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McEnroe wants to watch Sampras on Wimby

After losing to him in Blackrock, Big Mac is saying that he thinks Sampras is still one of the top 5 players on grass. "-Name 5 players that can beat him on grass" he defies.
Pistol Pete already said he doesn't have in mind a comeback, but McEnroe ended the interview with this phrase:
"-I'm tempted to put on some pressure over him. He should play again, I believe it could be interesting."

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Re: McEnroe wants to watch Sampras on Wimby

this has been discussed many times, yes it would be intresting, but lets be honest is he going to beat Nadal,Federer, or Novak or quite a few other players now, and as a wildcard he could have to play them in the first round.
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I will give it a quick try: Waske, Fish, Karlovic, Bracciali, Soderling.

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this has been discussed many times, yes it would be intresting, but lets be honest is he going to beat Nadal,Federer, or Novak or quite a few other players now, and as a wildcard he could have to play them in the first round.
Yes, I know it has been discussed, but I believe there's a chance that Mc Enroe may know a bit more than us about tennis, and he is actually sayin Pete could have a chance... I mean, let's suppose we have a Sampras Vs Nadal on 2nd round, would you bet your ass that Rafa would win? I mean, we are talking about Pete Sampras here... older, but Sampras at last.

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would you bet your ass that Rafa would win? I mean, we are talking about Pete Sampras here... older, but Sampras at last.
Sampras at 25, no, Now yes, certainly.
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Re: McEnroe wants to watch Sampras on Wimby

Is one of the five names George Bastl??
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Is one of the five names George Bastl??
Federer lost to Volandri, thus he has no chance to beat anyone at RG! Not quite the same, I know, but that type of reasoning is still stupid.
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Pete knows he should not come back. I wish people would stop pressing him for it. If he came back and did really badly it would be what most people remember not his great career.

They also need to remember that he was declining at the end of his career and a lot of those guys that beat him then are still around now.

Just a horrible idea.
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"-Name 5 players that can beat him on grass" he defies.
Federer, Roddick, Hewitt, Gonzales,Ancic.
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Pete knows he should not come back. I wish people would stop pressing him for it. If he came back and did really badly it would be what most people remember not his great career.

They also need to remember that he was declining at the end of his career and a lot of those guys that beat him then are still around now.

Just a horrible idea.
I doubt it. Borg made a horrific comeback attempt and people still remember his greatness just fine. I'd love to see him play, even if he is ultimately embarrassed. If Agassi could compete at 35, Pete could win a couple rounds at Wimby if he seriously prepared for it. That said, I think he is telling the truth when he says he'd play to win, and that outcome is doubtful to say the least, thus he probably won't play.

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Federer, Roddick, Hewitt, Gonzales,Ancic.
I'd give you Federer and Roddick.
I'd think about Hewitt.
I'd doubt about Ancic (at least nowadays)
I'd laugh about Gonzalez (you did know Wimbledon is played on grass, right?)

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Re: McEnroe wants to watch Sampras on Wimby

Give me five people dumber than John McEnroe.

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No can do on that challenge.
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Re: McEnroe wants to watch Sampras on Wimby

1.Federer
2.Roddick
3.Nadal
4.Canas
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Re: McEnroe wants to watch Sampras on Wimby

Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Berdych, Ancic, Djokovic, Murray and the odd player who's just having an alright day.

Pete is OLD. Greatest grass champion of all time or not.
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