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March 7, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Remember when we used to have exciting, successful men's tennis players from the United States? Come on. Think hard. Press those thumbs to your temples. Some hints. John McEnroe. Jimmy Connors. Pete Sampras. Michael Chang. Jim Courier. Andre Agassi. Remember Andy Roddick? That wasn't even that long ago. All these guys won majors, some of them lots. All of them had a fire in their bellies, and the thought of losing wasn't on their radar. Roddick was the last man from the U.S. to win a major, if you can believe that.
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March 7, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Remember when we used to have exciting, successful men's tennis players from the United States? Come on. Think hard. Press those thumbs to your temples. Some hints. John McEnroe. Jimmy Connors. Pete Sampras. Michael Chang. Jim Courier. Andre Agassi. Remember Andy Roddick? That wasn't even that long ago. All these guys won majors, some of them lots. All of them had a fire in their bellies, and the thought of losing wasn't on their radar. Roddick was the last man from the U.S. to win a major, if you can believe that.
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July 16, 2002 | Lisa Dillman
Pete Sampras has ended his short partnership with coach Jose Higueras, according to his representatives. They started working together in February, not long after Sampras parted ways with Tom Gullikson. Higueras, however, was unable to travel with Sampras outside of the Grand Slam events because of his primary job as men's coach for the USTA's touring program. Apparently, Sampras realized that he needed a full-time coach. Since reaching the U.S.
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July 16, 2002 | Lisa Dillman
Pete Sampras has ended his short partnership with coach Jose Higueras, according to his representatives. They started working together in February, not long after Sampras parted ways with Tom Gullikson. Higueras, however, was unable to travel with Sampras outside of the Grand Slam events because of his primary job as men's coach for the USTA's touring program. Apparently, Sampras realized that he needed a full-time coach. Since reaching the U.S.
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February 27, 2002 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coaching alliance between Pete Sampras and Tom Gullikson lasted less than four months, two tournaments, one trip to Australia and did not survive the outdoor hard-court season. Sampras, who hired Gullikson to take Paul Annacone's spot in December, has made yet another move, an intriguing one, by replacing Gullikson with Jose Higueras. The arrangement with Gullikson was only supposed to be a test run, until the Miami tournament in late March, Sampras said Tuesday.
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February 26, 1986 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Leading, 5-3, in the second set and on the verge of knocking Matt Anger out of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament, Jose Higueras hit a shot down the line that, if good, would put him a point away from victory. Instead, a linesman ruled that the ball had landed in the doubles alley. Higueras, snapping his head around, glared at the official. It was as if winning the match was so important to him.
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March 12, 1991 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
It wasn't long ago that a Spaniard named Jose Higueras was matching strokes on the tennis courts of the world with all the best players. His reputation was secure: Put Jose on a clay court and block out the next six hours. He played Davis Cup for Spain for eight years, won 15 titles on the tour--most of them on surfaces similar to quicksand--and gained respect from opponents and fans alike for his backcourt game and steely resolve.
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September 18, 1986
The $100,000 Ford-Sports Tennis Championships open tonight at 6:30 at the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club with Virginia Wade and Vitas Gerulaitis paired against Anne Smith and Raul Ramirez. Bonnie Gadusek and Dick Stockton meet Jaime Fillol and Anne White in the other match. The quarterfinals of the four-day, single-elimination tournament continue Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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February 17, 1985 | MIKE PENNER
Defending champion Jimmy Connors has been seeded first in the $375,000 Pilot Pen tennis tournament, which begins Monday at the La Quinta Hotel Tennis Club, but Yannick Noah, who reached last year's final, has withdrawn from the event. Noah, who recently returned to the tennis circuit after missing most of 1984 with a groin injury, decided to bypass the La Quinta tournament in order spend time at his New York home with his wife, Cecilia, who is expecting the couple's first child.
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September 13, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. Open champion Ivan Lendl cruised into the third round of the $117,000 Mercedes Cup tennis tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Vijay Amritraj of India Thursday at Stuttgart, West Germany. Lendl, playing in his first tournament since he defeated John McEnroe to win his first U.S. Open title five days ago, had no problems in beating Amritraj. Tomas Smid, Lendl's doubles partner on Czechoslovakia's Davis Cup team, also advanced, defeating Horacio de la Pena of Argentina, 6-4, 6-4.
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February 27, 2002 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coaching alliance between Pete Sampras and Tom Gullikson lasted less than four months, two tournaments, one trip to Australia and did not survive the outdoor hard-court season. Sampras, who hired Gullikson to take Paul Annacone's spot in December, has made yet another move, an intriguing one, by replacing Gullikson with Jose Higueras. The arrangement with Gullikson was only supposed to be a test run, until the Miami tournament in late March, Sampras said Tuesday.
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March 12, 1991 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
It wasn't long ago that a Spaniard named Jose Higueras was matching strokes on the tennis courts of the world with all the best players. His reputation was secure: Put Jose on a clay court and block out the next six hours. He played Davis Cup for Spain for eight years, won 15 titles on the tour--most of them on surfaces similar to quicksand--and gained respect from opponents and fans alike for his backcourt game and steely resolve.
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February 26, 1986 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Leading, 5-3, in the second set and on the verge of knocking Matt Anger out of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament, Jose Higueras hit a shot down the line that, if good, would put him a point away from victory. Instead, a linesman ruled that the ball had landed in the doubles alley. Higueras, snapping his head around, glared at the official. It was as if winning the match was so important to him.
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May 28, 1989 | IAN JAQUISS, Times Staff Writer
Slow-starting Alejo Mancisdor of Palm Springs High School rallied from a one-set deficit Saturday to win the Southern Section boys' singles tennis title with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jon Leach of Laguna Beach at Huntington Beach's Seacliff Tennis Club. The top-seeded Mancisdor--from San Sebastian, Spain--used a patient attack to ward off the second-seeded Leach. Although both were undefeated, Mancisdor, a senior, was seeded No. 1 because he had won the 17-18 division at the prestigious Ojai tournament earlier in the season.
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July 20, 2002 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Welcome to the UCLA tennis jinx, 2002. Every year, it seems, an injury, illness or fill-in-the-excuse malady hits the Mercedes-Benz Cup tournament, spiriting away a top player on the Friday before the event at UCLA's L.A Tennis Center. Two Grand Slam tournament winners of 2002 were announced as withdrawals by tournament officials Friday: Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson of Sweden.
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