Sampras to Rest as his Wimbledon Dream is Threatened

Published June 29th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Defending champion Pete Sampras' dreams of a seventh Wimbledon crown and a record 13th Grand Slam title were threatened Thursday following treatment for an ankle injury suffered in Wednesday's second-round victory over Slovakia's Karol Kucera. 

The American had a scan on the injury Wednesday night, which revealed acute tendonitis in his left foot. 

He was to have another round of treatment Thursday, comprising icing and electrical stimulation along with anti-inflammatory treatment. 

ATP Tour trainer Doug Spreen said Sampras, 28, would rest throughout the day and the situation would be "re-evaluated" on Friday, when he is scheduled to face fellow American Justin Gimelstob. 

In a statement, however, Spreen said, "Pete fully expects to play" – (AFP) 


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