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Positive action combined with positive thinking results in success, this line is very well proved by Retired American tennis player Pete Sampras who is also known as Pistol Pet.
Moreover, he is eminently known as one of the most famous players in the history of sports. In fact, he was the world’s no. 1 player for a long time. He gathered huge fame as the first man to win 14 Grand Slam singles titles.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 12 August 1971, this handsome personality has turned 51 years old. He seems enough tall with his height which is 185 centimeters and 6’1” in feet and inches. He seems very fit and healthy with a weight of 84 kilograms and 185 lbs in pounds.
His body measurements are 40 inches chest, 30 inches waist, and 14 inches biceps. He looks more amazing with his dark brown eyes and black hair.
According to the sources, Pete’s estimated net worth is $150 million approximately. He gathered all this through his 14-year-long career at the top of tennis, having participated in and won prestigious events like Wimbledon and Australian tournaments.
Moreover, he lives a very lavish and luxurious lifestyle with a collection of Porsche cars and a mansion in the Lake Sherwood area of Ventura County, California.
Education / Family
Born and growing up in Washington, D.C., the United States of America, Pete belongs to the Greece ethnicity. He is the loving and caring son of Georgia Sampras (Mother) and Soterios (Father).
His mother worked as a beautician at a local salon while his father worked as an aerospace engineer for the Department of Defense and was also a co-owner of a deli. As of his education, he never revealed any information about his educational background.
|Nick Name||Pistol Pete|
|Birth Place||Washington, DC, USA|
|Date of birth||12 August 1971|
|Height||In feet & inches: 6’1”
In centimeters: 185 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 84 kg
In pounds: 185 lbs
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Home town||Washington, DC, USA|
|Fathers name||Soterios (Sammy)
|Mothers name||Georgia Sampras
Career / Fashion and Style
Talking about his career, Pete commenced his professional career in the year 1988. However, he lost his first professional match with Sammy Giammalva Jr.at the February Ebel U.S. Pro Indoor in Philadelphia. Later, at Lipton International Players Championships in Miami, he defeated two top 40- players.
Other than this, he also played his first Grand Slam singles in US Open but he was defeated. Furthermore, in the year 1989, in the first match of the Australian Open, Pete got defeated. Later, in French Open, he won his first Grand Slam In the year 1990, he came to the world no. 5 rankings when he played Australian Open.
Further, Sampras defeated Andre Agassi in the Ebel U.S. Pro Indoor in Philadelphia. Moreover, by defeating Ivan Lendl in the final, he got his first Grand Slam title at US Open. Besides this, in the year 1991, Pete won the first of his five career titles at the end of the Tennis Master Cup. But he failed to win the US Open in the following year.
For the first time in his whole career, he became the runner-up of the US Open and also reached the final of the French Open. Later, Pete also played the double along with John McEnroe on the US team and won the Davis Cup.
Other than this, Pete also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in the year 1993 and also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open. In fact, he also became the world’s no. 1 ranking after beating Jim Courier in the Wimbledon and also won the US Open. He has also made a record in ATP as a player to serve more than 1,000 aces in a season.
His triumph continued in 1994 by winning Wimbledon and the Australian Open. Apart from that, in the year 1995, Pete also won the Wimbledon as well as US Open and again became the world no. 1 player. In the following year, he couldn’t win the Wimbledon in his eight years period. Thereafter in 1997 and 1998, he again won the Wimbledon championship.
In 1997, he also won the Australian Open. In the year 2000 by winning 13 major titles, he again became the world no. 1. In the year 2001, Sampras didn’t win any major titles and got ranked in the world no. 10 which is his lowest ranking since 1989.
But he caught huge public attention in the year 2000 by playing very well and won 14 major titles. In the same year, he got retired from his professional career.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
As for his personal life, Pete is living happily with his beloved wife and children. He tied the sacred knot of marriage with his wife Bridgette Wilson on September 30, 2000. His wife, Bridgette Wilson is an American actress as well as former Miss Teen USA. Later, the couple was blessed with two children.
On November 21, 2002, they welcomed their first son Christian Charles Sampras and later, on July 29, 2005, the duo shared their second son Ryan Nikolaos Sampras. As of now, he is living a happy and blissful life with his family.
|Children||Sons: Christian Charles Sampras and Ryan Nikolaos Sampras
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Some Interesting Facts About Pete Sampras
- His Zodiac Sign is Leo.
- Pete has won 20 of the 34 matches he played against Agassi.
- He has also won 7 major indoor titles (5 ATP Year-end World Championships and 2 Grand Slam Cups).
- Sampras is also a member of the American Cancer Awareness Society, Aces for Charity, and a benefactor of Vitas Gerulaitis Youth Foundation and Kids’ Stuff Foundation.
- Since an early age, he has had an unbelievable athletic passion for tennis.
- Pete was also an all-court player who would often serve and volley and he possessed an all-around skill.