Pete Sampras ... Plays Another Tournament

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  1. ibemadskillzz

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    He is playing right now at outback champions series against corda winning the first set then playing in the second.
    Pete pulled of the magic death touch shot of the century at the net. No one can come up with this death touch half volley. It was sick. second set tied 1-1 and he pulled it off. it was crazy shot. This is in Boston.
     
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  2. mJeez4293

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    im goin with friends to see him tomoro
     
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  3. drakulie

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    I Want To See This On Television!!!!! You Guys Are So Lucky!!!
     
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  4. mJeez4293

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    haha for once id rather live in mass than miami
     
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  5. drakulie

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    ^^^^^ For today, YOU SUCK! :)
     
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    Ouch......saw the score, 1 & 2.
     
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  7. gsquicksilver

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    is he playing with the K90?
     
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  8. sarpmas

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    1 & 2!! Someone got to put that in youtube! PLEASE......
     
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  9. ibemadskillzz

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    It was so sick, sampras did that shot then he slowly watched the ball do it's magic, he crawled up to the net. The fans went crazy, Pete did a quick fist pump. Commentators were going nuts. omg!!!!
    I know that no one can come up with that shot. the commentator said even JMac couldn't do that in his prime. That was simply amazing, he can take on Federer for sure.^^
     
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  10. sarpmas

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    ^^^ oh come on! you're killing me!! :)
     
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    Pete Sampras = The Michael Jordan Of Tennis!
     
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  12. psamp14

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    i've seen some pictures on yahoo sports...sampras is wearing a half white/half black nike top w/ white shorts.....no K90...using the ncode 90 paintjob

    pistol pete looks in form if the score was 6-1 6-2...
     
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  13. FedFan_2007

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    Did ya see Federer FOllies???
     
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  14. Fedace

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    Can someone please tell me where on tv i can watch this from?
     
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    yah this better go on youtube. pistol pete, man i miss him
     
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  16. TheNatural

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    I saw a few of his shots on the news. Saw a few classic forehands. It reminded me of how he used to overpower Agassi on the forehand with that extra gear.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Pro Staff Pete

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    Someone, please upload this if you are able to!
     
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    Wow.. looks weird, that Wilson with those babolat stripes in it. That racket just looks strange in other than Federer's hands. Saw Krajicek play with it and now Sampras.
     
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    What's up with the Babolat stripes on the K90? :confused:
     
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    Nothing wrong with them imo. Sampras has always had them.
     
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    Sampras used to play with Babolat strings. I don't know if he still uses them, but maybe he does, so the babolat stripes. If you see his early pics, you can see both the babolat strip and wilson stencil on the stringbed.
     
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    I saw it live last night on Comcast sportsnet channel here in the DC area. Pete's serves looked really good. More slice than I recall. Plenty of pace though. Korda was outmatched. Pete did look a little slower on the court. It is going to be on TV all weekend.

    By the way, the Mayotte - McEnroe match was on just before. Mayotte looks like he put on 100 pounds.
     
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  23. Serve em Up

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    Really cool to see Pete playng again. I couldn't believe this little drop volley he hit twowards the end of the match! He plays Mcenroe next. I think Mac is a little long in the tooth to keep up with ole Pertey!

    I hope Mac throws one of his famous fits though. That would be pretty cool.
     
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    i was there too.
    i kinda faze out after korda hit his passing shot (assumed he hit a clean winner). i turned slight over to see if my friend was recording/snapped pic of that and for a split second, took my eye out the ball.
    when i refocus to the court, i saw the ball leaving pete's racket and dropped to the other size. it had crzy spin on the ball.
    it was an incredible get.

    ps...Mac wasn't too bad either.
     
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    they have the reverse singles tonight (fri).
    then pete and mac play Sat.
     
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    Plz?
     
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  27. mJeez4293

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    is it scheduled for pete to play mac tonight? im pumped then!!
     
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    anyone attending this event and would like 1 more ticket (FRIDAY NIGHT 7:30pm)?
    let me know. i am selling it at face vaule $35.
    i posted it in the Sales section as well. thanks.
     
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    Is it on tv or internet anywhere?
     
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    i think it would be shown on NESN live if Red Sox is not playing.
    or broacast it later after the baseball game.
     
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  31. rasajadad

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    I'm going tonight and tomorrow. FWIW there is another one of these Outback Tournaments in Newport in August. That means Sampras and McEnroe on GRASS!!! I'll be in heaven.
     
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  32. Fedace

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    what about in the Mid-West area? is it live streaming anywhere in the internet?
     
