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Sampras praises Agassi
July 11, 2011 @ 6:51 PM

 

WITH ELLIOTT HARRIS eharris@suntimes.com July 10, 2011 7:08PM

Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras have something in common — other than their apparent feuding on and off the tennis court.Agassi was inducted Saturday into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a place that already includes Sampras.Both are part of...
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EIGHT-TIME GRAND SLAM CHAMPION JIMMY CONNORS ADDED TO CHAMPIONS SERIES TOUR THIS FALL
July 07, 2011 @ 4:44 PM

Hall of Famer to Compete in Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia

Connors to Join Sampras, Agassi, McEnroe, Courier and Other Legends in 12 City Tour

 

NEW YORK, (July 6, 2011) -- InsideOut Sports + Entertainment announced today that eight time singles grand slam champion Jimmy Connors will be joining the upcoming revamped Champions...
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Nadal’s foot injury not serious; he’ll play in QFs
June 29, 2011 @ 2:13 PM

By HOWARD FENDRICH

 

WIMBLEDON, England - Give Uncle Toni credit for honesty.

Toni Nadal, Rafael's uncle and coach, watched Wimbledon's defending champion put in about an hour of practice on a left foot that's not as seriously injured as first feared, then offered this assessment...
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Sampras Sees No. 1 Nadal Eclipsing His Mark of 14 Grand Slam Tennis Titles
June 28, 2011 @ 9:11 PM

By Eben Novy-Williams -

Jun 28, 2011 1:49 PM ET

 

Pete Sampras said Rafael Nadal will eclipse his total of 14 Grand Slam tennis titles and perhaps challenge Roger Federer’s mark, the only one higher in...
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Sampras on marquee – The tennis legend is coming back to play for the Breakers July 9 at The Tennis Club Newport Beach
June 27, 2011 @ 1:33 PM

June 16, 2011|By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com

 

Pete Sampras seemingly has little in common with Dirk Nowitzki.

But at about the time Sampras began carving out a legacy as one of the greatest tennis players of all time in the early 1990s, Nowitzki was winning junior tennis tournaments in his native Germany.

Nowitzki eventually...
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“Fire and Ice” See Borg-Mac on HBO now and watch them play again on the Champions Series this fall
June 15, 2011 @ 1:34 PM

Buzz and boos greeted Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe as they marched onto Centre Court on July 5, 1980 at 2 p.m. for the Wimbledon final. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder for the traditional pre-match photo as competitors—with comfort zones as disparate as their...
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A Funhouse of Mirrors – The Jim Courier Interview
May 19, 2011 @ 7:12 PM

by Bill Simons

 

Candid, smart, on the edge, unafraid and almost cocky: there are many ways to describe America’s thoughtful new Davis Cup captain. Here Jim Courier talks about American culture, Davis Cup, how to change the game, and from Roger Federer and Andre Agassi to Andy Roddick and Rafael Nadal.

INSIDE...
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Tennis champions to strut their stuff at United Center in October
May 17, 2011 @ 8:40 PM

By Tina Akouris

 

Pro tennis is returning to Chicago with the revamped Champions Series, which will come to the United
Center in October.The Chicago stop Oct. 20 is part of a 12-city tour for pros older than 30 who have won Grand Slam titles. Those scheduled to participate in Chicago...
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John McEnroe and Other Tennis Greats Headed to Seattle for Champions Cup
May 12, 2011 @ 4:31 PM

  • By Andrew Eide
  • Travel to any park in the Seattle area and you will find people playing and enjoying the game of tennis. It is fun, great exercise and something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. As popular as tennis is in Seattle, rarely...
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    Champions Series will bring tennis greats to Verizon Center
    May 11, 2011 @ 2:14 PM

    By Liz Clarke

     

    There was a time, a decade or two ago, when an uncommonly gifted generation of American men so dominated tennis that it seemed they simply took turns hoisting the trophy at Grand Slam events.

    The hard-serving Pete Sampras was peerless on Wimbledon’s grass. Jim Courier’s gritty resolve translated beautifully...
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    Stars to hold court in Minneapolis
    May 10, 2011 @ 3:07 PM

    MICHAEL RAND , Star Tribune

     

     

    Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and John McEnroe were part of the 1992 U.S. Davis Cup team that beat Sweden in the semifinals at Target Center on the way to a championship.

    Nearly 20 years later, they will be back at that same venue -- albeit in a...
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    Tennis champions to play event in HSBC Arena
    May 09, 2011 @ 1:59 PM

    By Amy Moritz

     

    In his 23-year career there aren't many places where Jim Courier has not played tennis. That's precisely why he's looking forward to getting out the racket in Buffalo later this year.

    Courier will bring The Champions Series to HSBC Arena on Oct. 22, playing with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and...
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    Agassi to return to Champions Series in September
    May 07, 2011 @ 8:30 AM

    BY STEVE CARP
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

     

    Andre Agassi has enjoyed the experience of being a father to his two children. But he also has missed entertaining tennis fans since retiring in 2006.

    Now the Las Vegas legend will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds. Agassi will participate in...
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