Originally Posted by ark_28
I am aware of the history of this series! My the fact it had to be rebranded so many times in itself speaks of how it lacked prestige and value with fans and players alike! Only since the Masters Series and now Masters 1000's have these events been held in the highest regard!
Sampras also said he believed in peaking for the majors! And he did! He lost to Paes once at Cincinnati! Says it all about how much Pete valued that tournament!
face it, Sampras was a no-show..thats the truth.