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12 Nov 1997: Pete plays a backhand
volley during his straight sets victory over Greg Rusedski of Great Britain
in the second round robin match at the A.T.P. Tour World Championships
in Hanover, Germany.
Sampras has one more job
to cap another great year
Eight tournament victories, two Grand Slam titles and a fifth straight
year as the world's No. 1 player. What else is left for Pete Sampras to
accomplish in 1997?
Winning the Davis Cup, that's what.
Sampras will lead the United States against Sweden in the Davis Cup
final on a fast indoor surface at Goteborg, Sweden, Nov. 28-30. In three
previous trips to Goteborg, the United States has won only once. (the
Pete Sampras is tennis perfection -- that ideal blend of flawless technique
and positive personality the game has longed for many a season. His easy-going
nature and aggressive serve-and-volley style win him fans as well as Grand
Slam titles. Pete continuously demonstrates why he has been the undisputed
number one player in the world for five straight years. Sampras, who has
won 10 Grand Slam crowns, joins Borg as the only player to win at least
one Grand Slam title in five straight years. He has captured four Wimbledon
titles, four U.S. Opens and two Australian Opens. 1997 marked his 10th
season on the ATP Tour.
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