Discussion

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 ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE TENNIS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM