The videos of Pete Sampras hitting at UCLA...!

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  1. subtleskeptics

    subtleskeptics Rookie

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    I'm not sure why the other thread was moved but...I said I'd upload the vids and pics so here they are!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3Y8rQrDwQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRqPfR6-f54

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxIV1ZS3Ms4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhSQ24vp1Xw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIQbnhvPcZg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENHuroDquk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOfDEy_MWBw


    Feeding...
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    The closest I thought I'd ever get to Pete Sampras...
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    I was satisfied...
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    But my good day somehow got even better!
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    BTW thanks for taking the pic TallGeese!
    -Will

    Man I had the words I would say to him all lined up, but all that came out was "I have a life-sized poster of you in my room at home"...to which he replied, "study hard"

    So that was my day =)
     
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  2. chess9

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    Elliot is SUCH a character. What a face! :)

    Great pics too!! Thanks for sharing.

    -Robert
     
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  3. hyperwarrior

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    Thanks a lot of the video. I wished I live in California!
     
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  4. Bjorn99

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    Good for Pete, he is starting to lean down, as you can see in those pictures. Well, he is starting to look like a real player again.
     
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  5. jmsx521

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    Congratulations man.
     
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  6. Very cool, dude!

    WTF is going on with Gimmel's hair?
     
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  7. Fee

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    You lucky, lucky guy. Thanks for sharing the photos and the videos. :)

    'Lean down'? Interesting use of the language. Pete looks about the same as he did last summer, but I'll have to dig up my WTT photos to compare.
     
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  8. Indy Tennis

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    Great vids! Thanks for sharing.

    Pete still hits a mean ball.

    Makes me wish even more that there was a real 35+ seniors tour.

    It works in golf, no reason it can't in tennis.
     
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    im jealous.
     
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  10. IvanYentl

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    I could have done without the murmured commentary. Sounded like a bad porno movie.
     
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  11. drakulie

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    Awesome vids, and even greater pics! That second one is an absolute classic. I love it! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Did they play any practice games? Or practice serves while you were there?
     
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  12. lordmanji

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    thanks for the vid. a few comments:

    what would you guys rate this pudgy dude? he's not moving too well and looks to have a limited eastern grip.

    did the shooter get permission from pete to shoot? it seemed as if whenever pete looked towards camera, the cameraman got scared and pointed down. course it got better as time went...
     
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  13. ta11geese3

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    @Robert- that's Will, not Eliott. Eliott's me >_>

    @Will- Geez, I didn't realize you got so close to him! But yeah, after seeing your pics and videos, I realized I should have taken more, a lot more... but considering that I got a pic with them too, it's all good. Thanks for taking that pic for me, btw. And glad to see the one I took turned out well... I was scared that it was blurry, and, well, that would royally suck.

    And ahahah, never expected to find someone I knew on the TT forums.
     
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  14. BiGGieStuFF

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    He shaved off the goatee. :(
     
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    hasnt Pete 'upgraded' to k-factor yet ?!?!
     
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  16. tennisboy87

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  17. subtleskeptics

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    I don't understand, why are the threads that I make moved? And where are they moved to?
     
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  18. BiGGieStuFF

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    It's been moved to former pro player talk. Pete is of course a former player, though maybe if you put Gambill in the title too it won't get moved since he is technically still an active player on the tour :)
     
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  19. mucat

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    subtleskeptics, thank you for sharing.

    Ha, I would probably giggle like a little girl. And I am neither little nor girl...
     
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  20. TenS_Ace

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    subtleskeptics...Many thanks pal...outstanding!!
     
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  21. psamp14

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    you're one very very very VERY lucky guy!

    being a studious student walking to class and you happen to see pistol pete sampras! great stuff mate!

    by the way looks like the weather isnt so bad down in LA....just judging by you wearing a shirt...its like an artic tundra up in the bay area! :)

    and why hasnt sampras "upgraded" to the new k factor? maybe because wilson recalled his racquets for "Karbon Black"
     
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  22. psamp14

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    sampras should "upgrade" to the vapor 4's, crew socks, and white shorts....
     
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    It looks like Gimelstob just woke up from a long night's sleep.
     
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    Wow, so damned lucky!!!!!! Why can't I be you?!
     
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  25. Hondasteve

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    That guy is 4.5, 5.0 at most...




    Oh, I thought this was a "rate my game" thread!! :D:D:D



    J/K-that is so uber cool. How lucky you are to get to see the sweet one practicing, much less getting to snap a pic with him!!! Color me jealous!
     
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  26. ShooterMcMarco

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    nice vids man. I dig the Samprassian drop shot ;)
     
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  27. theace21

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    Loved watching him his that forehand!
     
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  29. Swissv2

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    excellent stuff. could learn a lot from his form
     
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  30. Borat

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    So hes using the Tour 90 now...
     
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  31. Clecwm

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    Lucky fella. U even got a pic directly nxt to him. Wow. Pistol Pete in person.
     
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    ... you wouldn't be the same Nick Tchernikov as the one who's ranked #1 in BC U16 Champs, are you? Didn't think any other B.C players were here. I saw you play once; you sure as hell deserve your rank.
     
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  34. tennis91

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    the people in this thread are so nice compared to other threads involving mma such as sherdog. If you posted this in sherdog you would get photoshopped so bad.
     
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