American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Sampras, Peter Known as "Pete.” Born 1971. American tennis player who in 1990 became the youngest ever U.S. Open men's champion. In 1998 he finished his sixth straight year as the number-one ranked male player.
“The debate over whether Sampras is the greatest overall player of all time will continue, however.”
“Sampras is home in California looking after his two young sons.”
“Landing Sampras is a coup for Courier, who began discussing the series with his former Davis Cup teammate more than a year ago.”
“With three former No. 1s in Sampras, Agassi and Courier, and a No. 2 in Chang, all of who were battling for majors, chemistry and commitment also was challenging.”
“You hear the news that Pete Sampras is coming back to competitive tennis and your natural reaction in this week of all weeks, with U.S. tennis players going 0-for-Wimbledon, is to start humming the national anthem and wonder how Roger Federer will handle the sport's best-known gentleman-athlete.”
“Pete Sampras is testing the waters with his first season of WTT tennis.”
“John McEnroe, left, shares a laugh with Pete Sampras during the ceremony in Sampras 'honor.”
“Sampras is gone, and Connors won't likely make another run to the semis.”
“LOS ANGELES (AP) Pete Sampras is out of the French Open and Wimbledon, raising the possibility that one of the greatest tennis players ever is through with the sport.”
“Among active male players, Michael Chang, with 55, and Pete Sampras, with 52, have the most Grand Slam appearances, and Sampras is a 14-time winner.”
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