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Tennis: Sampras scotches coaching return

Published on Jan 24, 2014 4:17 PM

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Tennis great Pete Sampras on Friday said he was not interested in joining the clamour of legends returning to the game as high-profile coaches.

The American 14-time Grand Slam champion, who is in Melbourne to present the trophy to the men's winner in Sunday's Australian Open final, said it was not for him.

Sampras, who won two Australian titles in 1994 and 1997, said while it was good to have his contemporaries, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl, involved with the game's top players, he was now happily retired.

"No, no, no. It's not for me," the 42-year-old said.

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