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Pete Sampras Can Play The 2012 Olympics At Wimbledon

Pete Sampras has still got “it.”

Watching Pete Sampras dominate at Madison Square Garden last night, it was remarkable how well he moved around the court and served so explosively throughout his two set 63 75 victory against arch-nemesis and friend Andre Agassi. Even the A-Train remarked after that the Sampras serve was the same as he remembers it used to be.

Playing with a what appeared to be blacked-out Babolat racquet (Pete used a Babolat at last week’s exo in San Jose against Gael Monfils), Sampras looked surprisingly formidable at age 39. Everything still seemed to be there for him, and he might actually even have added confidence with this new technological weaponry and stringing. Pete was so strong that you have to wonder how he might fare on his preferred surface – the grass courts at the All England Club at Wimbledon.

The 2012 Olympics will be staged there next summer and based on what we saw last night in New York, I believe Sampras could very well be America’s best hope to win a medal.

Sampras is 39 – the same age Jimmy Connors was when he made his unforgettable historic run at the 1989 U.S. Open.

Does Pete Sampras have one last hurrah left in his potent right shoulder?

Hie might.

1 comment

  • Johnny · March 1, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Has anybody found out what this “blacked-out” Babolat racket is? Or, maybe it is a Wilson?

    Thanks for any information.



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