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

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

Selfish

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

Rafter, Kuerten to clash in SAR

Brazilian ace Gustavo Kuerten and Australia's Patrick Rafter, whose recent form has solidified their reputations as two of the hottest stars on the circuit, have been pencilled in to play in September's US$375,000 Salem Open.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Flickers of charisma shine through clouds of tedium

You can be the most boring sportsman in the world and yet be incredibly successful - just look at Pete Sampras, Steve Davis and Mika Hakkinen. Great champions all, yet as colourless as a black and white movie.

6 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Quartet of survivors an inspiration to all fans

It's cliched, sure, but sport is a metaphor for life.

Ups and downs, successes and failures, purple patches and rotten runs are features of life and sport, as is the sudden ending of it all, sometimes with a jolt.

And sport, again like life, has its great survivors.

7 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Seeds advance

Cincinnati, Ohio: Seeded tennis players had it all their own way, with the top six sweeping into the quarter-finals of the US$2.45 million ATP Championships. Top seed Pete Sampras, defending champion and second seed Pat Rafter, Andre Agassi and Yevgeny Kafelnikov led the parade, all easing through in straight sets.

14 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Aussies sweep singles

WORLD number two Pat Rafter and 18-year-old Lleyton Hewitt lifted Australia to the brink of the Davis Cup semi-finals, while Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras could only watch.

18 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Strongest field ever sets the stage for super show

Five Grand Slam champions, two top-10 players, nine from the top 50 and no Pete Sampras to make an 11th-hour pullout. This year's Salem Open is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

Already, organisers of the 10th Salem Open have managed to attract a powerful field, the strongest since the event was first held in 1990.

3 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Goran serves notice: charity to benefit

Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic has been unwillingly tagged as one of the best players never to win a Grand Slam. He has had three chances, all at Wimbledon, and each time has been defeated in the final.

3 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

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