Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi 1990 US Open Finals

25 Years Ago, Sampras Beat Agassi for his 1st Grand Slam Title

Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi were very familiar with one another from an early age. In 1980 when Sampras was 9 and Agassi 10, both were undersized, talented tennis kids when the met for the first time. Fast forward 10 years later and the two Americans were facing each other in the 1990 US Open …

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Pete Sampras in Nike Air Max2 Sweep

Pete Sampras Wins 1994 Wimbledon in Something Other Than Oscillates

Yes the title is a little misleading since Tinker Hatfield hadn’t designed the Air Oscillate yet, but that doesn’t make the statement untrue. Nike’s most popular tennis player of all time is? Andre Agassi, hands down. But Nike’s other major American star, Pete Sampras, had more titles. For many, that is all that matters (cue …

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Nike Guerilla Tennis featuring Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras

Nike Guerilla Tennis featuring Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras

The reason I am into sneakers is thanks to Andre Agassi and Nike. Short of telling my life story, I was a very stereotypical short, bowl-cut sporting, asian kid who was decent at tennis. What was not typical was my intrigue by the brash, neon-color loving, long-haired player Andre Agassi. During this same time period …

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