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How do u think Pete is getting ready to get back to court

almouchie
05-07-2006, 01:45 AM
How do u think Pete is getting ready to get back to court

how is he practicing
3 or more times a week for how long
who is his hitting partner
is he playing with the boys in ucla

is he watching his diet
well with the WTT in July

how do u think pete is preparing
or is it too early
i know he would want to be in the best position & fitness
regards

post away ur thoughts
urs lulu :)

the_natural
05-07-2006, 01:03 PM
Well for me, not enough :( Cos I just want him to come back to the ATP tour and win the french thats all lol. Im selfish I know :(

angiel
05-08-2006, 10:07 PM
Well for me, not enough :( Cos I just want him to come back to the ATP tour and win the french thats all lol. Im selfish I know :(


Me too natural, but I think he will take his training seriously, for him to be out so long, he needs to get in good shape too. :D :worship: :wavey: And who knows, maybe he will just deciede to come back and play real tennis again. :angel:

angiel
05-08-2006, 10:09 PM
How do u think Pete is getting ready to get back to court

how is he practicing
3 or more times a week for how long
who is his hitting partner
is he playing with the boys in ucla

is he watching his diet
well with the WTT in July

how do u think pete is preparing
or is it too early
i know he would want to be in the best position & fitness
regards

post away ur thoughts
urs lulu :)


I think he will get into great shape almouchie, he will need to do so, he has been out too long not to do so. :worship: :worship: :wavey:

His sister work at UCLA, so he goes there to train. :angel: :D

the_natural
05-11-2006, 01:47 PM
Im just really greedy... :( I really think it would be a dream for the great one to come back and win the french, I mean to do it now at this age, it would make a bigger statement than if he won it in 1996 and then had a bad record thereafter on clay. Because it would say "Hey i was just too foccussed on my number 1 rankin and wimbledon to try my all at wimbledon, some other things are too important" and also "He could do it all along he just put too much pressure on himself"

angiel
05-11-2006, 08:18 PM
Im just really greedy... :( I really think it would be a dream for the great one to come back and win the french, I mean to do it now at this age, it would make a bigger statement than if he won it in 1996 and then had a bad record thereafter on clay. Because it would say "Hey i was just too foccussed on my number 1 rankin and wimbledon to try my all at wimbledon, some other things are too important" and also "He could do it all along he just put too much pressure on himself"



His he really done with the sport, I dont know????? I get the feelings that he is not yet, and he is going to do something greater than winning the 2002 US Open..................... :D :) :wavey:

the_natural
05-15-2006, 01:13 PM
Well See when I watched the match against Ginepri I woulda agreed with u, But i just watched the matches against Rusedski and Roddick and right now Schalken at the 02 USO, and even though Petey was inspired to win this big one, to make the last push, he was still struggling a bit at times to get inspired, he had to pump himself into it alot, when he did he simply outclassed them even though he was only using 1/2 of what he had in his prime (Even less at times), but the point was that as inspired as he was, at times he seemed like he was having trouble finding a reason to rise up and destroy them when required, like he just wasnt fully into it all of the time. Thats why I dunno if hed really wanna come back, he just didnt seem to have all his heart into it 100% of the time like he did in his youth. He seemed very tired especially.

angiel
05-15-2006, 04:57 PM
Well See when I watched the match against Ginepri I woulda agreed with u, But i just watched the matches against Rusedski and Roddick and right now Schalken at the 02 USO, and even though Petey was inspired to win this big one, to make the last push, he was still struggling a bit at times to get inspired, he had to pump himself into it alot, when he did he simply outclassed them even though he was only using 1/2 of what he had in his prime (Even less at times), but the point was that as inspired as he was, at times he seemed like he was having trouble finding a reason to rise up and destroy them when required, like he just wasnt fully into it all of the time. Thats why I dunno if hed really wanna come back, he just didnt seem to have all his heart into it 100% of the time like he did in his youth. He seemed very tired especially.



But that is just it, if he really want to play he will, trust me on that, you know Pete :D if he is serious about coming back he can do, he has one of the strong mind of any athlete I know. :wavey: :D :angel:

the_natural
05-16-2006, 08:10 AM
A recent interview with Thomas "Hitman" Hearns, one of the best boxers of the 1980s, concluded that he was only returning to the ring at the age of 47 to avenge famous defeats at the hands of Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard.


Dr McNamee said, "You have to admire a commitment to excellence that is so great that who he most remembers is not a great career but two blemishes. You would say that Hearns is lacking balance."

