Pete Sampras http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33699/all en Tennis-U.S. tennis mourns as San Jose Open bids farewell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/tennis-us-tennis-mourns-san-jose-open-bids-farewell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Matt Cronin</p> <p>SAN JOSE, California, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. tennis community mourned the loss of another ATP tournament on Sunday when the San Jose Open packed up and headed to Brazil after 125 years in California.</p> <p>The event was first played in 1889 and has included champions such as Fred Perry, Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick before Canada's Milos Raonic completed a hat-trick of wins on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/tennis-us-tennis-mourns-san-jose-open-bids-farewell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andre Agassi Pete Sampras Technology Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758690 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: All-time list of Grand Slam winners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/tennis-all-time-list-grand-slam-winners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal won his 12th Grand Slam title in the French Open on Sunday and joins Australian great Roy Emerson in joint third position on the all-time list behind only Roger Federer on 17 and Pete Sampras on 14 Here we list the men to have won five major titles or more:</p> <p> 17 - Roger Federer (SUI)</p> <p> 14 - Pete Sampras (USA)</p> <p> 12 - Roy Emerson (AUS), Rafael Nadal (ESP)</p> <p> 11 - Bjorn Borg (SWE), Rod Laver (AUS)</p> <p> 10 - Bill Tilden (USA)</p> <p> 8 - Ken Rosewell (USA), Fred Perry (GBR), Jimmy Connors (USA), Andre Agassi (USA), Ivan Lendl (CZE)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/tennis-all-time-list-grand-slam-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French Open Pete Sampras Tennis AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 22:31:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853824 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Ten years on, Federer faces historic Wimbledon bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/tennis-ten-years-federer-faces-historic-wimbledon-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten years after Roger Federer made his Grand Slam breakthrough at Wimbledon, the 17-time major winner returns to the All England Club next week as defending champion, but with the clock ticking.</p> <p>The Swiss put his growing army of critics firmly in their place in 2012 when, after back-to-back quarter-final defeats, he captured his seventh Wimbledon title, equalling the record of Pete Sampras.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/tennis-ten-years-federer-faces-historic-wimbledon-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Pete Sampras Rafael Nadal Religion Roger Federer Tennis AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:01:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5859431 at http://www.globalpost.com Forgotten man Bastl reveling in 'new career' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/forgotten-man-bastl-reveling-new-career <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Justin Palmer</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Scraping around the fringes of professional tennis, at tournaments in unglamorous locations, without umpires and ball boys and against players not old enough to remember his golden moment, George Bastl is determined for one last hurrah.</p> <p>At 38, the tennis journeyman who beat seven-times Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras in the second round in 2002 - still one of the greatest shocks of all time in grand slams - is not yet ready to bow out.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/forgotten-man-bastl-reveling-new-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Bastl Pete Sampras Sports Tennis Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:07:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5861330 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: All-time list of Grand Slam winners - men http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/tennis-all-time-list-grand-slam-winners-men <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>All-time list of men's Grand Slam winners ahead of the 2013 Wimbledon championship which gets underway at the All England Club on Monday:</p> <p>17 - Roger Federer (SUI)</p> <p>14 - Pete Sampras (USA)</p> <p>12 - Roy Emerson (AUS), Rafael Nadal (ESP)</p> <p>11 - Bjorn Borg (SWE), Rod Laver (AUS)</p> <p>10 - Bill Tilden (USA)</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Pete Sampras Rod Laver Tennis AFP Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:33:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5861859 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: All-time list of Grand Slam winners - men http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130622/tennis-all-time-list-grand-slam-singles-winners-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>All-time list of men's Grand Slam winners ahead of the 2013 Wimbledon championship which gets underway at the All England Club on Monday:</p> <p>17 - Roger Federer (SUI)</p> <p>14 - Pete Sampras (USA)</p> <p>12 - Roy Emerson (AUS), Rafael Nadal (ESP)</p> <p>11 - Bjorn Borg (SWE), Rod Laver (AUS)</p> <p>10 - Bill Tilden (USA)</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Pete Sampras Rod Laver Tennis AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:02:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5864749 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Federer faces down lessons of Wimbledon history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/tennis-federer-faces-down-lessons-wimbledon-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Roger Federer was confronting the collapse of his tennis world Thursday, desperate to avoid the Wimbledon fate suffered by his hero Pete Sampras, whose All England Club career ended in a punch-drunk haze.</p> <p>Federer's bid to become the first man to win the title eight times was ended by Russian literature fan Sergiy Stakhovsky, the world number 116, whose 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) second-round win has possibly ended one of the sport's greatest stories.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/tennis-federer-faces-down-lessons-wimbledon-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Pete Sampras Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:32:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5869119 at http://www.globalpost.com Nadal merits mention in all-time great debate - Sampras http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/nadal-merits-mention-all-time-great-debate-sampras <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Spaniard Rafael Nadal's name should be mentioned in any debate on the greatest tennis player of all time, according to former world number one Pete Sampras.</p> <p>American Sampras, owner of 14 grand slam titles, considers Swiss Roger Federer as the all-time best but was effusive in his praise for world number two Nadal.