Sampras spreading the wisdom

Originally Published: February 9, 2011
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

If I am King, where is my power? Can I declare war? Form a government? Levy a tax? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority because they think that when I speak, I speak for them. -- King George VI in The King's Speech

It's good to be the king. Of course, Pete Sampras will tell you, he ruled a republic based not on title but merit, engaged in warfare on a battlefield where each combatant must play every minute. And though most athletes vanish from the arena, in tennis even ...

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