You posted this in another forum. Now I think Pete doesnt ask for much, cos he just simply wanted to achieve his goals regardless of how he did it and regardless of how many losses he suffered along the way. I dont know if He will remove the SINGLE blemish on his career which is the French Open. Its not Whether he CAN comeback, it is a matter of WILL he, Does he WANT to come back, and I dont think he wants to even consider it simply. I would love to be as positive as you when u said that u dont think he is finished and will do something great, but I just cant believe it because I dont think HE WANTS TO put his heart into it. :(

almouchie
05-16-2006, 01:01 PM
Pete is definitely out of the pro game ATP level
he had that life done all he can & he is very proud of all he did
he isnt obssessed with French that he would want to at 35 come back & play pro
& do himself some bad.
He quit on top & only a few handful in any sports can do that.
To resist the temptation of playing any tournament after the US Open 2002 as the champions, that shows u the mental of that man & player
I wish all the success in any capacity he chooses to play tennis be it at WTT of later maybe in Seniors tour.
I have a feeling he would to be in the best physical position ahead of the July matches

the_natural
05-18-2006, 01:55 PM
:( THat hurts to think of that Almouchie... I guess we fans want it more than Petey.. I guess wat annoyed me was that when it comes to calling him the greatest ever, the strongest point brought up in arguments is "he never won on clay look at his record at RG he couldnt even win more than one clay title too"... That saddens me because for a man who had results to do all the talkin for his talent, his results at the french never justified just how good he was and the fact that he COULD win on ANY SURFACE!!! I just still believe he could win at the French whereas i dont think the same goes for Andre... If pete had the same off court training regime as Andre He would be in the proper shape to come back and win the french i believe. Thats why i get so down about him not winning it. I know we should learn to let go but I dont let go very easily, destiny was extremley cruel to the greatest ever.

angiel
05-18-2006, 05:30 PM
:( THat hurts to think of that Almouchie... I guess we fans want it more than Petey.. I guess wat annoyed me was that when it comes to calling him the greatest ever, the strongest point brought up in arguments is "he never won on clay look at his record at RG he couldnt even win more than one clay title too"... That saddens me because for a man who had results to do all the talkin for his talent, his results at the french never justified just how good he was and the fact that he COULD win on ANY SURFACE!!! I just still believe he could win at the French whereas i dont think the same goes for Andre... If pete had the same off court training regime as Andre He would be in the proper shape to come back and win the french i believe. Thats why i get so down about him not winning it. I know we should learn to let go but I dont let go very easily, destiny was extremley cruel to the greatest ever.


Cheer-up my dear, here I send you some hugs. :hug: :hug: :hug: :wavey:

the_natural
05-19-2006, 12:32 PM
:)... I feel a little better. Thank you for ur kindness dear ;)

angiel
05-19-2006, 03:07 PM
:)... I feel a little better. Thank you for ur kindness dear ;)


You are so welcome natural. :angel: :angel: :angel:

almouchie
06-02-2006, 07:54 AM
andre is a form player always was & always will
pete sampras on the other hand was a natural athlete
he didnt have to do as much as many others to be in top shape
he was on few players who knew who to conserve his energy
beside agassi had missed a considerable amount of time in his mid career
& 2 yrs slump
he didnt burn as much as pete did
he has been playing injured for several years, i dont know why

the_natural
06-05-2006, 06:37 AM
andre is a form player always was & always will
pete sampras on the other hand was a natural athlete
he didnt have to do as much as many others to be in top shape
he was on few players who knew who to conserve his energy
beside agassi had missed a considerable amount of time in his mid career
& 2 yrs slump
he didnt burn as much as pete did
he has been playing injured for several years, i dont know why


Very true of agassi, If pete trained that hard he woulda won 1 french minimum (im thinkin more along the lines of 2 or 3) and the injuries woulda been lessened also, he woulda also dominated opponents even more than he already did. And he played injured since 1990 every year there was something wrong. And alot of the times he entered GS' with something wrong

angiel
06-05-2006, 07:17 PM
Very true of agassi, If pete trained that hard he woulda won 1 french minimum (im thinkin more along the lines of 2 or 3) and the injuries woulda been lessened also, he woulda also dominated opponents even more than he already did. And he played injured since 1990 every year there was something wrong. And alot of the times he entered GS' with something wrong


:worship: :worship: I agreed both you guys, Andre is a form player, Pete is an athlete - and why he play most time injury (and he alway win i may say) he has an illness a blood disorder, when he played the 1986 US Open and was so ill was the first time someone spoke about it a canadian reporter - I will find the name for you and post it here. :D :) This is the name Thalassemia - read below for the rest. :wavey:

angiel
06-05-2006, 07:34 PM
Pete Sampras has inherited anemia




The following article appeared September 23, 1996 in The Globe and
Mail. The author of the article is Tom Tebbutt. Please expand the
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this article.


