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Sampras downs Haas in straight sets in SAP Open exhibition

Updated: February 19, 2008, 2:59 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Pete Sampras hit back-to-back aces to close out the second game of the second set and draw a plea from Tommy Haas.

"Show some mercy, Pete" Haas yelled across the court.

Sampras began to hand his racket over to a ball boy before taking it back. Just as he did so often during his brilliant career, Sampras closed out the match with ease, beating Haas 6-4, 6-2 in an exhibition at the SAP Open on Monday night.

"When I get in that arena, I still want to play great," ...

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