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Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras
Personal information
NamePete Sampras
CountryUnited States
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1988
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize moneyUS$ 43,280,489
Int. Tennis HOF2007
Career record762 � 222 (77.44%)
Career titles64
Highest rankingNo. 1 (April 12, 1993)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenW (1994, 1997)
French OpenSF (1996)
WimbledonW (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
US OpenW (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002)
Major tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999)
Olympic Games3R (1992)
Career record64 � 70
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 27 (February 12, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open2R (1989)
Wimbledon3R (1989)
US Open1R (1988, 1989, 1990)

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Petros "Pete" Sampras (-enˈsæmprəspron) (born August 12, 1971) is a retired American tennis player and former World No. 1. During his 15-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles and became recognized as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

Sampras debuted on the professional tour in 1988 and played his last top-level tournament in 2002 when he won the US Open, defeating rival Andre Agassi in the final. He was the year-end World No. 1 for six consecutive years (1993 � 1998), a record for the open era. His seven Wimbledon singles championships is a record shared with William Renshaw. He spent 286 weeks at number 1, the most of any player. His five US Open singles titles is an open-era record shared with former World No. 1 players Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer. He won five ATP World Tour Finals, a record shared with Ivan Lendl and Federer. Sampras is the last American male to win Wimbledon (2000) and ATP World Tour Finals (1999).

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