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Obviously there are many parallels (nomen omen "parallel universe") between Sampras and Federer in their careers... Look at the similarities between the same years of the various decades ->

- 1997, 26-year-old Sampras won 2 Majors, 2 Master Series and Masters Cup
- 2007, 26-year-old Federer won 3 Majors, 2 Master Series and Masters Cup

- 1998:
Australian Open: Sampras loses in QF (final: Korda def. Rios)
Indian Wells: Sampras loses in 3R (final: Rios def. Rusedski)
Miami: Sampras loses in 2R (final: Rios def. Agassi)

- 2008:
Australian Open: Federer loses in SF (final: Djokovic def. Tsonga)
Indian Wells: Federer loses in SF (final: Djokovic vs. Fish)
Miami: Federer loses in ??

The conclusions:
- "Djokovic '08" -> someone like "Rios '98"
- Djokovic is probably on the way to win combo IW-Miami '08 like Rios did it in '98
- Djokovic won Australian Open '08, Rios didn't in '98 and probably this is the reason why Rios was No. 2 at the end of 1998 and why Djokovic will be No. 1 at the end of 2008
- Exhibition match Federer-Sampras is a symbolic closure of the cycle




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Rios run was not a fluke

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Rios run was not a fluke
Rios was for the Chileans a God that time, like Djokovic is for the Serbians now Even the same colours on the flags of Chile and Serbia

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very interesting.
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Re: Similarities between 97/98 & 07/08 (a cyclical repeat)

And Sampras was not 100% at the start of 1998 (like Fed in 08) , he had problems from DC Final the previous year

Sampras was pretty awful all the way till Wimbledon in 98' then pretty good after it despite hardly any titles to show other than Vienna when Becker gave him his WC.
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rios did not win a gs.

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rios did not win a gs.
Because Korda was on a juice

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there is a difference. Djokovic is talented enough to win 4-6 slams in his career. Rios wasn't
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sorry, I don't see the connection.
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I think this would be quite okay for Federer if he won four more grand slam titles, averaging about a major per year for 4-5 years.

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I think this would be quite okay for Federer if he won four more grand slam titles, averaging about a major per year for 4-5 years.
if he fails at Wimby, additional slams may be hard to come by. somebody else owns the hard courts now.

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if he fails at Wimby, additional slams may be hard to come by. somebody else owns the hard courts now.
Are you implying that Djokovic is going to win every single hard court major from now on?

Reminds me of what some were saying after Safin won the US Open in 2000. Blah, blah, blah he's the next great one.

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