Recalling the Golden: Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras as I recall his trademark of placing the tip of his tongue out before his serves just leaves me with an awe of admiration.

In my opinion, his style is straight forward and effective. His aces just conquers the unstable opponent, the wrong-footed and the wrongly judged return of service. His poise is cool and collected, undelayed in his moves and forth right. Perhaps that is his winning formula, just win it straight, which he did as number 1. And with reports of his ailing injuries, he shows no sign of slowing down, grimaces, complaint or defeat. The effective legend forever remains the top acer and winner of the tennis court in my heart ranking. As to what goes on in his mind?...speed, power, ball play, tempo, who knows...just one thing for sure: Tennis!