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The Breakfast of champions - Pete

angiel
07-30-2005, 08:16 PM
The greatest to pick up a racket


http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2000wimb8/L_wheaties1.jpg

angiel
07-30-2005, 08:16 PM
http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2000wimb8/L_wheaties3.jpg

angiel
07-30-2005, 08:17 PM
http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2000wimb8/L_wheaties4.jpg

angiel
07-30-2005, 08:18 PM
http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2000wimb8/L_wheaties2.jpg

angiel
08-06-2005, 09:15 PM
http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2001misc/cherriesontrophy.jpg

angiel
08-06-2005, 09:17 PM
http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2001misc/gq3.jpg http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2001misc/gq.jpg

angiel
08-06-2005, 09:18 PM
http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2001misc/milkad.jpg

angiel
08-06-2005, 09:19 PM
http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2001misc/hrsleeping.jpg

angiel
01-21-2006, 08:03 PM
http://www.geocities.com/thewheatiesking/petesampras.jpg





YUMMMMMMMMMMY _ YUMMMMMMMMMMMMY _ YUM, YUM.

angiel
04-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Sunday, 9 July, 2000, 23:04 GMT 00:04 UK

Sampras shows champion spirit


His record speaks for itself but Pete Sampras proved he was the greatest player in men's tennis long before his record-breaking triumph over Pat Rafter.

The American has overcome not just the challenge of Rafter, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt and Tim Henman in the past fortnight, he has also seen off an injury which threatened to wreck his hopes of winning a 13th Grand Slam.

Sampras was struck down by tendinitis in his left shin in only his second match of the All England Club championships.

Concerns

It immediately sparked concerns he would be forced to pull out, prompting hastily-written obituaries in case those fears came true.

But news of the champion's demise were greatly exaggerated.






Lesser individuals might have folded but Sampras battled on, ignoring snide accusations he was feigning injury.

After limping through the rest of his match against Karol Kucera, he eased his way gingerly past Justin Gimelstob and Jonas Bjorkman before coming up against the rapidly-improving Jan-Michael Gambill.

The clash with his fellow American was billed as a major test but Sampras passed with flying colours.

Qualifier Vladimir Voltchkov was another potential banana skin but that was neatly side-stepped as well.

Expose

That left Rafter, who many thought would finally expose a less than fully fit champion.

But Sampras looked mean and hungry as the opening shots were fired in what proved to be an absorbing final.

He certainly did not look handicapped as he fired down serves at more than 130mph and peppered Rafter's defence with a string of bullet returns.




True, there were rare moments of emotion - both during and after the match - which suggested he was not infallible.

But they only endeared Sampras to the Centre Court crowd and the millions of tennis fans watching the action on their television screens.

Sampras has often been criticised for behaving almost robot-like on court.

Those critics have been well and truly silenced now.

Now there is genuine affection as well as bucket-loads of admiration for the 28-year-old from Washington.

almouchie
04-06-2006, 11:28 AM
I LOVe seing those pictures
always a gr8 sight to see any time during day
especially when having a bad day at wok

angiel
04-06-2006, 09:59 PM
I LOVe seing those pictures
always a gr8 sight to see any time during day
especially when having a bad day at wok


Happy viewing my dear. :wavey: :wavey: :D :cool:

Mimi
04-07-2006, 08:45 AM
how come the rich pete uses such an old wooden cabinet :confused:
http://www.samprasfanz.com/gallery/2001misc/hrsleeping.jpg

Rog1
04-07-2006, 09:56 AM
I have most of the above photos


Linda (Luton-UK)

almouchie
04-07-2006, 10:57 AM
i love that picture of him sleeping on the couch
it is so serene
he reminds me of my bro

angiel
04-07-2006, 10:18 PM
how come the rich pete uses such an old wooden cabinet :confused:


Pete is not a fussy guy, you know that Mimi, but this was from his Florida days, he lives in California now and has a new house there, a $9 million dollar home. :worship: :worship: :angel: