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Pete Sampras

Technology and apathy sent tennis spinning into a high-speed decline

Alvin Sallay asks: 'Are the glory days gone for tennis?'(April 15).

Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am

Technology and apathy sent tennis spinning into a high-speed decline

Alvin Sallay asks: 'Are the glory days gone for tennis?'(April 15).

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sampras turns back clock to upset Federer

Pete Sampras came into this three-match exhibition tour against Roger Federer hoping to win a set. In Seoul, he was still finding his game. In Kuala Lumpur, he came close but lost in a tie-break. Yesterday in Macau, Sampras reached his goal, winning not only the first set, but the second also to take the match 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A set is all Sampras wants from 'sexy' Federer

Roger Federer delayed answering the question as long as he could. Pete Sampras, to Federer's right, said he would bypass the question as well, but couldn't help but say something.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Michael Chang to open academy at Mission Hills

Former French Open tennis champion Michael Chang is so confident of the future for the women's game in China, he is opening a school at Mission Hills Golf Club.

Chang, 35, visited the Shenzhen club yesterday with his father, Joe, to announce that talented youngsters will be trained to compete to the highest level.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

It's Sampras v Federer for Macau

World number one and his illustrious predecessor set for casino arena clash

A friendly knockabout by legends Pete Sampras and Roger Federer two months ago will turn into the real thing in Macau in November.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who does Shaquille O'Neal play for?

2. Which movie star is Pete Sampras married to?

3. What is the home ground of Premier League newcomers Norwich City?

4. How many gold medals did Hong Kong win at the Sydney Paralympic Games?

5. Who is China's national soccer coach?

6. Where will the next America's Cup be staged?

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am


The report headlined, 'Ugly Americans tarnish the gold' (Sunday Morning Post, October 1), regarding the behaviour of the USA's 4 x 100 metres relay team, reinforced a view I now hold about some sports. Gradually, professionalism will override the sense of patriotism an individual feels.

8 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Master blaster

MASTER BLASTER: Pat Rafter hammers a serve on his way to a comfortable 6-4, 6-2 victory over Canada's Sebastien Lareau in the third round of the Masters Series in Toronto. The 14th-seeded Australian dashed the hopes of local fans who were hoping to see Lareau claim another big scalp after he upset French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten in the previous round.

5 Aug 2000 - 12:00am