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Pete Sampras Net Worth

Pete Sampras Net Worth is
$150 Million

Pete Sampras Bio/Wiki 2018

Pete Sampras is a professional tennis player from America, once ranked as world No.1. Beginning in 1993, for six years Sampras has been yearend number one player. Just Roger Federer, a Swiss tennis player now ranked World No. 3, has managed to replicate this Open Era record. He’s widely seen to be among the best sportsmen in his area. To support such standing, Pete holds fourteen Grand Slam titles.

Pete Sampras Net Worth $150 Million

Pete was born in Maryland, in a family group of Georgia and Sammy Sampras. His gift for sports, which eventually fostered Pete Sampras net worth the astonishing heights, unfolded when the lad was 3 year old. That year, while searching the cellar, Pete came across a vintage tennis racket. He spent the the majority of these months playing “one on one” against the wall. He began training even more intensively in the age of 7, when the Sampras went to reside to the South. During his youth Pete was the greatest admirer of Rod Laver. For those that don’t remember this name, Rod is a former professional tennis player from Australia, broadly called the sportsman holding most singles titles in tennis history. In the age 11 Pete got his best wish fulfilled: he met Laver and shared a game with him.

Pete Sampras net worth increase gained impetus in 1988, when a 16-year old turned professional. Although he failed to win his first professional match against Sammy Giammalva, only one week after he got the better of two top forty players. This is an impressive entry to get a son his age. Sampras finished the subsequent year ranked World No. 81 and increased to the fifth place by the end of the 1990. That year he also won the US Open for the very first time. Pete was after successful at the exact same tournament in 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2002. Among his other accomplishments were winning the French and Australian Open, along with Wimbledon, Tour Finals and Olympic Games in 1992. How about his private life?

