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Andy Roddick to play an exhibition match against Pete Sampras

Andy Roddick to play an exhibition match against Pete Sampras

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by Dzevad Mesic

On June 4th, 2016 two American tennis legends Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras will square off ''Under the Lights'' at Center Court at Creekside which is held in The Greenbrier.

Both players have had a great and successful career and are holders of many tournament trophies. Roddick has been able to achieve something which is not usual to see as he was number one in both Junior and Pro competition.

He was two-time Junior's Grand Slam champion (Australian Open, US Open) and his first Pro Grand Slam title came in the 2003 on his home soil at the US Open. In the same year he got to number one spot on the ATP rankings and became the youngest player ever to receive ATP Player of the Year award.

Much of his career he was ranked inside the top-10 in the world and was very consistent player. In the 2012, at the age of 30 Roddick decided it is time to quit as he announced his retirement. His rival Pete Sampras was one of the greatest players who has ever played tennis.

His career in the Pro's started in the 1988, when he was just 16 years old and he didn't have to wait for long to win his first Major as he became the youngest player ever to win the US Open (19 years and 28 days).

That was just the beginning as he went on to win 14 Grand Slam titles and to be ranked at number one place for six years starting in 1993. He called it a career after he beat his compatriot Andre Agassi in the 2002 US Open final.

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