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Sampras: "Federer can break all my records"

ATHENS, May 16 (Reuters) - Former world number one Pete Sampras believes Roger Federer can break all of his records, including the 14 grand slam titles he lifted in his glittering 15-year career.

Sampras, in Athens to play in an over-30s tournament series organised by fellow American Jim Courier, said current rankings leader Federer could also win more than his seven Wimbledon crowns.

"He is the best player in the world. He is going to go on and break all my records," Sampras told reporters. "He can win 16 grand slams."

Sampras, who retired after his 2002 U.S. Open victory, won a record 14 grand slams including seven Wimbledon crowns, three more than Federer's current haul. Sampras' Wimbledon record ties Willie Renshaw's, a player in the 1880s.

"Federer is phenomenal on the surface (grass)," Sampras said. "I think he can win seven or eight depending on how much he wants to go on."

Sampras said Federer's mental and physical strength would put him in a league of his own for the next few years, despite his split with coach Tony Roche last week.

"He is the strongest for now and will be for the next couple of years," Sampras said.

Federer played his childhood idol only once in a competitive tournament in the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2001.

Federer won the match 7-5 in the fifth set, ending Sampras' 31-match winning streak at the All England Club.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/UK_TEN...P4213320070516

What do you call moonballing? Everybody can moonball. Can you do this?
At the other end of the spectrum was the Spanish player Sergi Bruguera, who generated topspin at an incredible rate that averaged over 3300rpm, more than 3 times as much spin of Mary Jo. Bruguera's average on 8 forehands was actually 3331rpms, and included the single fastest spinning forehand we recorded, an amazing 3751rpms in a match against Marcelo Rios.

In men's pro tennis it normally takes about 1 and 1/3 seconds for the ball to travel from one playerUs racket to the other in a baseline exchange. In the case of Sergi Bruguera's forehand, this means the ball is turning over itself 70 to 80 times as it travels to his opponent!

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"He is the strongest for now and will be for the next couple of years," Sampras said.

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Is it me or was he on fantasy land?
Federer just lost to Volandri last week in straight sets.....

Obviously he is jealous of the clay king~~78 matches won and still going.....
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Is it me or was he on fantasy land?
Federer just lost to Volandri last week in straight sets.....

Obviously he is jealous of the clay king~~78 matches won and still going.....
lol?
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Is it me or was he on fantasy land?
Federer just lost to Volandri last week in straight sets.....

Obviously he is jealous of the clay king~~78 matches won and still going.....
Maybe you are right, Sampras has chosen a bad time to say these things.

What do you call moonballing? Everybody can moonball. Can you do this?
At the other end of the spectrum was the Spanish player Sergi Bruguera, who generated topspin at an incredible rate that averaged over 3300rpm, more than 3 times as much spin of Mary Jo. Bruguera's average on 8 forehands was actually 3331rpms, and included the single fastest spinning forehand we recorded, an amazing 3751rpms in a match against Marcelo Rios.

In men's pro tennis it normally takes about 1 and 1/3 seconds for the ball to travel from one playerUs racket to the other in a baseline exchange. In the case of Sergi Bruguera's forehand, this means the ball is turning over itself 70 to 80 times as it travels to his opponent!

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I wish Sampras would stay away from tennis,~ i was happy to not hear about him for a few years after his retirment!!!

He should keep playing golf & pretending to be a celebrity in Hollywood-->> let the current stars take centre stage without hogging the limelight!!
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Maybe you are right, Sampras has chosen a bad time to say these things.

What things nut head, if you say it, it is okay but if Pete say it, it is wrong?? I dont give the drift.
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I guess it's an older interview, maybe taken after MC...
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I wish Sampras would stay away from tennis,~ i was happy to not hear about him for a few years after his retirment!!!

He should keep playing golf & pretending to be a celebrity in Hollywood-->> let the current stars take centre stage without hogging the limelight!!

Just leave Pete alone will you, let current players take centre stage my foot, Pete is not keeping them from not taking nothing, Pete deserve all that is coming his way, so just shut the hell up will you and let him be, "JUST SHUT UP" as they would say on MIKE & MIKE in the mornings on ESPN.
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Nothing like a bit of reverse psychology to add to the pressure Federer's under right now
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Nothing like a bit of reverse psychology to add to the pressure Federer's under right now

Exactly
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If Sampras were sincere then I wouldn`t mind, ~but even 5-years into retirement he`s still playing mind games [very sad Pistol Pete]
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In his recent ESPN interview~ Pete kept referring to himself in the 3rd person & saying boring crap such as "...one of the greatest players ever"
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Sampras obviously still has an inferiority complex [b4 it was with Agassi (since Andre got more fans/media) & now it`s with Federer-> because everyone`s saying he`s the most talented ever]
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I guess it's an older interview, maybe taken after MC...
It&#180;s not an older interview. It&#180;s from today (or maybe yesterday).

"Sampras, in Athens to play in an over-30s tournament series organised by fellow American Jim Courier..."

What do you call moonballing? Everybody can moonball. Can you do this?
At the other end of the spectrum was the Spanish player Sergi Bruguera, who generated topspin at an incredible rate that averaged over 3300rpm, more than 3 times as much spin of Mary Jo. Bruguera's average on 8 forehands was actually 3331rpms, and included the single fastest spinning forehand we recorded, an amazing 3751rpms in a match against Marcelo Rios.

In men's pro tennis it normally takes about 1 and 1/3 seconds for the ball to travel from one playerUs racket to the other in a baseline exchange. In the case of Sergi Bruguera's forehand, this means the ball is turning over itself 70 to 80 times as it travels to his opponent!

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I think i know... Federer's losing on purpose lately to get ready for his exhibition match between himself and Sampras!!! Sampras must have told him: "you want an exhibition match with me bitch? then lose a few games to n00bz0r5" Federer: "Alright i'll do it daddy!!! I'll let myself get Pwnz0red for a few games and fire my coach"
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Exactly
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If Sampras were sincere then I wouldn`t mind, ~but even 5-years into retirement he`s still playing mind games [very sad Pistol Pete]
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In his recent ESPN interview~ Pete kept referring to himself in the 3rd person & saying boring crap such as "...one of the greatest players ever"
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Sampras obviously still has an inferiority complex [b4 it was with Agassi (since Andre got more fans/media) & now it`s with Federer-> because everyone`s saying he`s the most talented ever]


To hear you talk nonsense is gross, find something better to talk about.
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Am I the only one who thinks that Federers new coach ought to be: Sampras?

Sampras could still teach Federer a thing or two about mental focus. This is key in Fed's matches with Nadal. He might also be able to improve on Feds serve.
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wrong timing mr. s

Fernando....
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