Pete Sampras is a Legend

14 majors, 6-years finished at #1, 7 Wimbledon titles & 5 US Open titles add up to one important legend of the game.  The crowd appreciated his exhibition doubles outing a great deal. The show must go on! Pete Sampras & Novak Djokovic vs. Tommy Haas & John McEnroe 😱#BNPPO19 pic.twitter.com/lHhjMavH3K — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour)…

Another Becker Classic – Sampras v Becker ATP World Championship 1996

I will get my WTA awards out before New Year’s Eve, but I thought posting anything not Dick Enberg related would have been poor form.  Life has gotten busier since then. This match was an example that huge serving and power tennis could be wildly entertaining.  Becker was coming back from a wrist injury earlier in…

My 5 Favorite Memories of Louis Armstrong Stadium – Part 1*

* I’ve written a fair amount about Jimmy Connors as well as his 1991 US Open run so I won’t use any Jimmy Connors matches. Honorable Mention:  1987 John McEnroe d. Slobodan Zivojinovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 McEnroe went bonkers during the match.  “Bobo” was a player I liked to watch due to his crushing…

US Open Memories: Rafter vs. Sampras 1998

This was a great match and maybe one of the last great clashes between two guys making their way toward the net with great frequency.  Before tennis conditions began to slow down and strings began to make passing shots easier to hit, some attacking players were serve and then volley if necessary players.  Sampras and…

Rafa Gives a Lesson in Sportsmanship

It came to my attention today that Rafael Nadal cried with joy when Roger Federer won Roland Garros in 2009.  Given that Nadal is tied for 2nd on the all-time list of male Grand Slam winners and that Roger Federer is 1st on that list, it seems like a generous outlook from Rafa.  Competitors look…