Sampras Taken Down by Verdasco in San Jose
Before I hit the sack, one more.
Former Grand Slam great Pete Sampras was beaten by Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-6(2) in a singles exhibition this evening at the SAP Open in San Jose.
I know, I know, exhibitions don’t count for much. But what’s interesting is that Verdasco has been spending a lot of time in Las Vegas working with Darren Cahill and I presume Pete’s old rival Andre Agassi. I wonder if Andre imparted a few tips for Nando. Or maybe a warning: Don’t come back if you lose!
Even though he lost, Pete’s leaving a happy man. The six-figure guarantee check from San Jose he received for his hour of work may end up going toward a payment or two on his new crib. He and wife Bridgette Wilson just plunked down $5.6 million on this house in Brentwood at the beginning of the year.
No tennis court, no basketball court, but I love the outdoor movie screen. And just imagine Pete and Andre, i mean Bridgette, going for walks & talks in their backyard “rainforest”.
Really, who would ever have thought Pete Sampras would have a rainforest in his backyard?
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