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Guga Says Sampras Better Than Federer

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"Former Brazilian tennis star Gustavo Kuerten on Tuesday said Pete Sampras was "much better" than current world number one Roger Federer and that the late Formula 1 champion Ayrton Senna was also better than current star Michael Schumacher. Kuerten, a former world number one himself who beat both Sampras and Federer during his career, told Brazilian TV Globo that the Swiss number one only stands out due to the absence of retired American Sampras. "In Formula 1, Schumacher took advantage of Senna's death to conquer his triumphs, just like Federer took advantage of the vacuum left by Sampras to obtain his victories. Both are good players, but I prefer Sampras," Kuerten said."...
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Brazilian Kuerten says Sampras was "much better" than Federer

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Rio de Janeiro- Former Brazilian tennis star Gustavo Kuerten on Tuesday said Pete Sampras was "much better" than current world number one Roger Federer and that the late Formula 1 champion Ayrton Senna was also better than current star Michael Schumacher. Kuerten, a former world number one himself who beat both Sampras and Federer during his career, told Brazilian TV Globo that the Swiss number one only stands out due to the absence of retired American Sampras.

"In Formula 1, Schumacher took advantage of Senna's death to conquer his triumphs, just like Federer took advantage of the vacuum left by Sampras to obtain his victories. Both are good players, but I prefer Sampras," Kuerten said.

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Former world number one Gustavo Kuerten has dismissed claims that Roger Federer could be the greatest tennis player of all time insisting that Pete Sampras was "much better."

Kuerten also went on to say that he felt Ayrton Senna was a better driver than Michael Schumacher in an interview with TV Globo in his native Brazil.

"In Formula One, Schumacher took advantage of Senna's death to conquer the sport, just like Federer took advantage of the vacuum left by Sampras to obtain his victories," said Kuerten.

"Both are good players, but I prefer Sampras."

Kuerten won the French Open three times and has beaten both Federer and Sampras in his career.

However, he has struggled in recent years, and is now ranked 1,113th in the world after being inactive on the tour since mid-February.

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Brazilian Kuerten Says Sampras Was "much Better" Than Federer




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Former Brazilian tennis star Gustavo Kuerten on Tuesday said Pete Sampras was "much better" than current world number one Roger Federer and that the late Formula 1 champion Ayrton Senna was also better than current star Michael Schumacher.

Kuerten, a former world number one himself who beat both Sampras and Federer during his career, told Brazilian TV Globo that the Swiss number one only stands out due to the absence of retired American Sampras.

"In Formula 1, Schumacher took advantage of Senna's death to conquer his triumphs, just like Federer took advantage of the vacuum left by Sampras to obtain his victories. Both are good players, but I prefer Sampras," Kuerten said.

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Guga: Pete Is Better Than Roger




By Tennis Week
11/02/2006




Gustavo Kuerten doesn't need to see the results of Tennis Week's All-Time Tournament to learn the identity of the greatest men's player in history.



The three-time Roland Garros champion has already faced him. Kuerten crowned 14-time Grand Slam king Pete Sampras as the best player he's ever seen.

Suggesting Sampras' level of competition was more demanding than the opposition nine-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer faces today, Kuerten said Sampras was a "much better" player. Kuerten according Kuerten also went on to say that he felt Ayrton Senna was a better driver than Michael Schumacher in an interview with TV Globo in his native Brazil.

"In Formula One, (Michael) Schumacher took advantage of (Ayrton) Senna's death to conquer the sport, just like Federer took advantage of the vacuum left by Sampras to obtain his victories," said Kuerten in an interview with the Brazilian network TV Globo; his comments were republished by Eurosport. "Both are good players, but I prefer Sampras."

Former World No. 1 Kuerten won two of his three meetings with Federer, including a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory in their last meeting at the fourth round of the 2004 French Open. Federer was not nearly at the peak of his powers in his three career meetings with Kuerten. Sampras beat the Brazilian clay-court master in two of the three matches they played, including a memorable 6-1, 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(10), triumph in the 2000 Miami final.
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Pete Sampras is the best FOR EVER~
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I don't think Pete is much better than Federer, especially that we can't say Rogers's career is near to an end. He has plenty of time to win Slams and other big trophies and records.
Yes, I prefer Pete, but i think Federer is better on clay.

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I don't think Pete is much better than Federer, especially that we can't say Rogers's career is near to an end. He has plenty of time to win Slams and other big trophies and records.
Yes, I prefer Pete, but i think Federer is better on clay.

visiually federer's game is more attactive but i'd say wait for roger to retire before making comparisons, the fact that people (and players) can't wait tells you they feel federer will suprass pete's records!
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I agreed with you, Pete for always. and how are you doing.
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visiually federer's game is more attactive but i'd say wait for roger to retire before making comparisons, the fact that people (and players) can't wait tells you they feel federer will suprass pete's records!

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I don't think Pete is much better than Federer, especially that we can't say Rogers's career is near to an end. He has plenty of time to win Slams and other big trophies and records.
Yes, I prefer Pete, but i think Federer is better on clay.

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I'm doing fine. How abou you?

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