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Former World #1 Pete Sampras was born on 12 August 1971, with the name Petros Sampras. Pete Sampras' career lasted for 15 years during which he appeared in 52 events and claimed 14 Grand Slam men's singles victories.
Sampras, during his career, also set a record by staying number one on ATP rankings, for six years in a row. Throughout his career Sampras have been able to win singles title at Wimbledon seven times, just like William Renshaw did.
Apart from that in US open Sampras claimed five victories for Men's Singles Title. Tennis Hall of Famer was cited in the top five men in the Tennis history by Bud Collins. Sampras was induced in Tennis Hall of Fame on July 17, 2007. Sampras played till 2005.
Son to Sammy and Georgia Sampras, Pete Sampras was born in Washington D.C on August 12, 1971. Sampras' father was of Jewish and Greek descent while his mother was of Greek Descent and was a Greek immigrant as well.
All through his upbringing Sampras was highly influenced by the Greek Culture, which is why Sampras also attended Greek Orthodox Church.
Even in his early ages Sampras was fond of sports and gave the indications of great athletic ability. Sampras interest in Tennis started growing more as he found a racquet lying in the basement of his home, and started hitting the ball with the racquet against the wall.
Later when Sampras was 7 years of age, he along with his family moved to Palos Verdes, California in 1978, where climate was warm enough to let Sampras play more tennis than he did before. Rod Laver was Sampras' role model and tennis idol, and by the time he was 11 years of age, he even got a chance to play with Rod Laver.
Sampras talent in tennis was discovered by Pete Fischer, as his family joined Peninsula Racquet Club. Since then, Sampras was coached by Fischer, till 1989.
Sampras' two handed back handed was changed to one handed under the advise of his coach Fischer, with an intention of increasing his chances of winning the Wimbledon.
One of the most memorable matches from the 15 year long career of Sampras was perhaps his match against Agassi in 2001 US Open. During the entire match, there were no breaks of serve and after it was all over, Sampras came out victorious.
Rivalry among Sampras and Agassi didn't start as the both made it in to the Professional tennis. It goes all the way back to 1979 when Agassi at the age of nine and Sampras at the age of eight faced each other in a Junior Tournament that was held in Northridge, California.
After his retirement in 2005, Sampras played his first exhibition match on April 6, 2006, where he was facing Robby Ginepri in Houston Texas.
The match, however, was won by Ginepri. In the following year Sampras lost first three exhibition matches to Roger Federer. Sampras again lost to Federer two days later but he was able to win the last match of the series, against Federer.