Famous male tennis player: Pete Sampras

Famous male tennis player: Pete Sampras

The record for the most number of Men’s singles titles in the history of professional tennis (before Roger Federer) was held by one of the greatest tennis players of our times, Pete Sampras. Sampras was born in the capital of the United States of America, Washington D.C., in 1971. He had an amazing run over the period of his 15-year career when he won a record number of Grand Slam titles. He won 2 Australian Opens, 7 Wimbledon’s, and 5 U.S. Opens. He was at his fluent best on hard courts where the ball would be travelling around at a good pace. He was referred to as the “King of Swing” due to the amount of air-turn which his serves would exhibit. Sampras retired from professional tennis in 2002 when he played his last top-level game. He was crowned no. 1 at the year-end rankings for a record six years which was the greatest at that point in time and came a close third of all time. Sampras was named as the greatest tennis player to have played from 1965 to 2005 by Tennis Magazine. He got his due recognition when inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007.

Sampras was known for his cool temperament and was hardly thrashing his racquet around or showing any expression on his face. His cool and calm attitude made him one of the most favorite tennis players of all time. He is happily married to Bridgette Wilson.

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