PETE SAMPRAS UNCORKED A 124 MPH SERVE IN 1ST SET AGAINST VERDASCOATP #11 RANKED FERNANDO VERDASCO RETURNS A SERVE IN THE 2ND SETSAMPRAS ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM THE MEDIA IN A POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCESpurred on by the recent Australian Open and the SAP Open men's tournament beginning this week, local players have been swarming tennis courts in the brief moments between major winter storm systems. Monday night, 5,948 fans braved the rain to watch #11-ranked Fernando Verdasco down 14-time Grand Slam winner Pete Sampras 6-3, 7-6 (2) in an exhibition match at HP Pavilion.Sampras, a 2-time SAP Open tournament champion in 1996 and 1997, dropped the first game to Verdasco but he answered on serve 40-0. On his next service game, a volley wide and a double fault gave the Spaniard a break and a...

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