For the supremely talented Pete Sampras, it is unlikely that any
opponent will prove as much of a challenge as thalassemia.
A September 10 story in The Globe and Mail speculated that the world
No.1 suffered from some
form of anemia, and it has been learned that Sampras has an inherited
condition that is almost
certainly thalassemia minor, a congenital form of anemia common among
people in the Meditteranean.
Sampras's mother, Georgia, was born in Greece, and his father, Sam, is
of Greek ancestry.
Having that thalassemia minor means the 25-year old Sampras has a low
count of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in red blood cells. "It's a
mild to moderate anemia and you lead a normal
life with no reduction in life expectancy," Toronto hematologist Dr.
George Kutas explained.
"A weekend hacker probably wouldn't even notice it."
Thalassemia minor is inherited from one parent. The much more serious
thalassemia minor results if both parents pass on the defective gene.
"Sampras would be very sick and not playing tennis if he had
thalassemia major," Kutas said
emphatically.
The more serious form is characterized by the need for continuing
blood transfusions, stunted growth and the many possible complications
arising from multiple transfusions.
"Thalassemia minor is a lifelong thing that people adjust to," Kutas
said. "The prognosis for
Sampras over the next few years is not much different than it has been,
because thalassemia is
set at birth and it doesn't get worse or better.
"There haven't been many world-class athletes with thalassemia, so
there's no literature
available on the subject. We don't have studies to prove it, but due to
the limited oxygen-
carrying capacity, an athlete might get to the point where he could no
longer increase his
cardiovascular output because of a limited number of red blood cells.
That would impair the
extra effort required at that top level of sport."
Inhaling oxygen, as is done in some sports, notably football, would
not be a solution for
Sampras. "That probably wouldn't help," Kutas said, "because there's
nothing wrong with the red
blood cells carrying the oxygen, it's just that he's not making enough
hemoglobin."
What could Sampras do during a match? Other than getting a transfusion
before the tournament,
there's not much you can do," Kutas said. The effects of a transfusion
(but not his own blood,
because it's already low in hemoglobin) would easily last two week of a
tournament like the U.S. Open (which Sampras won two weeks ago). But
it's unlikely he would have one because of all
the possible negative side effects.
A blood transfusion would not be considered to be blood doping, a
dangerous practice used by
some world-class athletes. "Blood doping is when you have normal
hemoglobin levels and you want
exceptional hemoglobin levels," Kutas explained. "In Sampras's case, if
he did it, it would be
to get his hemoglobin to normal levels."
What advice would Kutas have for Sampras? "It's obvious that in a long
match he gets into more trouble," he said. "One minute he's hunched over
leaning on his racquet [as against Alex
Corretja in a memorable match at the U.S. Open] and then the next he's
serving an ace at 110
miles an hour. I'd basically tell him only to push himself to a certain
point."
Should Sampras be watching what he eats? "There's nothing he can
really do in terms of diet,"
Kutas said, "because it's a condition you have from birth-actually it's
often misdiagnosed as a
lack of iron."
In Sampras's case, if his mother had the gene, she would likely have
learned of her condition
during tests when she was pregnant with one of her three children. "A
doctor doing blood tests
can pick it up easily," Kutas said. "If hemoglobin levels are lower than
normal, they'd just
follow up with a simple test to prove it."
Sampras would have a 50-per-cent chance of passing on the condition if
he had children. However, if the child's mother also carried the gene,
there's a 25-per-cent chance that their
offspring would have thalassemia major.
As for the effects on Sampras's career, it's clear that he will
continue to have problems when he gets involved in long, exhausting
matches. But especially at tournaments such as Wimbledon where the
points are over quickly, he should be able to perform well and possibly
add
to his impressive total of eight Grand Slam wins.
If Sampras admits to having thalassemia minor, it would help silence
critics who have interpreted his frequent physical breakdowns as being
the result of poor preparation and conditioning.


Tom Tebbutt can be reached vie E-Mail at: ttebb...@GlobeandMail.ca