Pete Sampras is a central figure in the history of tennis, the dominant force in the game during the 1990’s, and the greatest American male player of all time. Gradually, after a fairytale finish to his career when he won the 2002 U.S. Open, Sampras was somewhat forgotten by fans who were exhilarated by the exploits of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. In this career biography of the redoubtable Sampras, Hall of Fame author and historian Steve Flink recaptures the magic of the man, recalling the supreme hold he had on his era, and bringing this singularly gifted player vividly back to life.
About the Author
Steve Flink is a tennis journalist and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame who has covered more than 100 major tennis tournaments in his career. He is a columnist for TennisChannel and Tennis.com and the author of The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time. He is the former editor of World Tennis magazine and a former senior columnist at Tennis Week. He lives in Katonah, New York.