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How technology is making the US Open a better fan and player experience

Milos Raonic made swift work of Dustin Brown in his first round match at the US Open. Raonic won in straight sets — 75 63 64 — in just under two hours of work. Raonic wasn’t flawless in his 1st round win, but he played his most efficient tennis. Looking at IBM’s SlamTracker stats of the match, two numbers jumps out over the others: 65 percent of his rally winners and 70 percent...
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September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Pete Sampras: This guy may be next great US tennis player

Everyone’s waiting for the next great American men’s tennis player to emerge, even Pete Sampras. And Pistol Pete has the guy in mind — 18-year-old, slingshot-serving, recently married Taylor Fritz. Sampras endorsed Fritz as having the best shot of the current crop, which also includes 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe. Last summer, when Sampras played an exhibition...
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August 24, 2016

QUIZ: Name every Wimbledon men's champion

Since its establishment in 1877, we've seen 129 men's Wimbledon single's champions. How many can you name? Note: The tournament was not held from 1915-18 during the First World War, and from 1940-1945 during the Second World War. Last names are acceptable as answers.
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Sampras believes Federer still has a grand slam left in him

By Larry Brown Roger Federer is 34-years-old and nearing the end of his career. He has not won a major since 2012, and many think he will not win another one again. But Pete Sampras still believes the Swiss star has one more grand slam left in him. Sampras joined “The Tennis Podcast” over the weekend and talked about Federer among others. “I do think there is (a good chance...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut

PARIS (AP) When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when a couple of guys named Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it. Chang beat Sampras in the second round that year, then went on to become the youngest champion in Roland Garros...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer, Sampras' Aces top Djokovic's Royals in IPTL inaugural

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament,...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Surfaces provide variety and challenges

Surfaces provide variety and challengesTennis is played on a variety of surfaces. The most common is the hard court, sometimes known as har-tru, also seen in other iterations such as DecoTurf, Plexicushion, and plain old concrete. Then there’s clay, which also takes a number of forms, though the most common are the green that you see in most country clubs and the red of Roland...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sampras: Federer can win another major title

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 ''amazed'' by Federer's longevity. Asked if Federer could win another Grand Slam title, Sampras says Wednesday...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sampras returns to Aussie Open to present trophy

Pete Sampras doesn't understand how Roger Federer does it. When he reached the age of 31, he was burned out from the grind of the tour, the constant travel. It was difficult to stay motivated. That's why Sampras decided to walk away on top - after winning his 14th Grand Slam title at the 2002 U.S. Open. ''I was fatigued the last couple years,'' he said Friday at the Australian...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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