Petros \"Pete\" Sampras (born August 12, 1971, in Washington, D.C.) is a retired American tennis player and former World No. 1. During his 15-year career, he won a record 14 Grand Slam men\'s singles titles (two Australian Open, seven Wimbledon, five US Open), and had a 203–38 win-loss record over 52 Grand Slam singles tournament appearances. He debuted on the professional tour in 1988 and played his last top-level tournament in 2002 when he won the US Open, defeating long-time rival Andre Agassi in the final. He was the year-end World No. 1 for six consecutive years (1993–1998), a record for the open era and tied for third all-time. His seven Wimbledon singles championships is a record shared with William Renshaw. His five US Open singles titles is an open era record shared with former World No. 1 players Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer. The American journalist and
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