Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by BaseLineBash, Feb 19, 2006.
wow, thats a match i want to see
UNBELIEVABLE! GO PETE! I got to get me some tickets there.
I hope fed-ex shows up at this tennis match and gives sampras another beat down
I wonder why he's doing this. Unless it's for charity or something, I am surprised he would step on the court since I thought he wanted to get out of the game forever. He hasn't really been retired long enough to want to get back in the game just for fun. Maybe he still has some competitive fire and has been inspired by the returns of McEnroe and Hingis.
aren't you late for fourth hour gym class my-add.
Testing the waters for the senior tour?
hey green god- wow, that was so funny!:roll:
Fantastic. I knew that Pete wouldn't stay away for very long. The past few years I was worried about him because he sounded all idle and burned out, playing lots of poker and being generally disinterested in the sport. I want him to take up commentating or to play on the senior tour, give something back to the sport.
Why doesn't Pete just get together with Edberg, Becker, Courier etc once in a while for a hit?
Or even join the local country club?
Does he really need to enter an ATP event just to play some tennis?
actually in the last couple of months he seems to be making more appearances everywhere. It seems like he hasn't been enjoying the lack of attention since the retirement. Let's see what happens. Pete for the US open?
What about a Wimby comeback?
That would be so awesome
I'm guessing they offered him an honorary membership at an fairly exclusive private golf club and that's part of the bargain.
Gotta love the hate on this board.
Green God, not everyone on this board is a 'jump on the bandwagon because he won the most Grand Slams' person. If you can't handle that fact then you should probably go elsewhere.
Isn't this the red clay event? Seems like a weird place for him to resurface. Maybe Mattress Man is handing him a nice appearance fee.
I wonder what will come of this.
I'd hate for him to come back and be a mediocre player compared to the competition increase.
He is just playing a random dude.
Sweet!! Right in my city! Now time to see if I can get tickets!!
could you inagine Sampras playing at Wimbledon??, and getting to the finals?
Well, I will be getting tickets for this!
That would require an extremely vivid imagination indeed, if not insanity.
At least this is just an exo on clay, and not a comeback as such by Sampras. Bet the opponent will be Roddick.
I wonder how much speed he would lose on his serve?Yeah, Roddick would be a nice opponent for Pete:mrgreen:
I expect sampras to be a little rusty, ist beeen a long time for him
Pete must have been encouraged by Johnny Mac's success this week in returning to the tour, and Pete's like what, 12 years younger?
I hope I get a chance to see him play again soon.
I call Shenanigans
2006 Player List
January 31, 2006
(select player name for bio information)
Robby Ginepri 18 USA
Taylor Dent 31 USA
Dmitry Tursunov 53 Russia
Jurgen Melzer 55 Austria
Paul Goldstein 68 USA
Vince Spadea 73 USA
Luis Horna 81 Peru
Kevin Kim 99 USA
Bobby Reynolds 92 USA
Mardy Fish USA
Mark Philippoussis Australia
Gugafan, a quote from the article: "Van Barry, director of tennis at River Oaks Country Club, said the contract hasn't yet been signed 'but all parties are on board. We very excited to be bringing Pete back to Houston.'" It's not official yet.
In 2004, both Jiri Novak and Hugo Armando were CO-CHAMPIONS...
What the hell happened there??
This is a big shocker to me. I wish I lived in Texas.
Finally! I too was wondering about Pete, playing poker and stuff, all done with tennis for a while. I guess he couldn't stay away for that long. He should have fun though, that's the point.
So what is this? Is this the mens claycourt championships? But an exhibition for Pete while the tournament is going on, or what?
Rain delay forces first ever Co-Champions to be named.
The 72nd Annual River Oaks tournament begins April 4, 2005
Bottom of the page mate
Who ever goes to this thing, can you PLEASE get pics of Sampras. I would be interested in what he wears and what racket he uses. I BEG YOU, GET PICS!!
Hard to believe Sampras would resurface to play on clay of all surfaces. Any more info on this?? It would be great to see Pete back even if he was playing on shag carpet.
I checked with Pete. This is just a promotion. Nothing else. Btw he regularly checks out this msg board!!
I hear he still plays regularly for fun with Alex O'Brien who lives nearby. Gotta stay in shape to look good in LA.
I know this is a long shot.......but....could Pete be looking for another match up against Roger? You can't say no for sure...and I can't say yes for sure. We all know Pete has a lot of pride. For all those people that believe Pete has stopped playing tennis altogether after his retirement I say "C'mon" and "You cannot be serious!"
Right...when did you talk to him?
someone tape it and host it on a server
Wow. Please someone tape it. Also where did you learn that sampras visits this board?
Word is that he's been in top secret training in South America the last 3 years. Clearly the RG thing is hurting big time in retirement and Pete knows that if he could just squeeze out one RG title his record will be immune to Federer. It's the start of the big comeback trail to RG 2006. Expect to see him on court with a Babolat, bandana and huge fist pumps like you've never seen. Apparently he needed a complete break from the game to hit the gym to look good in a "wife beater" and re-engineer his game to a 16oz Bab oversize strung at 33lbs with kevlar. Go Pete ....
jings, that post made me crack up. you outta be a sports writer. is this tournament really an exhibition of some sort? there is a draw with prize money isn't there? are there no ATP points involved? I'm really gonna try to make it to this one also if the tickets aren't too tough to get a hold of.
River Oaks is a terrific event -- a bit high-end, as it's a very posh section of Houston. But it's a nice little event. I'm just surprised that Pete will come back to play an event on CLAY.
I went to a few sessions at River Oaks a few years ago when the USA (including Pete) played Spain in Davis Cup, on grass, at the Mattress Mac venue. Both events were being played at the same time. Maybe Pete got a chance to check out River Oaks while he was there????
The tournament is on the ATP calendar. But from the wording of this announcement, Sampras would just be playing an exhibition. And for all we know he'll just walk out and rally for a few minutes. I can't believe some of you are making this out to be a huge deal.
Jings, that's Post Of The Month Material.
Clay's a good surface for Sampras to surface on.
It's a no lose situation. It's easier on the body, slows things down a bit so he can get a read on the ball, plus if he wins, then he did good on clay. If he loses, people will say, it's Sampras on clay......
River Oaks only has clay courts? Any chance they'll set up a hard-court just for his exhibition match?
He has Roland-Garros in sight. I can feel his energy!!
Wow! I was just wondering about this today while watching McEnroe play. "What does Pete Sampras do all day?" I thought it was because he is sick and tired of tennis now, but maybe not. It'll be very interesting to hear about his game now. Maybe he and Federer can play an exhibition one day. And I'm sure Agassi is itching to show Sampras how his game is holding up these days.
Hehe, ego protection eh?
Yeah, awesome as in "Pete lost once again in the first round to a household name swiss player George Bastle in the fifth". Cant wait to relive THAT moment of Pete's glory.
Our Wishes Have Been Answered!!
Pete Has About 5 More Years Of Tennis Ahead Of Him...
I Hope He Considers Rg.....
He Did Win The Italian Open.
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