Full NamePete Sampras
Net Worth$150 Million
Salary$150 million
Date Of BirthAugust 12, 1971
Place Of BirthPotomac, Maryland, United States
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight170 lbs (77 kg)
ProfessionAthlete, Tennis player
EducationPalos Verdes High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBridgette Wilson (m. 2000)
ChildrenRyan Nikolaos Sampras, Christian Charles Sampras
ParentsGeorgia Sampras, Sam Sampras
SiblingsMarion Sampras, Gus Sampras, Stella Sampras
NicknamesPeter Sampras, Petros Sampras, Pistol Pete
AwardsBest Male Tennis Player ESPY Award, Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award, Best Moment ESPY Award
NominationsLaureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
MoviesLegends of Wimbledon: Pete Sampras, Wimbledon 2000 Final: Sampras vs. Rafter, Wimbledon: Record Breakers
1I've worked hard my whole life, since I was a little kid. But now it's a point in my life now where I can just enjoy it, but at the same time I still need to work.
2It's not easy to retire at 31. In one respect I was glad I was done. But after a few years of having fun, I got a little restless. When you're 33, 34, and you don't have a focus, you can get kind of lost. As a man, you feel a little bit unfulfilled.
3People know me. I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there. I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central. I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity.
4When I committed to playing a little tennis in some exhibitions, it was the best thing for me. It got me in shape. It got me out of the house. It got me doing something I love to do.
5If Davis Cup was a little bit less or once every two years, I would be more inclined to play. But the way it is now, it is too much tennis for me.
6Tennis is seen all around the world; if I am home or anywhere in the country, United States, people will stare.
7Where I fall down is my short game. I don't practice enough, and when I have to take a half swing from 50 yards out, that's trouble.
8After I went through two years of not winning an event, what kept me going was winning one more major. Once I won that last U.S. Open, I spent the next six months trying to figure out what was next. Slowly my passion for the sport just vanished. I had nothing left to prove.
9Andre Agassi was my rival in the '90s, and I think as we got older we sort of transcended the game. He was probably the best player I ever played over my career. There's a list of players that were tough, but Andre, certainly, he was the most unique.
10I could be a jerk and get a lot more publicity, but that's not who I am.
11I don't look at myself as a historical icon, but the reality of it is, yeah, I am playing for history now.
12I loved Wimbledon and what it meant, but the surface felt uncomfortable. I just didn't like it, I was a hard-court guy, a Californian kid.
13I'm staying in shape, working out.
14I've been into golf, trying to get into the gym to stay somewhat fit. I've got two boys now, they're active kids.
15Golfers are forever working on mechanics. My tennis swing hasn't changed in 10 years.
16You kind of live and die by the serve.
17I am going to hold serve the majority of the time. It is nice to have a little time to return serve.
18It is nice to walk out on a court to have it packed.
19In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win. Not in golf. I played three rounds in that Tahoe event, and I was drained. Mentally, not physically.
20There's always one shot that I can rely on when I'm not hitting the ball that well, is my serve.
21When you retire you want to get as far away as possible from the game for a couple of years.
22It's not my place to tell you whom to vote for, to take any political stand, to tell you what religion to believe in. I'm an athlete. I can influence certain things, but when I see other athletes and celebrities telling you whom to vote for, I actually get a bit offended.
23People wrote me off, but I believed in myself. I got the confidence back, and it grew and grew. I won my first major and my last at the place that changed my life.
24I don't know how I do it, I really don't.
25For so long people have just taken what I do for granted. It is not easy to do year-in, year-out, to win Grand Slams and be No. 1.
26I can't just wake up and watch TV and do nothing. I need a day off working out, seeing the wife, play a little golf, see my kids.
27I did it my way, and I have no regrets when I look back on my career that it was just a big focus for me.
28I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.
29Retirement is a work in progress. I try to figure out my day, and what I know about myself is that I need structure.
30The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.
31I never wanted to be the great guy or the colorful guy or the interesting guy. I wanted to be the guy who won titles.
32I hate to lose, and I do whatever I can to win, and if it is ugly, it is ugly.
33I've got a great wife, a great life.
34All I cared about in tennis was winning.
1Release of the book, "Sports Great Pete Sampras" by Victoria Sherrow. [1996]
2Release of his book, "A Champion's Mind: Lessons From a Life in Tennis" by Pete with Peter Bodo. [2008]
3His Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Roger Federer in 2001 marked the only time the two ever competed against each other while both were on the ATP tour. Sampras has played exhibition matches against Federer since retiring.
4Dated actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley for a time in the late 1990s.
5To date (2008), his seven Wimbledon singles wins are still a world record. He won in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000. His winning streak was only briefly interrupted in 1996 when Dutchman Richard Krajicek snatched the title from him. 1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980, and Federer: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007.
6Brother-in-law of Tracy Wilson.
8His wife, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, gave birth to a boy, Ryan Nikolaos (born July 29, 2005 in Los Angeles).
9Won the 2002 U.S. Open, his record 14th Grand Slam title and never played in another tournament again after that. Repeatedly pulled out of tournaments in 2003 before finally announcing his retirement after Wimbledon. His Wimbledon victory in 2000 and his 2002 U.S. Open win turned out to be his last two career tournament titles.
10Upon the birth of son Christian, London bookmakers gave the baby a 2,000-1 shot to beat Sampras's arch-rival Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf's son, Jaden Gil, in a Wimbledon final.
11First child, a son Christian Charles, born on November 21st 2002, to him and his wife Bridgette Wilson-Sampras.
12Youngest ever men's U.S. Open champion in 1990; he won the title almost a month after his 19th birthday.
13Grand Slam titles: Australisn Open (1994, 1997), Wimbledon (1993-1995, 97-2000), and U.S. Open (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 2002).
14Tied with William Renshaw for most Wimbledon titles (seven) and with Jimmy Connors for most U. S. Open titles (five)
15His parents had only attended one other of his matches (due to nervousness watching him play in person) until attending his Wimbledon title match in 2000. The other match was his 1992 U.S. Open final loss to Stefan Edberg.
16First player ever to serve over 1,000 aces in a pro season in 1993.
17Finished as the #1-ranked ATP men's player a record six seasons in a row from 1993 to 1998.
18Has won the prestigious Wimbledon a record 7 times. Shares the record with Roger Federer.
19The most successful tennis player of his generation.
20Has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, a record for men that only Roger Federer has beaten. Margaret Smith Court holds the all-time record with 24 Slam single titles.


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