Pete Sampras

  • Tennis legends rekindle old rivalries March 4, 2014

    Andre Agassi came on top against old rival Pete Sampras in an exhibition match to celebrate World Tennis Day. ...
  • Nadal, Djokovic and Sampras to take part in International Tennis Premier League March 1, 2014

    The World number one Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the lead names who will be taking part in the inaugural International Tennis Premier League (ITPL). The league will also see the legends Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi performing at the maiden tennis league event. However, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova are...
  • Roger Federer can win another major title: Pete Sampras February 19, 2014

    London: Former No. 1 Pete Sampras says Roger Federer could play for another "two, three, four more years" and add to his tally of 17 Grand Slam titles. Speaking ahead of an exhibition match against Andre Agassi in London on March 3, Sampras said on a conference call that he is...
  • Rafael Nadal can surpass Roger Federer's grand slam record: Sampras January 26, 2014

    Pete Sampras has tipped Rafa Nadal to beat Roger Federer's 17 grand slam titles, saying he has never seen anything like the powerhouse Spaniard. American Sampras saw Federer go past his own 14 grand slams, and Nadal will draw level if he beats Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's Australian Open final. "He's...
  • Not one greatest player, each decade has one: Sampras January 24, 2014

    Melbourne: If he must, Pete Sampras would nominate Roger Federer as the greatest player the tennis world has ever seen. But the 14time Grand Slam winner still insists there's not one greatest player. "When you look at the numbers, Roger has been so dominant. He's won on all courts. He's a...
  • Nadal merits mention in alltime great debate: Sampras September 27, 2013

    Spaniard Rafael Nadal's name should be mentioned in any debate on the greatest tennis player of all time, according to former world number one Pete Sampras. American Sampras, owner of 14 grand slam titles, considers Swiss Roger Federer as the alltime best but was effusive in his praise for world number...
  • Can Rafael Nadal surpass Roger Federer's record? September 10, 2013

    New York: Rafael Nadal was not quite ready to contemplate his place in tennis history. It had been less than two hours since a gripping victory over Novak Djokovic earned Nadal his second US Open championship and 13th Grand Slam title overall. So when a question came about the likelihood of...
  • Is Wimbledon's Wednesday mayhem the first sign of tennis transition? June 27, 2013

    Legends are made here runs the promo of the Wimbledon 2013 with Pete Sampras and a tearyeyed Roger Federer lifting the silver gilt cup. This edition of The Championships has so far made legendkillers. Without a glint of exaggeration names like Roger Federer a seventime champion at the...
  • Djokovic, Sampras to team for doubles exhibition January 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: Novak Djokovic will team with his idol Pete Sampras to play Bob and Mike Bryan in a doubles exhibition on March 4 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Djokovic, the world's topranked player, also will play Mardy Fish in a singles match, and an opening singles match between two other...
  • Federer passes Sampras for most weeks at No. 1 November 16, 2012

    London: Roger Federer has surpassed Pete Sampras to set the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings. After winning Wimbledon a week ago, Federer returned to the top for the first time since June 2010, and his 287th week at No. 1 one more than...
  • Sampras backing Federer in the Wimbledon final November 16, 2012

    London: Pete Sampras expects Roger Federer to beat Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final, allowing the Swiss star to tie two of the American's records: seven titles at the All England Club, and 286 weeks ranked No. 1. "Personally," Sampras said with a chuckle, "I've gotten used to Roger breaking my...
  • Andre Agassi admits in memoir to using crystal meth October 30, 2009

    New York: Former tennis champion Andre Agassi, an eighttimes Grand Slam winner, has admitted in a new autobiograpy that he used the recreational drug crystal meth in 1997 when his career was floundering. People magazine said in a story on its website on Tuesday that Agassi admits to drug use...
  • Legends clash, Sampras beats Agassi, tennis rejoices October 25, 2009

    Macau: Pete Sampras edged by Andre Agassi in three sets on Sunday as the two retired American tennis greats revisited one of the sport's greatest rivalries. The 36, 63, 108 win in Macau, a southern Chinese gambling enclave, was the first time the two had played since Sampras won in the...
  • Debate settled: Federer better than Sampras July 8, 2009

