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  1. Tennis: Pete Sampras spreading the wisdom

    Joel Drucker

    After years of commanding the tennis kingdom with his perfectly sculpted game, Pete Sampras is leaving behind a trail of words that we should all pay attention to.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  2. U.S. Open: 2010 tournament is an occasion for anniversaries

    Joel Drucker

    It's the start of a new decade, which means we should be able to expect -- for reasons that no one can quite explain -- the inevitable triggering of another historic U.S. Open occasion.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2010
  3. Why Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi struggle to coexist

    Joel Drucker

    Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are as gracious toward each other as they are competitive. So why don't Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi share the same reverence?

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2010
  4. Mount Rushmore's four titans

    Joel Drucker

    Following grueling vetting and scrutinizing, here's why the quartet of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of tennis.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2009
  5. Joel Drucker: Pete Sampras can relate to Roger Federer's sorrows

    Joel Drucker

    If Roger Federer has a kindred spirit, it's Pete Sampras. The Grand Slam king not only appreciates Federer's dedication to greatness, but also painfully shares his tribulations.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2009
  6. Graf's "Golden Slam" arguably the greatest season in history

    Joel Drucker

    Pete Sampras led a quartet of American players who would all leave an indelible mark. But the third decade of the Open era was highlighted by a thoroughly dominating Steffi Graf, writes Joel Drucker.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2008
  7. He's got game, but Sampras content with new life

    Joel Drucker

    His world-class mechanics propelled him to a record 14 Grand Slam titles and six straight years ranked No. 1. Today, Pete Sampras can still strut his stuff, but don't be fooled -- retirement is that much better.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  8. Davis Cup moments: From Sampras to Stan Smith

    Joel Drucker

    From Pete Sampras' collapse on clay to Mikhail Youzhny's 2002 comeback, Joel Drucker lists five of the more notable Davis Cup moments in the Open era.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2007
  9. Revolution in string technology changing sport's dynamic

    Joel Drucker

    Pete Sampras' mantra was simple: Grip it and rip it. That style of tennis -- pure attacking power -- has gone by the wayside. The technological advancement in strings has drastically changed the game for the world's top players.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2007
  10. New tennis Hall of Famers share more than you think

    Joel Drucker

    Pete Sampras was graceful and powerful. He was committed to excellence. By contrast, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario was the quintessential fighter -- the little engine that could. On Saturday, they'll have one commonality: induction into the Tennis Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2007