Who Is Ryan Nikolaos Sampras? Handsome Son Of Pete Sampras

by Manisha Thu Oct 06 2022 Updated On Sun Nov 06 2022

Ryan Nikolaos Sampras is the son of the former world's best professional tennis player Pete Sampras.

He has an older brother named Christian Charles Sampras.

Married life of Pete

Pete is happily married to Bridgette Wilson. She used to be an actress, singer, and model. 

But she quit her career to spend more time with her family that she builds with Pete. 

They tied the knot in 2000 after getting engaged that year. Pete met his wife for the first time in a movie theatre. 

His friend set up their meeting, and the rest is history. 

They have been married for more than two decades and are proud parents to their two kids.


Pete is 51 years old. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall. He weighs around 77 kg.

Net worth

His net worth is estimated to be $150 million. 

He has managed to earn this fortune from his career as a professional tennis player. 

He has also earned chunks from many endorsements and guest appearances. 

Who is the man behind Pete's success?

Tim Gullikson was a former tennis player and coach. He coached Pete for a very long time. 

It was Tim who turned the young Pete into a genuine candidate to become a world-class professional tennis player. 

Pete was ranked sixth among the best tennis players in the world. 

But when he hired Tim as his full-time coach, he was ranked the number one tennis player in the world a year after his coaching. 

He won six Grand Slams tournaments at the age of 21 under the coaching of Tim.

Gullikson was a great coach as he helped Pete to become the player he is today. But Gullikson died at the age of 44

It was shocking for Pete as he was more than a coach to him. At his funeral, Pete even gave an emotional speech. 

What is the reason behind Pete's retirement?

Pete retired officially from his tennis career in 2003. After his retirement, he spent time with his family. 

He started playing after three years but left again in 2011. He played exhibition matches over the time period. 

There is much speculation about why Pete decided to retire. 

One is focusing on his family, and the second is his health condition. 

Pete later revealed that he has a condition named Thalassemia, which is a blood disorder that causes your body to have less hemoglobin. 

He was diagnosed with the disorder when he was a kid, but he never spoke about it publicly. 

He takes iron supplements regularly, but that's not enough because sometimes those supplements don’t help him with nausea and dizziness. 

Whether it was his family or his health condition, the real reason behind his retirement is unclear, but he was one of the greatest tennis players of all time. 

Pete talked about Novak Djokovic

In an interview, Pete said that he was happy being at home. He said he played tennis sometimes. 

He is the father of two kids, so there was a lot of driving here and there. He said he also plays golf sometimes. 

Mostly he spends his time with his kids, teaching them to be good people. 

He said it was tough job parenting as his kids do the opposite of what he asked them to do. 

He said his life after retirement is completely different from the life he used to live as a tennis player. 

He said it used to be always about himself, what he was eating, doing, and traveling a lot. 

Now his life revolves around his kids. He is a family man and enjoys his life. 

He said he doesn't want to coach and travel. He said he was just happy to be home. 

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