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Exhibition in Boise - SAMPRAS

angiel
09-18-2006, 03:52 PM
Sampras will play exhibition in Boise
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Statesman staff
Edition Date: 09-16-2006



Tennis star Pete Sampras, a former No. 1 player in the world who won 14 Grand Slam titles, including the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, is coming to Boise in December for an exhibition event at Qwest Arena.

Sampras, along with ATP Tour player Robby Ginepri, will headline the St. Luke's-Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Services Tennis Shootout on Dec. 8. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29. They are available by calling (888) 330-8497 or (208) 331-8497, or by logging on to www.qwestarenaidaho.com. Prices are $29.50, $49.50 and $85.

Sampras still holds the record for most Grand Slam titles with 14. He won Wimbledon a record-tying seven times in his 15-year career, the U.S. Open five times and the Australian Open twice.

He was the top-ranked player for six consecutive years, a modern-era record and third all-time.

After winning the U.S. Open for the final time in August 2002, Sampras didn't play another match, finally announcing his retirement a year later.

Ginepri, a Florida native, turned pro in 2001 and attained his career-high ranking of 15th on Oct. 24, 2005, after reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Open and the Cincinnati and Madrid masters. He is currently ranked 64th.

On April 6, Ginepri and Sampras played an exhibition match in Houston, the first match Sampras played since retiring. Ginepri won 6-3, 7-6.

angiel
09-26-2006, 04:47 PM
Pete Sampras headlines Boise tennis benefit

Courtesy Idaho Tennis Association
Issue date: 9/25/06 Section: Sports


"Pistol Pete" Sampras, who has been called the greatest tennis player of all time, will make his debut in Boise for a showdown with ATP Tour Star Robby Ginepri on Dec. 8. The duo will headline the St. Luke's - Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Services (SLIERS) Tennis Shootout at 7 p.m. at the Qwest Arena. The event will also include tennis players from the local community. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SLIERS, a not-for-profit organization.
"We are so thrilled to have Pete coming to Boise this year as part of the SLIERS Tennis Shootout," SLIERS Director Columbus Candies said. "Last year, SLIERS played a major role in bringing Andre Agassi to Boise, which turned out to be such an exciting and worthwhile event for the community. We felt that by bringing Pete Sampras this
year we would be able to continue the wonderful tradition of bringing world-class tennis to Boise. We plan to make this an annual event that will truly benefit the community."
Sampras retired from the ATP Tour following his dramatic U.S. Open victory over longtime-rival Andre Agassi in 2002. His resume boasts 14 grand-slam titles, including seven Wimbledon titles. He was ranked World No. 1 for six consecutive years from 1993-1998.
Robby Ginepri staked his claim as one of the top players in the world last year when he defeated Andy Roddick and Taylor Dent to win the U.S. Open Series in Indianapolis.
Just two weeks later, Ginepri reached the semifinals of the tournament. Ginepri defeated Sampras in April of this year in Houston, Texas as part of the River Oaks International Championship.
A silent auction with autographed Pete Sampras memorabilia, as well as a portion of the sponsorships from the event, will benefit SLIERS.
"The Boise Co-op's mission is to create ways to enhance the
quality of life for the people living within our community," Jodi Peterson, marketing director for the Boise Co-op, said.
"Pete Sampras playing in Boise at such an intimate arena is a very special opportunity. We are proud to be one of the sponsors making this possible for the Treasure Valley and Idaho."
"The Idaho Tennis Association is excited to be a part of this community event," Executive Director of the Idaho Tennis Association Matthew Warren said.
"We believe tennis has the power to transform lives. This inspiring tennis exhibition, benefiting community organizations and tennis programs in Idaho, is sure to make a difference in many lives."
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. Call 888-330-TIXS (8497) or 208-331-TIXS (8497). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.qwestarenaidaho.com. Ticket prices are $29.50, $49.50
and $85.

the_natural
09-29-2006, 06:25 AM
YESS A REMATCH, PAY BACK AGAINST GINEPRI, AND THIS TIME IT WILL BE on a surface favourable to pete!!! HARD COURTS!!! :D

angiel
09-29-2006, 10:09 PM
YESS A REMATCH, PAY BACK AGAINST GINEPRI, AND THIS TIME IT WILL BE on a surface favourable to pete!!! HARD COURTS!!! :D


Think he will win this time.:p :p :D :)

Greg-Pete fan
09-30-2006, 09:56 AM
He should win against Ginepri on hard surface:) Pete is in a good shape now.

the_natural
10-01-2006, 12:08 PM
Kick his butt like u did with andy!!!! No EVEN BETTER, KICK HIS BUTT LIKE COURIERS!!!!

angiel
10-02-2006, 12:26 PM
Hey guys, he will, did I talk too soon.:kiss: :kiss: :drool: :drool: :fiery:

angiel
10-02-2006, 01:09 PM
Posted on Sun, Oct. 01, 2006

Ginepri sets exhibition in Atlanta


Pete Sampras, who officially retired three years ago in August, but hasn't played a professional tournament since he won the 2002 U.S. Open over Andre Agassi, has recently hit the exhibition circuit, playing Robby Ginepri earlier in the year in a match that was telecast over the internet.

On Dec. 9, there are no dot coms involved to see this match as Sampras will take on Atlanta resident Ginepri, currently ranked 40th in the world on the ATP Tour, at Kennesaw State University's arena.

The pre-sale of tickets begins at 9 a.m. Monday with tickets going on sale to the general public on Oct. 16. Log on to www.etix.com and use the special promo code of ustaatlanta to get tickets before they sell out in the 4,000-seat arena. If you don't have computer access, call 1-800-514-3849.