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Sampras's career of grit and low-key stardom

Last updated on: August 26, 2003 20:48 IST
  August 26, 2003 | 18:00 IST


Pete Sampras's career of grit and low-key stardom

Until the past few years, when the Pete Sampras story resembled a soap opera - the aging warrior under the siege of time and his own records - millions of Americans had no clue about what made this guy such absorbing TV.

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