Sampras Gear for Exhibitions

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  1. JamaicanYoute

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    Before I start, let me be the first to say that this is a very pointless thread. I was just curious to see if I'm the only fool who thinks of this....LOL

    Who else wants to see Sampras wearing his traditional "Uniform"? The all white Nike Polos & Shorts with the Tall Socks and the Air Oscillates? Also with the clean shaved look. I mean I know he barely plays in public (only those few tourneys a year on the Champions Circuit). But I would love to see him look like his old-self again during the exhibitions matches with Federer.

    I think it would be cool if we were to see for the exhibitions Pete's all-whites VS Darth Fed.

    Anyone else shares my thoughts?
     
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  2. jakul

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    He can't really look like his old self again because he's thinning pretty badly up top. One word for Pete: Bosley.
     
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  3. SempreSami

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    Well on wikipedia there's a photo of him from earlier this year and surprisingly he's wearing a crew instead of a polo and by the looks of things, no Oscillates!
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  4. JamaicanYoute

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    Yeah but with all the clothes that he received over the years from Nike, I'm sure he still has or can get his hands on whatever shoes he wants. Hell, they even sell them here at TW.
     
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  5. psamp14

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    you're not a fool and you're not the only one...i would really like to see sampras sport his classic all white polo and shorts, crew length socks, and air oscillates..white or black (us open 2001 qtrfinal)
     
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  6. pham4313

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    when is this exhibition match again? sometime late november?
     
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    I kind of like the "new pete" who wears more than white. I would love to see him rock some plaid shorts a la masters cup final v. becker though.
     
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  8. JamaicanYoute

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    I believe the Ex.'s are Nov. 19th, 20, & 22. Then one in spring in New York @ the Garden. Which btw, I've been searching ALL OVER to get a date and to see how much/when tickets go on sale. If anyone has/gets any information PLEASE share it.

    The plaid shorts were nice (Nike has some nice pairs now aswell), but I prefer the all white. Especially because it's not really seen anymore.

    Hell Yes. The Black Oscillates were crazy. (The gift from Nike that looks like a pair of Jordan colors?). They are awesome. I hope he was given a pair just to keep and not wear...
     
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  9. HEAD/PRINCE RULE

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    Pistol Pete needs to come back
     
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  10. inside_out

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    if he comes back he could through the tennis world on its back because his game would not be as effective on the slowed down surfaces that the pros now play on thus he would have trouble being able to play in these longer lasting points especially at his age
     
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  11. HyperHorse

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    Early on in his days with Nike i seem to remember him wearing shorts that looked like they were made from denim, probably taking a fashion tip from Agassi at the time..
    Anyone else remember this?
     
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  12. JamaicanYoute

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    Yessir. I remember. Also, one of the first pairs that I can remember ( I have them ) of DryFit were very close to Corduroy. I know they aren't actually the same material, but they weren't like the dryfit they have now.

    That's pre all-white Sampras. When he would wear plaided shorts, beige color polos ETC. Even pre Nike Tennis Court Logo, which BTW I don't know why they stopped making those and went back to the Swoosh.
     
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