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Even today, Sampras augments legendary status

He funneled everything he had into the game. He is the all-time Grand Slam leader. No one could have scripted his made-for-Hollywood ending better. It's no wonder Pete Sampras is ESPN.com's No. 1 Living Legend.

Originally Published: May 9, 2008
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

In April, ESPN.com asked you, the users, to name tennis' greatest living legends. On May 5, we began rolling out your top five in ascending order, beginning with the "Rocket" Rod Laver. But it was Pete Sampras who ran away with the voting as the most eminent and distinguished living legend.

BOSTON -- Figurative lightning has struck the court at Boston University's Agganis Arena. John McEnroe has just beaten Pete Sampras in the Outback Champions Series, his first win over Sampras ...

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