no longer as strong as when i was a kid, may be HK people are more "western" now, many has gone to travelling to avoid giving the red pocket money ;)

tangerine_dream
01-31-2004, 02:42 AM
:)

Mimi
02-07-2004, 02:35 AM
thanks T Dream for the lovely photo :D

Marine
03-07-2004, 07:33 PM
I didn't get news of Pete for ages, do you know where i can have some info, pics etc...? At his site, there is nothing since december... :sad:

Mimi
03-08-2004, 02:39 AM
sorry Marine, i also don't know, mimi is a computer dummy :o , may be since he was retired, they do not update his info frequently :sad: , may be other members can help, i also want to see his new photos and info :)

tangerine_dream
03-18-2004, 06:53 PM
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/images/smilies/bump.gif

Marine
03-20-2004, 08:54 PM
:confused:

blueriver
03-24-2004, 09:56 AM
:worship: I am a big fan of pete..:), he is the all time best

blueriver
03-24-2004, 10:00 AM
Watching Laker's match.. :D :) ;)

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/k/2004-03-18/U605P6T12D812802F44DT20040318153121.jpg

Mimi
03-29-2004, 07:34 AM
thanks blueriver for the lovely photo :D :wavey:

pete is the greatest, i miss him so much :) :angel:

Lee
04-08-2004, 07:03 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylc=X3oDMTBpNDU1cml1BF9TAzk1ODYyNTg0BHNlYwN0 aA--?slug=afp-tennis_usa_sampras&prov=afp&type=lgns

Former coach says doping results concern now-retired Sampras


April 7, 2004
NEW YORK (AFP) - Pete Sampras, who retired from tennis with a record of 14 Grand Slam singles titles, fears a spate of positive dope tests has sullied the game's image, according to his former coach Paul Annacone.

"We have talked briefly, and he along with many others can't figure out why so many tests are coming back with elevated levels," Annacone told AFP on Wednesday. "The current players are concerned, and he also realizes it hurts the integrity of the game."

But Annacone said that in talking with Sampras, the US great had said it was important not to jump to conclusions.

"He says to be careful, because all the facts of each case are not out there, and when you get small bits of information many different conclusions can be drawn," Annacone said.

Last month Briton Greg Rusedski was cleared of a doping charge, despite testing positive for nandrolone.

The ATP's anti-doping tribunal ruled "unanimously and unequivocally" that Rusedski was not guilty. There were seven positive nandrolone results among men tennis players between August 2002 and May 2003, and the ATP have admitted their trainers may have been responsible for handing out contaminated supplements.

While Sampras, who made his retirement official in September of 2003, stays familiar with what is going on in the tennis world, such concerns are no longer his main focus, according to Annacone.

"He's enjoying life off the court now," Annacone said. "Being a father and enjoying being a husband and not having to stick to such a rigid regimen of practice and training. It's nice having some flexibility."

Annacone said that as well as enjoying his time as a family man, Sampras was also spending a lot of time playing golf.

"The flexibility to do what he wants when he wants is a great luxury right now, and Pete feels good about the transition into post tennis playing life," Annacone said.

blueriver
04-09-2004, 03:05 AM
Mimi, I miss him so much too...He is the hero!!!

and thanks lee for the article and the link :D glad to know that he really enjoys his off court life...and still cares about ATP


thanks blueriver for the lovely photo :D :wavey:

pete is the greatest, i miss him so much :) :angel:

Lee
04-09-2004, 03:25 AM
Pete keeps contact with his friends in ATP. During TMS Indian Wells, he and Tim Henman played a round of golf together.

blueriver
04-13-2004, 02:37 PM
really? That's cool...thanks for the info:)

Mimi
04-15-2004, 04:04 AM
Mimi, I miss him so much too...He is the hero!!!

and thanks lee for the article and the link :D glad to know that he really enjoys his off court life...and still cares about ATP

yes, pete is the best, calm, not arrogant, his determination on winning is awesome, never bad mouth others :worship:

Mimi
04-15-2004, 04:06 AM
thanks lee for the article, does pete keeps in touch with baldy andre as well :devil: :devil:

Lee
04-15-2004, 04:43 PM
thanks lee for the article, does pete keeps in touch with baldy andre as well :devil: :devil:

Hey Mimi, didn't I say 'his friends'? ;)

Mimi
04-16-2004, 04:04 AM
may be baldy is not his friend but just his rivals ;)

lfty
07-26-2004, 01:20 AM
A new documentary of Pete was on FSN today.

Beyond The Glory: A profile of tennis great Pete Sampras examines his record 14 Grand Slam titles, and media criticism that he was too “boring.”

I was kinda surprised at how personal it was cause usually Pete avoids stuff like this. I was almost crying watching it. So many emotional moments in Pete’s career. *sniff* Anyway, it repeats a couple more times tonight and several more the next few weeks on FSN. Check your local listings for times.

