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rhz
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:13 AM
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auntie janie
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:17 AM
And what a long, great trip it's been. :hearts:

rhz
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:21 AM
his baby is cute, but doesn't look greek at all to me... all Bridgette

Diya
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:26 AM
:worship: Sampras :worship: :cry:

AjdeNate!
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:30 AM
:sad: Bye Pete. Thanks for the Greatest Tennis Matches!! You will be missed.

Christian is *so* adorable!!

joaco
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:42 AM
Bye Pete. You really made me have some really good memories. What a human being. You will be missed for sure Pete, but you will always be there present in our minds.

For the GREATES TENNIS PLAYER EVER! Pete Sampras :worship:

Joaco

AjdeNate!
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:44 AM
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jenglisbe
Aug 26th, 2003, 04:12 AM
Anyone else think the ceremony was nothing special? All that hype, and the best thing about it was the incredible crowd reception (had me in tears). After that looong ovation, we had brief, pointless speeches by Paul, Jim, Boris, and John (I couldn't believe no one talked about his heart or his mental strength). Then Pete gave a speech more fitting of a winner's speech than a retirement speech. He was clearly moved and nervous, though, so I forgive him (plus, he's an incredible tennis player, not public speaker). When he made the comment about it being his last time on the court, it got my gut.

I must say - the baby is very cute :eek: I had not seen him until tonight...

nante4ever
Aug 26th, 2003, 04:16 AM
Well, i was just in tears. Even if pete is not my fave, its always sad to see someone as great as pete leave.

JLDementieva
Aug 26th, 2003, 04:23 AM
Pete will always be one of the best in my heart! Anybody else cried their eyes out other than me?

Richie77
Aug 26th, 2003, 05:59 AM
I didn't get to see the ceremony, but I'm getting a little teary-eyed looking at the photos.

Bye Pete :wavey: It was a pleasure to watch you play tennis so well :)

And Christian is a cutie :D

decemberlove
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:00 AM
pete, we'll miss you :kiss:

AKTW
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:05 AM
Cute baby :)

Bye Sampras
:sad:

irma
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:08 AM
I don't like petey but little christian is cute :kiss:

irma
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:10 AM
but what is boris jerk doing there?

that man is really attention sick :o

Venus Forever
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:13 AM
but what is boris jerk doing there?

that man is really attention sick :o

They brought some of his rivals to the ceremony.

McEnroe, Becker, Courier, and Anacone were there, along with Dick Enberg.

And they all made a little speech to him.

irma
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:19 AM
yeah but he really is everywhere. it's unbelievable :o

Miranda
Aug 26th, 2003, 07:06 AM
thanks people for the nice photos, damn it i could not watch the ceremony, i think i was slept :confused: , damn the time difference :mad:

but pete, i am so sad, i gonna miss you :sad:

Miranda
Aug 26th, 2003, 07:07 AM
but seems pete is so happy with his wife and babe, i feel better, thanks for the memories, pete :kiss: , you deserve the best coz you are the best :worship:

Jakub
Aug 26th, 2003, 07:23 AM
Thank you Pete for playing so many incredible matches and for being the greatest player ever. :worship:
I will miss you on the tour :sad:

aprildawn
Aug 26th, 2003, 07:33 AM
i cried while watching pete go. it is really sad to see someone leave. thanks pete for the wonderful years. good luck and god bless you!

Hagar
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:06 AM
I watched Kim's match and stayed up to watch Pete's goodbye. He was not my favourite player, but I was touched to see him so moved.
I think it is wonderful that the last thing he did was winning the US Open against the rival of his generation. That is so much better than all the players that have to retire because of injury.

fleemke³
Aug 26th, 2003, 09:54 AM
Thx Pete :worship:
Have a great live :)

Smart
Aug 26th, 2003, 12:01 PM
bye Pete

raquel
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:53 PM
Goodbye Pete :sad:
I thought it was very emotional, although they made way too much about the fans all thought Pete was boring and unemotional :rolleyes:

I agree with Irma, Boris would turn up to the opening of an envelope, but good luck Pete :)

Roxers
Aug 26th, 2003, 02:56 PM
bye bye Pete :sad:

Thanks for all the memories and the great matches :worship: :worship:

alfajeffster
Aug 26th, 2003, 04:15 PM
Witness the passing into retirement of the greatest male tennis player of all time- it's just not going to be the same without you, Pistol! Looking forward to the TennisChannel work! :bounce:

Oizo
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:30 PM
Bye bye Pete :sad:

You are the greatest ever and I will miss all those incredible and awesome moments you gave to me. It´s been an incredible journey in the tennis history and the time was perfect to say farewell. I will have to look for another fav. male player now...LOL! Damn. :wavey:

tennisjam
Aug 27th, 2003, 12:41 PM
:worship: :wavey:

galadriel
Aug 27th, 2003, 12:57 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: