Originally Posted by TennezSport
People also forget that Sampras was battling a rare mediteranian blood disease that robbed him of energy, which got worse as he got older. He knew that it would be near impossible to continue at a high level of play with the condition.
Yep, Pete was so good that people forgot that he had Thalassemia. Most mortals wouldn't even become pro with that type of disorder, but Pete was an exception. He was so good that Thalassemia didn't stop him from becoming #1 and one of the greatest player of all time.