48 years old (Born on August 12, 1971)
American tennis player; He is famous from Winner of 14 Grand Slams.Grand Slam titles: Australisn Open (1994, 1997), Wimbledon (1993-95, 97-2000), and U.S. Open (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 2002). First child, a son Christian Charles, born on November 21st 2002, to him and his wife Bridgette Wilson. Won 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. Has won the prestigious Wimbledon a record 7 times. The most successful tennis player of his generation.
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Fun Facts About Pete Sampras
His 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.
First player ever to serve over 1,000 aces in a pro season in 1993.
To date (2007), Sampras's 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. Though Sampras's record is truly remarkable, Swede champ 'Bjorn Borg' holds the world record for the most consecutive Wimbledon titles, in total, five: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980.
Tied with William Renshaw for most Wimbledon titles (seven) and with Jimmy Connors for most U. S. Open titles (five)
Has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, a record for men. Margaret Smith Court holds the all-time record with 24 Slam single titles.
Youngest ever men's U.S. Open champion in 1990; he won the title almost a month after his 19th birthday.
Dated actress Kimberly Williams for a time in the late 1990s.
His wife, Bridgette Wilson, gave birth to a boy, Ryan Nikolaos (born July 29, 2005 in Los Angeles).
Brother-in-law of Tracy Wilson.
Upon 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.
Finished as the #1-ranked ATP men's player a record six seasons in a row from 1993 to 1998.