The latest in the ATP’s “uncovered” series features a nice interview with ex/co/forever GOAT Pete Sampras. He talks about his drive to be No. 1, his feelings on Roger Federer breaking his record and his “unbiased” opinion that tennis players are the best athletes in the world. (I agree, Pete!) Look out for the Marat Safin cameo towards the end.
I can’t get over the melancholy in Pete’s voice when he talks about his retired life. “I don’t mind being put off to the side.” Geeze, someone’s channeling Kermit the Frog! (Just substitute the word “retired” for “green.”)
If you’re in the mood for more Pete, click here to check out my piece on him from this year’s Sampras vs. Safin exo: The Unbearable Lightness of Pete: Sampras on Federer, GOAThood and the Good Life.