Google Down the Line!: Just like old times: Pete edges Andre in Macao exo

Monday, October 26, 2009

Just like old times: Pete edges Andre in Macao exo

Tennis legends Pete Sampras + Andre Agassi renewed their historic rivalry for an exhibition match in Macao this past weekend.

And it seems they picked up where the left off: Pete defeated Andre 3-6, 6-3, 10-8. Their last pro match was the 2002 US Open final when Pete grabbed his then-record setting 14th major title over his great rival.

The Las Vegas natives ball-striking ability can still impress according to the 7-time Wimbledon champion:

Andre just hits the ball so cleanly, even after being retired for three years. The pace of his shots was very heavy.

Pete's legendary skills at the net haven't seemed to dull over the years, either:
Pete's hands are the same as they've always been. He has great feel for the ball. He surprised me with the number of pickups he made out there. It was like it just came very naturally.

Last year, Pete defeated Roger Federer in Macao during the last match of their Asian exo series.

(Photos: AP)


  1. I can only think of one thing...



  2. *wakes up from forty-eight hour nap*
    Thank God I missed this match. Pete is still in Andre's head. Damn you, Sampras! *shakes angry fist*

  3. babz: I'm assuming that's the guy in the photos not named Agassi or Sampras. Big fan much?

    natch: true enough. must be frustrating though they pay out will probably help soothe the pain.

  4. Funny that Aaron was also the first person I noticed in the last pic...& I'm not even that big of a fan, lol. I think he's a big fan of tennis though, I remember when Ana visited Hong Kong a while ago Aaron talked about having met her personally & they talked about tennis wholeheartedly.


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