'But I'm still one of the favorites.' [posted by biggest fool on earth]

08-21-2002, 01:03 PM

Sure, Pete. :rolleyes:

And we will have to read this nonsense for at least another year. :rolleyes:

08-21-2002, 01:30 PM
it's good to see the entire quote. the article i quoted before ("Now Matthieu spanks Sampras") deleted the more arrogant sounding statements. i don't know if this is confidence or just delusional thinking on his part :eek: :eek:

Despite the setback, Sampras thinks he can win the U.S. Open.

"You have to remember who I am and where I'm playing next week. The U.S. Open is where you shine, and that is where I hope to shine," said Sampras, who was seeded third here. "I'm not the man to beat like I once was - Lleyton Hewitt has taken that role. But I'm still one of the favorites.

"The days of me dominating and being No. 1 are probably over. My goal is to win another major and, hopefully, destiny will be on my side at the Open. It just takes one close win and things can turn around quickly."

Last year's runner-up here, Sampras has not reached the quarterfinals of any event since appearing in the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in May. He has not won a title since Wimbledon 2000.

08-21-2002, 01:52 PM
LOL! But at least he has grasped the fact that he won't be number 1 anymore!:o

08-21-2002, 01:55 PM
true dat! :eek:

08-21-2002, 01:57 PM
:eek: :D Hey Petey boy weren't you one of the favorites at Wimbledon? I think if I remember correctly you were "the man to beat." :confused: :eek:

08-22-2002, 03:53 AM
I again cant see anything out of normal with his words... :o

I hope he can play well. He was a lot of fun last year before the final against Lleyton.

08-22-2002, 07:42 PM
If Pete can't believe in himself he might as well just go home. I think it is good to hear Pete say that. He has confidence. I have heard players say worse!

He is just trying to pump himself up. I hope he can do well, but I will be suprised to see him get to week 2.

08-22-2002, 08:54 PM
Pete will be down to 35ish after US Open :D

09-06-2002, 12:52 AM
I feel a bit guilty right now. :o

Last year I did the same to Lleyton, saying that he has no chance to win, and we all know what happened. :rolleyes:

And now I have done it again. :sad:

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2002, 07:24 AM
Very big of you to bump up your own thread like this - for a second I thought someone else had bumped it up and started talking about crow or something :p Glad to see otherwise ;) lol

But hey, who would have thunk ;)

09-06-2002, 08:01 AM
pete has just beaten Greg the dirty mouth, Haas and Roddick who is 11 years younger than him, please wait longer before he is finsihed, people are just jealouf of his unreachable, unbreakable achievements, sour grapes :D:D:D

09-06-2002, 09:31 AM
at least it wasn't Henman or else we would all have died of shock

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2002, 05:01 PM
:wavey: mimi, good to see your man doing so well again :) i know this isn't a surprise to you ;)

TBE - lol Henman, can you imagine? :eek:

09-08-2002, 11:34 PM
OMG. :eek: :o :sad:

I did it once again. Last year I posted the thread 'At least Lleyton won't win a slam anytime soon' and now this one. :o

Next year, just tell me the player you want to win and I will write him off. ;)

Tennis Fool
09-08-2002, 11:39 PM

Are you saying your a jinx???

This means that Pete will never leave the tour. Thanks alot.

09-08-2002, 11:40 PM
i blame Greg :mad:

09-08-2002, 11:41 PM
I blame Paradorn, he should have beaten Greg AND Pete. :mad:

Chloe le Bopper
09-08-2002, 11:52 PM
Hey want to do me a favour and write one of these for Ferrero next May? ;)

J. Corwin
09-09-2002, 12:04 AM
It looks like Pete will be retiring now since he wants to end it with a "big bang".

09-09-2002, 02:08 AM
Go Dom, some people would pay BIG for some of those threads with players names. :o :p
(Rebecca already started... ;))

Princess Fiona
09-09-2002, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by GoDom
Next year, just tell me the player you want to win and I will write him off. ;)

It's a deal, GoDom! ;)

09-09-2002, 12:09 PM
GoDom, Alex Corretja please ;)

The Crow
09-09-2002, 01:34 PM
lmao OMG Godom :o If this were WTAworld you would be crucified ;)

Anyway, I'm sure most of us didn't see this coming.

09-09-2002, 01:39 PM
Am also guilty of saying that although I thought Pete would get well into the 2nd week - because of his performances the last 2 years when he also did precious little beforehand - I did not think he would get to the final let alone win.
He has proved us all wrong, though I wish Agassi had proved me right!