Pete really shut me up. When he said earlier in the year that he was going to win another Grand Slam I could only laugh, I said, yeah, whatever.
Now he not only won the US Open, he beat Andre Agassi that was playing incredibly well, and Sampras, oh boy, by moments I could see the old Sampras there, he really is a living manual on how to serve and volley.
And even though he war running out of gas in the fourth set, he found the energy to pull out some amazing shots and win the match, something that only champions do.
Sep 9th, 2002, 12:45 AM
I deffinately thought Andre would win,
Congratulations to Pete, I'm sure his shut alot of people up.
A good lesson, Never Give Up and beleive in yourself.
It must of been the Greek power, lol
Sep 9th, 2002, 01:22 AM
50 years from now when people look at Pete's 2000 and 2001, all they are going to see is "US Open Finalist", and they won't imagine that anyone had ever thought he was done.
Sep 9th, 2002, 01:27 AM
I am happy for him, 14 grandslams, wow! I really liked Andre to win. I guess Bridgette will have a fun night tonite LOL:D!
Sep 9th, 2002, 01:37 AM
Pete was amazing and I felt the clock turn back those first 2 sets. He simply blew Andre off the court just like he did in 1990. I was very glad Andre was able to come back in the third and I felt Pete would tire out a bit. I started out rooting for both but after a while I actually reverted back to my old feelings of wanting Andre to win, even though Pete has had such poor results the past two years (the US nonwithstanding).
Kudos to Pete and Andre for a great final rich with beautiful shotmaking, oodles of drama and nostalgia. It was damn fun!
Sep 9th, 2002, 02:21 AM
I had a feeling pete would finally pull it out this year - that is once he got into the semis ;)
Before then I had figured he'd lose to Tommy haas.
my bad :o
Sep 9th, 2002, 07:38 AM
Sigh... if only Andre had won... :sad:
Sep 9th, 2002, 07:48 AM
its ok, fingon, even me as a sampras fans did not believe that he was going to win :o
but he proves again why he is the greatest ever by shooting every one down, pistol pete, win your 15th :D:D:bounce: :bounce: