Sampras Taken Down by Verdasco in San Jose
by Tom Gainey | February 9th, 2010, 12:40 am

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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4 Comments for Sampras Taken Down by Verdasco in San Jose

tenisa klubs Says:

Any chance to watch it or download??

Tom Gainey Says:

Sorry, I don’t think there was any video. You can try the SAP Open website on

tennis shorts Says:

That house is amazing! Sweet outdoor area and rad outdoor projection screen. No shots of his tennis courts though.

JoshDragon Says:

I’m still hoping that someone on You Tube will upload the vid. I really wanted to see this one, even though it sounds like Sampras got killed.

If Pete, decides to do any more of these exhibition matches, I hope he’ll play one against Nadal.

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