I have a confession to make…I have a favorite! And it’s not Rafa Nadal or Roger Federer! This afternoon, I was casually purr-using one of my favorite websites, http://www.atpworldtour.com to check out the latest rankings and what did I see…an article on Pete Sampras!! This made my little kitty heart skip a purr! Apparently, it’s been 25 years since he reached #1 for the first time.
To be honest, 1993 does not seem that long ago. I remember watching Pistol Pete craft shots only a genius could make, run around the court like the Energizer Bunny, and hit second serve aces by the dozens. And even when he was tired, suffering from heat exhaustion, or cramping, he always found a way to be just fine for that one to two seconds it takes to serve an ace and win a point! Ah, where have players like that gone?
Here’s a young Pete hoisting the Wimbledon trophy.
Here is an older Pete, still looking pretty agile.
Take a minute and read this excellent article that was posted on the ATP website to understand a little bit more about this living legend. His records and milestones are nothing short of amazing. I think you will see why he is my favorite player of all time. Pete Sampras Tribute
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