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SAMPRAS WINS STAPLES CHAMPIONS CUP IN BOSTON
October 20, 2012 @ 12:43 AM

BOSTON, MA (Oct. 19, 2012) – Pete Sampras continued his impressive play in the early stages of the 2012 PowerShares Series by using his powerful serve to win the Staples Champions Cup at the TD Garden Friday night, with a 6-1 triumph over John McEnroe in the championship match.

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SAMPRAS NOTCHES FIRST TITLE OF THE SEASON AT CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE IN DETROIT
October 19, 2012 @ 6:45 AM

DETROIT, MI (Oct. 18, 2012) – Pete Sampras rebounded nicely from a tough loss in Chicago and used his powerful service game to capture the Champions Challenge at the Palace of Auburn Hills Thursday night, with an 8-4 triumph over Ivan Lendl in the championship match.  It was Sampras’ first...
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DETROIT NEWS: PETE SAMPRAS EXCITES CROWD AT THE PALACE
October 19, 2012 @ 6:29 AM

Auburn Hills — Pete Sampras couldn't take his eyes off the scoreboard at The Palace while it played highlights of his 1993 Wimbledon victory over then-No. 1 Jim Courier.

He stood, raised his right index finger.

And the crowd cheered.

Sampras defeated Courier in the semifinals of the PowerShares Series event Thursday night,...
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THE SEATTLE TIMES: SAMPRAS WINS IN MICHIGAN
October 19, 2012 @ 1:38 AM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. —

Pete Sampras beat Ivan Lendl 8-4 on Thursday night in the PowerShares Series' Champions Challenge at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Sampras rebounded from a loss to John McEnroe in Chicago on Wednesday night.

In the semifinals, Sampras beat Jim Courier 6-4, and Lendl edged McEnroe, 7-6 (6).

 

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: PETE SAMPRAS USES BIG SERVE TO WIN POWERSHARES TOURNEY AT PALACE
October 19, 2012 @ 12:12 AM

Four legends responsible for 33 Grand Slam tennis titles and more than 250 singles victories were at the Palace on Thursday night in the PowerShares series. Detroit was the third stop for Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Jim Courier, and Pistol Pete proved too much for the competition, beating...
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TENNIS.COM: Q&A WITH PETE SAMPRAS – THE MAN STILL WANTS TO WIN
October 18, 2012 @ 9:04 PM

Today, a guest post from Spin friend John Ziza of Chicago. Enjoy, all ye regular readers, and you newbies, too.

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Pete Sampras doesn’t let a little thing like retirement stop him from playing competitive tennis. Last night, he hooked up with fellow retirees John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Jim Courier for...
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TENNIS WORLD: ATP CHAMPIONS – MCENROE BEATS SAMPRAS TO WIN TITLE
October 18, 2012 @ 8:54 PM

John McEnroe came from behind to beat Pete Sampras and won the second event of the 2012 PowerShares Series. McEnroe came from a 4-7 deficit to score a 8-7 (4) victory over Sampras.  This was McEnroe’s first title of the season in his second appearance.

 

“I’m definitely going to savor this one...
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MCENROE RALLIES LATE TO WIN POWERSHARES QQQ CHALLENGE IN CHICAGO
October 18, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

CHICAGO, IL (Oct. 17, 2012) – In the second event of the 2012 PowerShares Series, John McEnroe staged an incredible late rally, defying age and a 7-4 deficit to earn a hard-fought 8-7 (4) victory over Pete Sampras in the championship match of the PowerShares QQQ Challenge, presented by Cancer...
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DETROIT FREE PRESS: POWERING UP WITH FORMER TENNIS CHAMPIONS AT THE PALACE
October 17, 2012 @ 11:28 AM

Four former world No. 1-ranked tennis players will compete at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Palace as part of the PowerShares Series Champions Classic.

Jim Courier will face Pete Sampras in one semifinal, while John McEnroe will face Ivan Lendl in the other semifinal. The format gives some of the best...
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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: MCENROE HASN’T LOST DESIRE IN LEGENDS TOURNAMENTS
October 16, 2012 @ 9:39 PM

Time in the television booth as a commentator might have helped John McEnroe realize that he no longer has the endurance to compete with tennis’ best.

But that doesn’t mean his competitive drive has waned. McEnroe will join Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Ivan Lendl in the PowerShares Series on Wednesday at...
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COMCAST SPORTSNET CHICAGO INTERVIEWS JIM COURIER
October 16, 2012 @ 5:13 PM

Tennis legend Jim Courier on CTL:
Jim Courier talks about the current state of American Tennis and the Senior Tour event he's currently in Chicago playing in.

 

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720 WGN: THE VOICE OF CHICAGO PODCAST WITH JOHN MCENROE
October 16, 2012 @ 3:29 PM

October 16, 2012

 

Click below to listen to WGN's talk with John McEnroe yesterday!
McEnroe Interview 10-16

 

Or you can listen to it on the WGN website here.

 

John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Ivan Lendl will all be playing at the United Center in Chicago...
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DAILY NEWS-SUN: TENNIS LEGENDS SERVE TIPS TO FANS AT SURPRISE CLINIC
October 16, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

SURPRISE, AZ -- Laura Towers watched as her daughter, Victoria, hit tennis balls with Grand Slam champion Michael Chang Saturday afternoon at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. Victoria, 17, was chosen to participate in a clinic with Chang and other pros several hours before the Cancer Treatment Centers of America...
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