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MARAT SAFIN: But realistically, I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I don't want to push myself down because I lost a match against Federer. It's not like I played against a yo-yo, a guy who doesn't know how to play tennis. You know what I mean?
Let's give him some credit. He is a big player. He's No. 1 in the world, sorry to tell you (smiling).

Q. How good a player is he?
MARAT SAFIN: He is a great player. He has all the shots. He has volley, he has serve. He's most complete player on the tour.

Q. Can you compare him to Pete Sampras?
MARAT SAFIN: No. It's a little bit different story. Yeah, they have some kind of same things. But I think Federer, he has better -- he a little bit -- I don't want to take anything from Pete. I mean, mentally, he was the strongest player on the tour. He has the biggest serve in the world. He has an unbelievable forehand and very good hands in the volley. But sometimes he was missing a little bit the backhand.
So Roger, he has -- he has everything and a backhand. Probably he doesn't have enough volley like Pete Sampras. But he is really good. I mean, he can volley. It's a little bit different story.
But Pete, as you can see, he won 14 Grand Slams. And he has a really good -- he was really, really tough.

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John McEnroe: "This is a player to drool over, he has unlimited potential ..."
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Thanks, TD
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I have not noiced it posted before.

From " Match pointers" by
Leif Shiras ( former touring pro)

" Federer is a shot- making geniuos, with hands touched by the tennis gods. Yet, let's not forget his feet. Federer's exceptional foorwork around the court blunted the big play of Safin( AO final). Federer's movement, both side to side and forward and backward, shrinks his half of the court. Safin must have felt like he was hitting into a matchbox. Federer's versatile one-handed backhand affords him an extraordinary array of spins and placements that Safin's two-hander at times seemed predictable ."

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get some perspective

agassi: "playing federer is nothing like playing pete, pete you could play your best and know you have no chance". "pete has got the records on the board".

borg "federer and roddick are good but i feel roddick will dominate tennis"
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get some perspective

agassi: "playing federer is nothing like playing pete, pete you could play your best and know you have no chance". "pete has got the records on the board".
from what interview/article is this. I read it somewhere and can't remember.
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I would wager that this comment was made pre-Wimbledon 2003 and that Borg's views and comments are very different now

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get some perspective

agassi: "playing federer is nothing like playing pete, pete you could play your best and know you have no chance". "pete has got the records on the board".

borg "federer and roddick are good but i feel roddick will dominate tennis"
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a missing quote and link. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori.../88751/1/.html

AGASSI: "Federer has incredible, incredible ability, and a career of great achievement ahead of him.
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From the BBC website.

Todd Martin believes Roger Federer has the game to surpass Pete Sampras.

Wimbledon champion Federer heads to SW19 looking to hold on to his title and claim a third Grand Slam crown, having won January's Australian Open.

But Martin urges caution in making comparisons with the seven-time Wimbledon champion - for now at least.

"It's going to be hard to ever compare somebody truly to Pete because of what he possessed in his mind," Martin told BBC Sport.

Such has been the Swiss player's form for much of the last 12 months that some experts, including John McEnroe, have hailed him the best player ever.

Martin remains adamant that Federer can only really be compared with Sampras when he starts winning "tournament upon tournament and major upon major".

However, he admits that a simple comparison between their respective games would favour Federer.

"If you take them out to the practice court and just examine what their skills are, what their level of athleticism is, Federer definitely has the potential to be better," said Martin.

"I think he's every bit the athlete that Pete was, possibly better.

"He's got a much better backhand than Pete had and probably a better forehand - as scary as that sounds.

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"Pete served way better than Roger does, but that's not to discredit what Roger can do with the serve. And they both volley very well, Pete probably a little bit better."
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Here is a 2000 (yes, as early as 2000) quote from Becker about Roger:

Boris BECKER said of FEDERER on Blick Online in Feb 2000:
Roger is one of the biggest tennis talents ever; if Roger continues to
develop like this, he's going to be one of the absolute top earners.'

source: (not my site)
http://www.geocities.com/federerfan/bio/
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Krajicek says Federer too slick
Leo Schlink, in London, tennis
19jun04

FORMER Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek believes Roger Federer's superior athleticism will make it difficult for Lleyton Hewitt to regain the world No. 1 mantle.

The 1996 All-England Club victor, Krajicek predicts Federer will notch his sixth title of the season at Wimbledon after establishing "the same aura of invincibility that Pete Sampras used to have".

"In many ways, the Swiss is a more complete player," Krajicek, now retired, said. "Federer is also a wonderful athlete, which is a side of his game that is often overlooked.

"He is always in the right position and somehow it never looks as if he is running because, unlike smaller players, like Lleyton Hewitt or Guillermo Coria who need more steps to get to the ball, Federer gets there almost without you realising.

"His only weakness could be that sometimes things seem to come so easily.



If you are interested in reading the full article, you can read it HERE
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Leave it to Boris to focus on money!!

Good observations fr Krajicek.

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"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
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are all blind?????????? federer is so stupid!
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