Originally Posted by Quadruple Tree
19 year old Federer beat Sampras on the old Wimbledon grass playing serve and volley when Pete was on a 30 match winning streak. It was the match of 2001, so you are either like 10 years old or just being a willful idiot. Since you've heard of Laver, I'm going with the latter.
Roger then lost to a much lesser player than Pete in the following round. Yes, Roger did play great that day, which I am sure Pete was not expecting in an early round match. Sort of like Rosol beating Nadal. He played way above his normal level for a whole match. Unlike Roger, however, it seems that Rosol has had his only day in the sun. If a lesser player is going to beat a top player, especially in a slam, an early round match is usually the time to do it.