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U.S. wants to kick Spain's grass (game)

Originally Published: April 4, 2002
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The last time Pete Sampras laced them up and played a sanctioned grass court tennis match in the United States was nearly 15 years ago -- an eternity in sports. Sampras, who had just turned 16, won a doubles title with Matt Lucena in the 1987 USTA International Grass Court Championships. The singles winner that day was one Todd Martin, then a spry and springy 17.

When the U.S. Davis Cup team meets Spain in Friday's quarterfinals at the Westside Tennis Club in Houston, Sampras returns to ...

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