Sampras elected to Hall of Fame

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Pete Sampras was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Wednesday, joined in the 2007 class by Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Sven Davidson and Russ Adams.

"It's kind of icing on the cake for having a good career," Sampras said. "It's an honor to be included with [Rod] Laver and the older generation, [John] McEnroe and [Jimmy] Connors. All those guys."

Sampras has never visited the Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., but he'll get a chance when he's there for the July 14 induction ceremony.

-- AP

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