10-02-2002, 01:20 PM

10-02-2002, 01:55 PM
Is that ture? I am losing my chance to see him play in Shanghai. What a whole pity!

10-02-2002, 01:57 PM
Where did you get this from?

The link?

10-02-2002, 02:01 PM

that means Costa will make Shanghai meaning 3 easy wins for whoever he is drawn against

10-02-2002, 02:02 PM
i hope he doesn't retire :(

10-02-2002, 03:05 PM
I hope he retires, it would be sad to see him ranked oh so very low & all that.

10-02-2002, 03:10 PM
:wavey: Sampras.

Have fun.

10-02-2002, 03:14 PM
Bad news :(

10-02-2002, 03:58 PM
Pete said on Leno last week that he didn't know what he was gonna do but that he would decide within the next month.

I don't think this indicates that he is gonna retire but it could mean that. Basically, what it does say is that he is no longer interested in finishing in the #10, that he is satisfied with what he's done and where he is.

A question for you ranking experts. Since Pete isn't gonna be playing anymore for the year, how far is it possible for Pete to drop?

10-02-2002, 03:59 PM
ATP has confirmed Pete has withdrawn all remaining events this year meaning he will not be able to come to Shanghai.

10-02-2002, 04:14 PM
I can't help but think he wants to go out with a better result at Wimbledon. Will he semi-retire and then ask for a wildcard or something? Because his play has been terrible these past few years.

10-02-2002, 04:21 PM
He wouldn't need a WC into Wimbledon... all his ranking points are basically from the US Open anyway.

10-02-2002, 04:28 PM
But if he didn't play at all the first part of next year as well . . .

10-02-2002, 05:53 PM

Ok I admit I 'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist but doesn't this this just pave the way for Roddick to get the last place?

Mrs. B
10-02-2002, 06:19 PM
Pete not playing in Basel?

That's too bad...i was looking forward to seeing him play live before he really calls it quits.


10-02-2002, 07:11 PM
Now that he is out... What will happen if Costa will be top 7 (LOL)... Johansson in the MC?!? :eek:

10-02-2002, 07:14 PM
:eek: i'd be shocked if old Pete retired before Wimby 2003!

10-02-2002, 08:16 PM
Pete won't drop much
the only pts he will lose are 125 from the 2 TMS

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2002, 09:49 PM
that means Costa will make Shanghai meaning 3 easy wins for whoever he is drawn against

Hopefully Moya and Ferrero will make it, and be in his section ;) ;) ;)

Ok I admit I 'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist but doesn't this this just pave the way for Roddick to get the last place?

Roddick has to finish in the top 7 for this to happen. Personally I wouldn't be so quick to assume that he will :)

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2002, 09:51 PM
How is this for a wacko stat though...

It is *possible* that 3 of the 4 slam winners won't even finish in the top ten :eek:

Of course that assume that Thomas doesn't play all that well (I consider the injury), and the people behind Costa all pass him.

But is it *possible* :eek:

10-03-2002, 12:03 AM
Sampras Will Play Down Under

SYDNEY - Australian Open chief executive Paul McNamee said on Tuesday he was confident U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras would compete in next year's Australian Open in Melbourne.
Sampras, who claimed an unprecedented 14th career grand slam title at Flushing Meadows last month when he beat Andre Agassi, hinted in New York that he may bring his glittering career to a close at the end of the year.

McNamee, however, expects the 31-year-old to try and add to the Australian Open titles he won in 1994 and 1997. He also anticipates world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt being the man to beat after an illness-induced first round elimination at his home grand slam at the beginning of this year.

"Pete clearly, when I touched base with him during the U.S. Open, was absolutely intending to play at the Australian Open," McNamee told a news conference at the Australian Open tournament launch in Sydney.

"Lleyton won't have chicken pox this (next) year," McNamee added of the Wimbledon champion.

"I think if he gets a sniff, it will go off the Richter scale, the whole support. I mean, you've got to keep your fingers crossed for the No. 1 player in the world."

Prize money for the January 13-26 Open has risen by 10 percent to $9.8 million, to be split evenly between the men and women, Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard said.

"It promises to be a landmark year with Serena Williams on course to win a career Grand Slam in singles (and) Lleyton Hewitt looking to be the first Australian in 27 years to lift the men's singles title," an Australian Open media release said on Tuesday.

Sweden's Thomas Johansson beat Russia's Marat Safin in this year's final after American Jennifer Capriati defeated former champion Martina Hingis in the women's final. Safin had beaten Sampras in a fourth-round classic.

Ken Rosewall, 68, will mark the 50th anniversary of becoming the youngest ever winner of the men's singles title at age 18 by playing in the legends event at the Open.


10-03-2002, 01:59 AM
waaaaa, no please, come back my pete :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

10-03-2002, 02:41 AM

I hope he comes back for that last shot at Wimbledon. ;)

10-03-2002, 04:52 AM
From what I saw in Leo's article the pressure has already started. Lleyton won't get far at AO.

10-03-2002, 05:10 AM
It won't worry him. He has had to deal with more pressure than this before

J. Corwin
10-03-2002, 07:24 AM
I hope Pete can snag a RG slam title before he ends his career. (not likely though of course...)

King Aaron
10-03-2002, 09:02 AM
I hope Pete just decides to rest the entire year and not retire.

10-03-2002, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by 1jackson2001
I hope Pete can snag a RG slam title before he ends his career. (not likely though of course...)

there's more chance of seeing Elvis than Pete winning RG

10-03-2002, 10:09 AM
Hope Pete will reconsider his decision and plays in Shanghai :)