No More Sampras

NO MORE SAMPRAS….Pete Sampras is retiring. He hasn’t played a tournament for the past year, but he’s been dithering ever since about whether or not he was planning to play again. He’ll make his retirement official on Monday, the first day of the U.S. Open.

By my (possibly inaccurate) count, this means that there is only one serve-and-volleyer among the top 32 seeds at the Open. An era has truly ended.

I’m sorry to see Sampras go, but it’s been fun watching him for the past decade. He was one of the best.

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