Difference between Pete and Roger - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 462
                     
Difference between Pete and Roger

One noticeable difference between the two is that Pete never once declared himself the greatest player of all time even after after what he's accomplished . All he said in the past is that he'd like to be compared with the other greats but that he didn't want to stand alone . Roger on the other hand has the audacity to say that if he continues like this then he'll be the greatest player of all time . That's a bunch of bullshit as he's clearly disrespecting the past champions by saying he should be the greatest if he continues . I think he needs a lesson from Pete in class as his arrogance is really showing .
wimbledonfan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 08:45 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 158
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

The media is the one that branded Roger the greatest first. And it comes up in almost every interview and every conversation with past champions...even current champions. So, Roger is almost forced to comment on it at every turn.
That didn't happen with Pete. Pete didn't dominate the field the way Roger is. And Pete never had a shot in hell of winning the FO. The notion of GOAT rarely came up with Pete until much, much later in his career. And when it did, it wasn't nearly as emphatic as it is when it's brought up about Roger.

THAT'S the true difference. Get it right.
senorgato is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 08:53 PM
Registered User
 
Burrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 19,263
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

But Roger is right, if he carries on at this rate, he will be the best in history.

Quote:
Originally Posted by latso View Post
...was properly educated by my parents, so i think before i write something stupid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypnotize View Post
I knew I was going to regret, reading inside.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burrow View Post
Weren't you just pestering another guy about his grammar, not so long ago?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypnotize View Post
And your problem with my grammar is?
Burrow is offline  
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 08:58 PM
Registered User
 
guga2120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,151
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

the biggest difference is one can play on clay, and the other can not.
guga2120 is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 09:05 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 579
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by senorgato View Post
The media is the one that branded Roger the greatest first. And it comes up in almost every interview and every conversation with past champions...even current champions. So, Roger is almost forced to comment on it at every turn.
That didn't happen with Pete. Pete didn't dominate the field the way Roger is. And Pete never had a shot in hell of winning the FO. The notion of GOAT rarely came up with Pete until much, much later in his career. And when it did, it wasn't nearly as emphatic as it is when it's brought up about Roger.

THAT'S the true difference. Get it right.
Great post!

A service notice for Pete..

Little FEDERER, Roger (SUI) Versus Defending Wimbledon Champ Pete SAMPRAS (USA)
Year Tournament Round Surface Winner Score
2001 Wimbledon 16 Grass (O) R.FEDERER 7-6(7) 5-7 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5


Does he really believes this is the same Federer of then?
spencercarlos is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 09:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 676
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by Safinator2000 View Post
But Roger is right, if he carries on at this rate, he will be the best in history.
That's right, son.
Boris Franz Ecker is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 09:48 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 408
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

rate?
what rate?
losing in the first week of a major tournament??
Waterfox is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 09:51 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 932
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

How can anyone deny that Roger is not correct?

Must we really recall what he's done in the past 3 years? If he continues at this pace, he would have around 20 Grandslams by the time he's retired, and surely a couple of those French Opens.
deliveryman is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 12:35 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,931
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by sala_ryan View Post
rate?
what rate?
losing in the first week of a major tournament??
this is your first post? STFU.
trixtah is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 12:47 AM
Registered User
 
CyBorg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,166
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by trixtah View Post
this is your first post? STFU.
Bizarre. Hope it was worth the hastles of registration.

People should get off Roger's back. If the microphone was in front of my mouth at all times I would come off as the worst person in the world. It is hard to always say the right thing that conforms to everyone's preference. Roger does an amazing job of pleasing most people, though. Maybe too good a job.
CyBorg is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 12:57 AM
Registered User
 
Bagelicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,651
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by sala_ryan View Post
rate?
what rate?
losing in the first week of a major tournament??
In one post, you have made yourself a strong contender for the 2007 ArseClown awards.

Emotions of a Safin fan


I smell bagels!!! Lots of them!!!
Bagelicious is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 08:52 AM
Registered User
 
Bobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,159
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by sala_ryan View Post
rate?
what rate?
losing in the first week of a major tournament??
And you think that's what Federer has been doing lately. He's won two big tournaments this year, at this RATE he'll win much more.

By the way, a conversation is always better if there are differing views. As long as all the views make sense. What you are saying is as intelligent as claiming that black is actually white. Federer is not a first round loser.
Bobby is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 09:11 AM
Registered User
 
Stensland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 6,227
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

as most have already said: pete's just never been as dominating before as roger is these days. put sampras on clay and he'd struggle against guys like montanes or portas. put roger on clay and he would't lose a set even if they'd play for years. that being said: roger's at least as good as pete on every other surface.

and at last: just take a look at how easily he's been outdistancing the no. 2's over the last 3 years. there's never been any talk like "wow, could the gap be narrowing?"

the first guy who slightly brought that issue up was roddick during this year's ao (remember him saying "i don't know if the gap has narrowed, but it surely hasn't widened over the last months"). and what did he get? a hell of a beating in the semis.

to me there's no doubt about the fact that roger will BY FAR be the best man that's ever played this sport if he continues to play the way he's doing right now. plus: he won't be like clijsters, the williams sisters or maybe hewitt lateron, who're talking about retiring or getting caught up in other business and therefor not focussing on tennis. fedex loves tennis, there's just no way that he'll be off stage in 2 or 3 years.

keep 'em coming, roger!
Stensland is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 09:29 AM
Registered User
 
feuselino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 807
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by wimbledonfan View Post
One noticeable difference between the two is that Pete never once declared himself the greatest player of all time even after after what he's accomplished.
I don't remember that Roger ever declared himself the greatest player of all time?!
feuselino is offline  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 09:38 AM
Registered User
 
Dougie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,907
                     
Re: Difference between Pete and Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by feuselino View Post
I don't remember that Roger ever declared himself the greatest player of all time?!
Me neither. The problem is, that since all the interviews are more or less about this hype, eventually he will slip something that will be interpreted as arrogant. I think Federer seems to be pretty humble, considering he is clearly the best. And if he keeps playing like this, he certainly WILL be the best of all time.
Dougie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome