Pete Sampras is a Greek American retired professional tennis player. He started his professional career in 1989 and was ranked as the best player for several years. Pete Sampras retired in 2003. Keep reading to know more about Pete Sampras’s net worth in 2018.
Pete Sampras Early Life
Pete Sampras was born on August 12, 1971, in, Maryland, Washington, D.C., United States. His father is Sam Sampras, and his mother Georgia Sampras emigrated from Greece to America. Pete Sampras has 2 sisters and 1 brother, University of California’s women tennis coach Stella Sampras and Marion Sampras, and businessman Gus Sampras.
Pete Sampras moved with his family to California when he was around 8 years old. Information says that he studied at the Palos Verdes High School.
Pete Sampras married the actress, model, and singer Bridgette Wilson in 2000. Pete and Bridgette gave birth to 2 sons, Christian Charles Sampras who was born in 2002, and Ryan Nikolaos Sampras born in 2005.
Pete Sampras Career
Pete Sampras’s tennis career began when he was a child, playing in his home’s basement. Then, his family signed in with the Jack Kramer Tennis Club, where Peter Fischer met Pete Sampras and then coached him.
Pete Sampras started his professional career in 1988, losing his first game in the U.S. Pro Indoor to Sammy Giammalva Jr. In the same season, he defeated Tim Mayotte, who was ranked 8th at that time, and Pete finished his first season ranked 97. In 1990, Pete Sampras finished the season with a US Open title, and he was the youngest male ever to win the champion, and the Grand Slam Cup, ranking as the 5th best world player. In 1993, Pete Sampras was the world’s best player, and the first tennis player to score more than 1,000 aces in 1 season.
Pete Sampras had a great competition in 1995 against Andre Agassi for the world’s rank 1, and he defeated him in the Indian Wells Masters final and the US Open finals but lost only the Canadian Masters to him. In 2001, Pete Sampras started losing and Roger Federer started winning, and the seasons was Pete’s worst season ending it with no titles and rank 10.
Pete Sampras last game was played in 2002 against Andre Agassi for the US Open title and Pete won it. On August 25, 2003, Pete Sampras announced his retirement as the world’s best player at that time. He played several exhibition games and tournaments for retired and former professional tennis players.
Pete Sampras reported that someone stole his 1st Australian Open trophy, a couple of Davis Cups, 1 Olympic Ring and other trophies, but most of the items were recovered and returned to him.
Awards & Achievements
Pete Sampras received many awards for being one of the greatest professional tennis players of all time. Below, you will find a list of a few of Pete Sampras’s award winnings.
– 7 Best Male Tennis Player ESPY Awards.
– U.S. Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year (1997).
– Gentlemen’s Quarterly Individual Athlete Award for Man of the Year (2000).
– Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award (2001).
– Best Moment ESPY Award (2003).
Net Worth of Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras has an estimated net worth of more than $150 million. He made his fortune from being one of the greatest professional tennis players of all time and winning many titles. Pete Sampras has won 14 Grand Slams, 11 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 points, and 34 ATP Tours in singles.
Pete Sampras is one of the best professional tennis players. He started his professional career in 1988 and announced his retirement in 2003 with a lot of great wins. Pete Sampras is married to Bridgette Wilson, they have 2 sons, and they are happily living together.