    New Delhi: World No.1 Roger Federer has already won 15 Grand Slam titles making him the most successful tennis player in Grand Slam history. Between themselves Federer and Pete Sampras have won 13 of the last 17 Wimbledon titles. The world hasn't seen much of the two pitted against each other. The...
  • Pics: Federer wins recordbreaking 15th Grand Slam title July 6, 2009

    Switzerland's Roger Federer beat American Andy Roddick 57, 76 (6), 76 (5), 36, 1614 in a marathon Wimbledon's men's singles final on Sunday to claim a record 15th Grand Slam title of his career. With this victory Federer has broken Pete Sampras' record who has won recordbreaking 14 Grand Slam...
  • Who said what about record champion Federer July 6, 2009

    London: A collection of quotes about Roger Federer, who won his 15th Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday, taking him past the previous record of 14 he shared with Pete Sampras. "The guy's a legend and now he's an icon. He's got 15 majors, that's a lot of majors,...
  • Federer wins French Open, creates history June 8, 2009

    Paris: Roger Federer beat Robin Soderling, tied Pete Sampras and won the French Open at last on Sunday. Undeterred by an oncourt intruder, Federer beat surprise finalist Soderling 61, 76 (1), 64 to complete a career Grand Slam and win his 14th major title, matching Sampras' record. On his fourth try at...
  • Federer surpasses Sampras to top career earnings list October 17, 2008

    Madrid: World No.2 Roger Federer has surpassed Pete Sampras to become the alltime leader in career prize money earnings in men's tennis, the ATP said on Thursday. The fivetimes US Open champion took his career earnings to over $43.3 million at the Madrid Masters this week. American Sampras earned $43,280,489 in a...
  • Sampras set to return to competitive tennis April 16, 2008

    Former world No.1 Pete Sampras will return to competitive tennis next month after announcing he is to join the BlackRock Tour of Champions. The 36yearold, who retired in 2002 with a record 14 Grand Slam titles, will make his debut on the ATPaffiliated tour for exprofessionals at the Sao Paolo event...
  • Sampras stuns Federer in final exhibition match November 24, 2007

    Macau: Pete Sampras showed Roger Federer another side of his American idol on Saturday. Sampras never faced a break point and converted one of two against his opponent as he handed Federer a 76 (8), 64 defeat at the Venetian Macao arena, wrapping up a threematch Asian exhibition series between the...
  • Sampras would still be in top five: Federer November 23, 2007

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Roger Federer said Pete Sampras would be ranked in the top five if he was still a player. The American, who retired after capturing the last of his record 14 grand slam titles at the US Open in 2002, proved that he was still a force...
  • Federer defeats Sampras in exhibition match November 21, 2007

    Seoul: If Roger Federer expected an easy victory over his balding opponent, he found out early in their exhibition match that Pete Sampras still has his powerful serve. The world's topranked player came back to beat the man he is chasing for the alltime Grand Slam titles record. Federer won 64,...
  • It's truly an honour: Sampras July 15, 2007

    Pete Sampras has been in the company of Legends where his records stand, some still unbroken but he got the fitting tribute to his illustrious career when he was inducted into the tennis hall of fame. He picked up the tennis racket at 7, and a Legend was born. Pete Sampras...
  • Federer moves closer to Sampras' record July 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Pete Sampras won seven titles at Wimbledon but even the great man couldn't do what Roger Federer achieved on Sunday. Federer now forms an exclusive club of two with the original IceMan Bjorn Borg. Both of them have won five straight Wimbledon crowns and when Federer won his fifth...
  • Sampras makes winning return to tennis June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Retired tennis legend Pete Sampras is back on court. The 14time Grand Slam champion made his debut on the senior tennis circuit in Boston. Sampras beat former Australian Open champion Petr Korda 61, 62 at the Champions Cup. The seventime Wimbledon champion had not played a competitive match since...
  • Records fall as Federer marches on June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: He decimates his opponents, is near perfect on court and collects trophies records. He is well on his way to overtake all the legends that tennis has witnessed. Playing at the Dubai Open, Roger Federer not only celebrated his threeset win over Kristian Pless but also his 161st consecutive...