On January 17, 2007, Pete Sampras was elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for July 14, 2007.
Pete's star sign is Leo, represented by a lion.
Pete received $26,336 in prize money for reaching the third round of Roland Garros in 1997.
When Pete won the End of the Year Championships in 1999 he received $1,355,000 in prize money.
Pete is right-handed.
Pete was a member of the winning Davis Cup team in 1992 and 1995.
Pete has won the Miami Masters twice (in 1993 and 1994).
Pete has won the Indian Wells Masters Cup twice (in 1994 and 1995).
Pete won his first ever singles title at Philadelphia on February 19 ,1990, against Andres Gomez.
Pete has thalassemia minor.
Pete's first son, Christian Charles, was born on November 21, 2001. His second child and son, Ryan Nikolas, was born on July 29, 2005.
Pete's total weeks at the No. 1 rankings spot is 286.
Pete was the first mens player to serve over 1,000 aces in a season.
Pete turned pro in 1988 and retired in 2003.
Pete has won a total of 64 singles titles.
When Pete won the U.S Open in 2002 his total prize money was $900,000.
When Pete won the Australian Open in 1997 his total prize money for the event was $457,178.
When Pete won the Wimbledon Championship's in 1993 he received $462,002.
Pete received $549,216 for winning Wimbledon in 1995.
Pete's total prize money for his Wimbledon win in 1998 was $727,146.
Pete's won-loss record in doubles is 64-70.
Pete's win-loss record in singles is 762-222.
Pete's total career prize money is $43,280,489.
He has been a runner up in 4 Grand Slams (the U.S Open three times and the Australian Open once).
He has won the End of the Year Championships 5 times (in 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1999).
Pete is a 14-time Grand Slam winner. He has won the U.S Open 5 times, Wimbledon 7 times and the Austrailian Open twice.
In the famous Irish comedy show "Father Ted" one character, Fr. Dougal, named a rabbit after Pete.
In 2005, TENNIS Magazine named him as the greatest tennis player, from its list of its TENNIS Magazine's 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era.
He won the ATP Player of the Year for six straight years from 1993-98.