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Sampras

Pete. born 1971, US tennis player: US singles champion (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996); Wimbledon singles champion (1993--95, 1997--2000)
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Agassi le habia ganado en palmera fase, pero Sampras desperto para arrebatarle la final y recordarle que puede ganarle con clase y maestria a quien le quitara el puesto de numero uno del mundo.
Sampras will not be joining fellow former greats such as Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Michael Chang on the celebrity coaching circuit, having only now been coaxed back to the Australian Open for the first time since his last appearance at Melbourne Park in 2002.
"If he's smart with his schedule and the fact that he has so many at such a young age, he could very well do it," Sampras said in a conference call Thursday for the BNP Paribas Showdown.
Sampras, who won seven of his record 14 Grand Slam titles atWimbledon before retiring six years ago, reckons the key to Murray landing his first major is psychological with no physical barriers in the way of success.
Sampras, who will be setting foot in England for the first time since his final Wimbledon campaign in 2002, will meet seven-time grand slam winner McEnroe in round-robin play on December 3.
"After James and Andy, the American game is really thin, and there are not a lot of young kids coming up," Sampras, who plays an exhibition match July 22 at Alltel Arena against John McEnroe, said by telephone last week.
According to IMG, his representatives, Sampras will make the announcement at the Arthur Ashe Stadium prior to his appearance at a special ceremony that kicks off the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Brown, a 29-year-old who the lowest-ranked player in the tournament at number 591, should not have had a prayer but he won 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-3 in an upset that was hailed by the ATP's own computer as the biggest shock since world rankings started 18 years earlier.PETE SAMPRAS v ROGER FEDERER In 2001, seven-times champion 'Pistol' Pete Sampras finally misfired when he came up against Roger Federer in the fourth round.
Andy Roddick, Agassi or Lleyton Hewitt were very real possibilities, but not Sampras, surely, they said.
For the last two years Sampras has been trying to convince us he is still a champion.
True, Schalken is solid on his serve and is difficult to break for the majority of opponents, but he is up against the greatest player of all time tonight and Sampras, who gets himself up for Flushing Meadows like no other event these days, is fully expected to win most of the ground rallies against the methodical Dutchman.
GREG RUSEDSKI was at the centre of a storm before his third round US Open clash with Pete Sampras at Flushing Meadows.