Lalitha
07-26-2004, 05:34 AM
I don't get that channel here and so I won't be able to watch it as well. :bigcry:

blueriver
07-26-2004, 03:50 PM
Wow..I wish I could have FSN, That must be a great documentary...I miss him! Thanks for the info, Lfty

angiel
07-27-2004, 01:35 AM
I also watch the documentary on Pete last night, as a matter of fact I watch it twice and I am still want to watch it again, it was great but too short just a hour long. I am glad I get to see it though, his family, coaches and friends spoke and you get to see a different side to him. Lessons that I have learned from him, here is a young man that took up a tennis racket at age 6, would go on to become the greatest player and has not change one bit for nobody,Every athletes need to watch that film of him, they could learn something valuable and important, money, the press, sound bites and fame dont make you anybody is how you play the game that does, I could have watch him for ever play and talk, thank you a lot Pete Sampras.

Lalitha
07-27-2004, 06:03 AM
I also watch the documentary on Pete last night, as a matter of fact I watch it twice and I am still want to watch it again, it was great but too short just a hour long.

Lucky you!

angiel
08-10-2004, 12:41 AM
http://www.sreweb.com/sampras.jpg

angiel
08-10-2004, 12:49 AM
some new about Pete.http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://66.51.113.130/projects/trees/dedication3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://66.51.113.130/projects/2003trees.html&h=1755&w=1275&sz=58&tbnid=vwInVz7ShhQJ:&tbnh=148&tbnw=108&start=131&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsampras%26start%3D120%26hl%3Den%26lr% 3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DN

angiel
08-10-2004, 12:55 AM
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://espycollection.shazamm.net/images/text_pete_sampras.jpg&imgrefurl=http://espycollection.shazamm.net/pete_sampras.html&h=338&w=214&sz=22&tbnid=Nens-xbsUYEJ:&tbnh=113&tbnw=72&start=195&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsampras%26start%3D180%26hl%3Den%26lr% 3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DN

angiel
08-10-2004, 12:58 AM
http://216.194.87.192/advert1.JPG

angiel
08-10-2004, 01:01 AM
http://www.htrtour.at/tourserv/Sampras_Pete_RS.jpg

angiel
08-10-2004, 01:06 AM
http://66.51.113.130/offcourt/caricature.jpg

angiel
08-10-2004, 01:13 AM
http://www.newspagedesigner.com/users/1182/SamprasRetires.jpg

Mimi
08-10-2004, 06:31 AM
trees as gifts, what a good idea, the fans are so kind :wavey: , i wish that i can give him a present as well :angel:

angiel
08-10-2004, 07:30 AM
Maybe we can Mimi, it would be such a nice gesture,the trees for Christian was from these fans of Pete, who use to follow him around the world when he was playing, they have a website call SAMPRASFANZ, they also gave Pete and Bridgette gifts too, like on Birthdays and so forth.

angiel
08-10-2004, 07:39 AM
http://216.194.87.192/card3.jpg Here is a card they made for him, it was sent to him via his coach sometime back.

angiel
08-10-2004, 07:42 AM
A next gift that was sent to him.http://216.194.87.192/engage3.jpg

angiel
08-10-2004, 07:47 AM
Here is a letter Pete and bridgette send to his fans.http://66.51.113.130/news/petereply.JPG

angiel
08-10-2004, 07:53 AM
http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Sampras/Sampras_Images/Sampras_Bio10.gif

angiel
08-10-2004, 07:55 AM
A next gift that was sent to him.http://216.194.87.192/engage3.jpg

angiel
08-10-2004, 07:57 AM
http://www.asc-loope-tennis.de/images/leftframe.gif

angiel
08-10-2004, 07:59 AM
http://mi.aacdn.us/Storee/PeteSamprasCutie.jpg

Mimi
08-11-2004, 04:02 AM
thanks Angiel, you are so lucky to have his autographs, he did not sign mine when i met him at 1996 Marboro Open (an exhibition in HK) :mad: , he seemed to be not in good mood :p

strangely he signed many autographs after he lost to Black but only signed two after he won the first match :p

pete's wife is so polite :worship: :worship:

angiel
08-11-2004, 05:24 AM
What do you mean his wife is so polite and no I dont have his autograph, I get those from e-bay.

angiel
08-11-2004, 05:53 AM
http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/920357b.jpg

angiel
08-11-2004, 06:02 AM
http://rhein-zeitung.de/on/98/11/27/sport/news/sampras2.jpg

Mimi
08-12-2004, 02:10 AM
i mean not many famous people is so kind and will write back to their fans, so i think his wife is very polite and kind :wavey:

sorry i don't know about this e-bay, i am a computer dummy :confused:

What do you mean his wife is so polite and no I dont have his autograph, I get those from e-bay.

angiel
08-12-2004, 05:51 PM
Mimi if you go on google and type in SAMPRAS you can find anything you want to about him, you dont have to be a computer pro, I am not one myself just the basic to find what I want.

Try google as I say.

Mimi
08-13-2004, 02:51 AM
thanks a lot Angiel :worship:


Mimi if you go on google and type in SAMPRAS you can find anything you want to about him, you dont have to be a computer pro, I am not one myself just the basic to find what I want.

Try google as I say.