- Limited Edition of 250 Worldwide
- Personally hand signed by: Pete Sampras
- Authenticated & Certified by: PricewaterhouseCoopers
- Accompanied with an official Certificate of Authenticity
- Framed Size: 755mm by 555mm
- Free shipping Australia Wide
From the first of his record 14 Grand Slam titles as a 19 year old in 1990, to his final victory at the U.S Open 12 years later, Pete Sampras produced the greatest serve ‘n’ volley attack in the modern game, spending an incredible 286 weeks as world number one.
Known as “Pistol Pete”, the American right-hander turned his racquet into a formidable weapon, which carried him to 64 singles titles, including 7 Wimbledon, 5 U.S and 2 Australian Open crowns. His Australian Open success in 1994 followed wins at Wimbledon and the U.S. the previous year – making him the first player since the legendary Rod Laver in 1969 to win three Grand Slam titles in a row.
Ironically, Laver was his idol and his inspiration to take up the sport. A champion in every sense of the word, Pete Sampras was the yardstick for supremacy for more than a decade, going on to win a record 14 Grand Slam titles – 2 more than another Australian great (and another of Pete’s idols), Roy Emerson.
A gentleman on and off the court, Sampras announced his retirement in a moving ceremony on the opening night of the 2003 U.S. Open. The ovation he was given after his farewell speech, was full of respect and emotion – surpassing any he had received during his illustrious career.
Merlin In White
For the first time ever in Australia, We present an exclusive release to commemorate Pete Sampras’ retirement – a “must” for any collector or tennis fan to acquire. A stunning personally-signed lithograph “MERLIN IN WHITE’, features Pete in action at the baseline and net during his amazing run of Grand Slam victories – all of which are listed.
Strictly Limited Edition
With just 250 non-repeatable editions of the lithograph ever to be made available, we recommend you place your order as quickly as possible. It’s your opportunity to become one of the few Australians to own this outstanding release
Personally signed and authenticated
Each individually numbered edition has been personally signed by Pete Sampras, and provides you with a perpetual link to one of the all-time greats of tennis. Each edition has been independently authenticated and certified by the major chartered accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.