</p> <p>"... I would say that, with Rafa doing what he's been doing, he has an argument to be in the conversation," Sampras told thetennisspace.com.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/nadal-merits-mention-all-time-great-debate-sampras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pete Sampras Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:32:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5946454 at http://www.globalpost.com Seeding system makes the sport boring - Rosset http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131001/seeding-system-makes-the-sport-boring-rosset <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Chrystel Boulet-Euchin</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - Men's tennis is a dull affair between the same four players and the current seeding system is to blame, according to Switzerland's 1992 Olympic champion Marc Rosset.</p> <p>"What tennis is becoming scares me," said Rosset, who reached a career high world number nine in 1995 and has 15 ATP titles to his name.</p> <p>Rosset, now a pundit with a Swiss TV channel, added: "Everyone talks only about 'the Big Four, the Big Four'. It shows that tennis rests on only four players."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131001/seeding-system-makes-the-sport-boring-rosset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andre Agassi Disaster Human Interest Pete Sampras Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:18:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5949375 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Australian interest in International Premier Tennis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131220/tennis-australian-interest-international-premier-tennis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tennis Australia is investigating buying an Asian-based franchise in the planned lucrative International Premier Tennis League team tournament, a report said Friday.</p> <p>The IPTL, the brainchild of veteran Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi, is inspired by the television-friendly format of cricket's IPL in India and will have teams of six to 10 players compete for six franchises dotted across Asia.</p> <p>Like the IPL, international players would be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to represent city-based franchises, with the potential to disrupt the existing tennis calendar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131220/tennis-australian-interest-international-premier-tennis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andre Agassi Disaster Pete Sampras Tennis AFP Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:17:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6025408 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Australian Open briefs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140124/tennis-australian-open-briefs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A selection of brief stories from the Australian Open on Friday:</p> <p>Blistering forehand</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140124/tennis-australian-open-briefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pete Sampras Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:17:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6051774 at http://www.globalpost.com IPTL a no-go if it clashes with Thanksgiving: Agassi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140303/iptl-no-go-if-it-clashes-thanksgiving-agassi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Andre Agassi will snub the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) if it clashes with Thanksgiving, the former world number one said the day after being signed up by the Singapore franchise.</p> <p>The eight-times grand slam champion was named in Sunday's player draft for the new Asia-based event but said he had since learned the first match would clash with the November holiday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140303/iptl-no-go-if-it-clashes-thanksgiving-agassi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andre Agassi Pete Sampras Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:54:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6085616 at http://www.globalpost.com Agassi would like to solve Isner riddle, but in no rush to become a coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140303/agassi-would-solve-isner-riddle-no-rush-become-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - As a player Andre Agassi relied as much on a razor-sharp tennis brain as brute force to collect eight major titles and join a select band of players to complete a career grand slam.</p> <p>There was nothing he relished more, it seemed, than out-witting the heavy hitters with his lightning fast reflexes, early-struck returns and superior strategies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140303/agassi-would-solve-isner-riddle-no-rush-become-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andre Agassi Andre Agassi Disaster Pete Sampras Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:48:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6085853 at http://www.globalpost.com Ace at Queen's, now can Dimitrov be king of Wimbledon? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140616/ace-at-queens-now-can-dimitrov-be-king-wimbledon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - When Grigor Dimitrov grasped the Queen's Club trophy after winning the Aegon Championships on Sunday a quick glance at the names engraved on its plinth might have given him goose bumps.</p> <p>In edging past Spain's Feliciano Lopez in a gripping contest the 23-year-old Bulgarian, long-regarded as a future grand slam champion, etched his name alongside some of the greatest exponents of the grasscourt arts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140616/ace-at-queens-now-can-dimitrov-be-king-wimbledon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boris Becker Disaster Grigor Dimitrov Pete Sampras Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:03:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6177546 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Record-breaker Hewitt in no mood to call it quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/tennis-record-breaker-hewitt-no-mood-call-it-quits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lleyton Hewitt set a new record for playing the most five-set Grand Slam matches but insisted at 33 he felt fresh enough to carry on putting himself "through the wringer".</p> <p>The Australian veteran, playing his 16th Wimbledon, said quitting was "not something I think about" despite the exhausting toll it has taken on his body.</p> <p>The 2002 champion went out in the second round to Polish 15th seed Jerzy Janowicz on Friday in a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-3 defeat that was a gritty battle between two fierce competitors.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140627/tennis-record-breaker-hewitt-no-mood-call-it-quits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Lleyton Hewitt Lleyton Hewitt Pete Sampras Tennis AFP Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:47:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6189577 at http://www.globalpost.com