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Pete and Rogi comparisons.

07-05-2004, 06:50 PM
I have a feeling George won't be visiting this thread anytime soon but let's list them.

1. Both reached the number one rankings.
2. Both are Wimbledon Champions.
3. Both are Aussie Open Champions.
4. Both have won Oz and Wimbly in the same year, eerily enough Pete first won both titles in 94 ten years ago.
5. Both make the game look very easy and artistic.
6. Both have the same star sign (which Rogi duly noted in one of his interviews)
7. Both have the same demeanor on the court.
8. Both are very masculine.
9. Both have the one handed backhand.
10. Both have won titles on all the surfaces in the same year.
11. Both have defended their Wimbledon Title.
14. Both love junk food. :lol: Mac was saying that Rogi was drinking diet coke and eating Twix during the rain delays. Pete did the same thing till the Open of 96.
Ok can you think of anything else?

07-05-2004, 07:18 PM
12. One of the rivals was( is) coached by Brad Gilbert. :lol:

13. coaches of both died prematurely :sad:

07-06-2004, 07:15 AM
i didn't no Sampras had a coach who died prematurely! :sad:

07-06-2004, 08:49 PM
i didn't no Sampras had a coach who died prematurely! :sad:
yeah, Gullickson. their death has affected both profoundly

One more comparison:
Both have at least one nervous parent who cannot bear to watch the son play.

07-06-2004, 08:51 PM
Both sponsored by Nike.

07-06-2004, 08:54 PM
Both were born in August.

07-06-2004, 09:34 PM
a comparison made by RF himself:

The Wimbledon champion admitted he has followed Sampras by making himself more single-minded.

"Pete wasn't very often in the locker room. He arrived and left and I do a little bit of the same.

07-06-2004, 10:10 PM
The only thing I don't want him borrow from Pete is attitude toward FO. I think Pete never truly beleived that he can win RG. Needless to say, Roger's game is different and more suitable to clay.

Thanks for the article, mitalidas.

07-07-2004, 05:05 PM
Both have prominent eyebrows. :lol:

07-07-2004, 08:32 PM
both are a little bit shy and stayed natural, although they won lots of titles.

07-07-2004, 11:49 PM
For both, the first serious girlfriend is much older

07-18-2004, 05:40 PM
Both lost in the first rd of Wimbly the first few times playing the event before winning it and dominating the grass season.

07-18-2004, 07:05 PM

07-22-2004, 12:35 AM
6 foot 1 inch


07-22-2004, 12:51 AM
:) One more..... the "5 + 7 combination"

According to Encarta MSN, "....Born Peter Sampras in Washington, D.C., he was raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. " (

That makes both their first names 5 letters, and both surnames 7 letters. :) :D ;) :worship:

07-22-2004, 01:22 AM
Pete and Roger, side by side :) :

07-22-2004, 01:25 AM
UNCANNY!!!! great pics

won't it be awesome if that crazy scheme that Connors recently brought up about him, and JMac and Agassi and "One young player" playing an exhibiton double had Rogi as that One Young Player (although, they would never pick him -- they'll go for the American you know who i mean)

07-22-2004, 01:37 AM
Yeah, that would be great. In fact I would just love to see the veterans go one on one as well, like JMac vs Pete, or something like that.

07-22-2004, 10:15 AM
Rogi is much better at doubles than Andy. Jimmy would want him as his partner but you're right Rogi would never be picked.

07-27-2004, 07:26 PM
Read post #14 in the following thread:

07-28-2004, 11:09 AM
Another one.

08-03-2004, 04:46 PM
Dirk, you will love this

I don't know how to post movies, but this is a really nice "movie" that Jim Courier gives a talk-over on.

Go to:

and click on

" NBC's Jim Courier offers an in-depth comparison." I'll repost this on Roger's articles

08-04-2004, 06:46 AM
Mitalidas, I saw this in Pete's forum.

It was a nice comparison, but I still think it is very very very hard to remain #1 for six straight years.

08-07-2004, 10:06 PM
hi Lalitha, yes I posted it in Pete's forum also because I know all Pete Lovers (myself included) would like the bottomline. I think the comparisons are valid, when comparing Rogi and Pete at this stage of their career.
Lets wait six years, and see what we can say about #1 6 times in a row.....

09-12-2004, 11:52 PM
I love Pete, but here is one more after today's Bludgeoning:

With his fluid, all-court game, cool demeanor and win-the-big-ones determination, Federer already is inspiring talk about whether he can challenge Sampras' record of 14 major titles. Sampras got No. 4 at age 22; Federer turned 23 last month.

09-13-2004, 12:35 AM
Lleyton's interview after the Final:

Q. Slow hard court, who would you pick, Pete or Roger?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Oh, mate, it's hard to say. You know, we're fortunate that Roger could take, you know, after Pete's left, then Roger comes in. You know, that could help tennis in the big picture. You know, there's still a lot of guys. Obviously, Andy is going to be pushing. You know, a lot depends on the day as well. Pete had an awesome serve, you know. It's very hard for anyone to break his serve. Whether Roger could do that at the best, it's hard to say.

Q. Do you feel like anyone today, with him playing like that, could have done much better than you did?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Well, I don't think anyone in the -- anyone in the actual tournament (laughter). I don't know. Maybe. Maybe Pete Sampras, you know. As I said, it's very hard to, you know, obviously with their serve and whatever... But, you know, I just couldn't get enough cheap points off my service games to be able to put pressure on his. If I was able to hold my service games a little bit easier, then I would have been able to take a few more chances on his service games. So when he's up a break, especially, and he's a great frontrunner, he really gets confident

09-13-2004, 09:01 PM
Anyone read anything about Pete's reaction to Rogi's 4th slam? I am very curious

I love Pete, I love Rogi. I guess I would be happy if in the long run Rogi won 14 and tied with Pete, and no one ever broke that

09-13-2004, 09:10 PM
Pete, during the Open:

Have you sneaked a peek at the Open? I've seen some. A little bit of Roger Federer and Andre Agassi and the big boys. It's going to be an interesting second week. I think Andy Roddick can get to the final. I think the winner of Federer-Agassi will get to the final. It's really a pick-'em tournament right now.