NEWPORT, R.I., March 3, 2014- Tennis fans around the globe celebrated World Tennis Day at a huge array of special events on March 3, and a highlight of it all was the World Tennis Day Showdown in London, featuring Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, and Pat Cash. Between matches, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum hosted a special ceremony to present official...
World Tennis Day – London
By Chris Power
(March 3, 2014) LONDON – Monday March 3rd brought us the Second Annual World Tennis Day, with marquee events in Hong Kong, London and New York. Designed to showcase and promote the sport of tennis from the grassroots to the very top of the professional game, this year, off the back of a successful inaugural event...
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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014
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...
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January 24, 2014
Pete Sampras spoke of the life lessons of sports – saying “Nothing is given to you, you have to go out there and earn it” – this week in a radio interview with Grant Napear of KHTK Radio in Sacramento, Calif., where he will be competing in the PowerShares Series tennis circuit event February 26 at the Sleep Train Arena.
“In life, in a lot of ways, you see a lot of people...