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  33. drakulie

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    That would be awesome!
     
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    ^^^^ thanks for sharing. That drop shot was sick!
     
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  36. laurie

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    Good grief, Sampras' comeback has even made Euronews satellite TV channel over here in Europe!

    It's great to see him back.
     
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    I actually I enjoyed baseline rally between Sampras and Korda in 90's on hard courts.
    Korda hit kinda flat and Sampras liked the height of bounce.
    And they often produced fabulous ground stroke rallies...
     
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    That's right. You don't lose your serve even if you get old and lose some
    foot speed. That's why he lasted so long on fast courts of 90's...
     
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  39. spadesss

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    i did enjoy those as well.
    unfortunately, Korda did played like a "senior" while Pete played like he was in the 90s. Sampras was on fire from the 1st point. Korda had no chance the other day.
    It looked like Korda was 1/2 second too slow reacting and got ccaught everytime. during the railles Sampras force him to go for just a bit more and ended up about 2-3 inches out.
     
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    thanks for posting the highlights link!

    pistol pete looks in great form...obviously he said his movement is not as good but WOW what serves bombing them in the 130s and the volleys of death!
     
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    I'm still trying to make sense of that drop volley. Was it just a lucky mishit or pure genius?
     
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    Drakulie, that drop shot bounced so high, rafa would have run that down with time for cup of tea. korda didn't even try to get it and he clearly was moving like that turtle in the Comcast commercial. One thing i was very impressed with was that Pete said, now he is actually serving bigger than he did before with the new N-code rackets, He said IN the 130's consistantly. WOW.
     
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    Thanks for the link but does the station also live stream the video? What about all those people Not living in Boston area ? Can we get this station somehow?:confused:
     
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    I don't live in Boston (used to) & honestly do not know about NESN's live-streaming. I was just looking for highlight clips & figured NESN would have something. I was also searching the Boston networks (NBC, ABC, etc) for highlight clips but it was a limited search (I figure there has to be some).

    FYI, ESPN has some highlights (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/index) but you have to sign up (they say it's free) to their ESPN360.com. I know NESN is shown regionally in NE & maybe/should be available on Satellite? Call or e-mail them.

    Hopefully, someone (paging Boston TW posters) will upload some more clips on Youtube.
     
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    If you are in the DC area and have Comcast, they are showing these matches on Comcast SportsChannel (43 or 251).
     
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    Whatever the case you are trying to make, it was an awesome shot.

    Oh, and by the way, Rafa has proven he could only win consistently on one surface>>> and it ain't hardcourt. With how far back he stands to return serve>> I doubt he would reach a drop volley like the one samp hit.
     
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  47. spadesss

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    on the drop shot.
    Korda hit a FH and then Sampras made that awesome drop shot.
    Korda was stuck to the baseline (more toward the ad side) and he is a lefty.
    after the drop shot landed, the ball spun away from the court, into the doubles lane.
    so if Korda did attempted to get it, he would have to really hard time returing it once he got to it as he is a lefty. if he was a righty and had the speed, he would have a better chance.
    since he didn't try, end of that comment.

    whether it was luck or skill, Pete still won the fine point.
     
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  48. Roger is Boring

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    saw it. pistol pete is still amazing
     
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    I was there live last night, and Pete turned back the clock. He was serving first and second serves with amazing speed and placement. Same exact motion on first and second serves! I think Korda only had one break point in the match, but Pete saved it and never gave him another chance.

    Also, Pete was hitting his backhand really well, even topping most serve returns! His running forehand was still there, and his net play was beautiful to watch. He was running on all 4 cylinders baby! Funny side note: I got there early at about 6pm and Pete was practicing with Tim Mayotte. Pete was just getting loose, hitting some serves. Then, Jim Courier comes over the loudspeaker and says: Ladies and Gentleman, Pistol Pete still has it. It was very funny.

    Pete said that he trained for a couple of months before the event, and it showed. He could come back right now, and do major damage at Wimbledon. This is not the first time I have seen Pete live, so believe me when I tell you he was on last night.

    True, Korda is not one of the current top players, but he is no slouch. Funny thing is that he didn't even play poorly last night, Pete just hit his groove. I was yelling and screaming like a maniac for Pistol Pete! I drove up to Boston from NY so I could be there for Pete's first tournament match since his 2002 US Open victory over Andre Agassi.

    It was a great time!
     
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    THe Mayotte-Sampras match is starting now on Altitude in Colorado ... channel 25 on Comcast where I am (Littleton).

    Edit: Mayotte looks like a lamb being led to slaughter here in the warmup....
     
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