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Sampras Plans To Be There When Federer Breaks Slam Record

LleytonMonfils
06-19-2008, 02:31 PM
From ESPN.com

LONDON -- Pete Sampras remains confident that Roger Federer will beat his record for most career Grand Slam singles titles.

In fact, Sampras plans to be sitting among Federer's most vocal supporters when he does win a 15th career major -- even if that requires a lengthy flight to Melbourne, Australia.

Federer has 12 Grand Slam titles, two behind Sampras' record.

If Federer won a sixth straight Wimbledon title next month and a fifth consecutive U.S. Open title in September, he would be aiming for No. 15 at the Australian Open in January.

"There is a burning desire in Roger to break my record, and when he does it I would like to be there," Sampras said Thursday. "I said to Roger, 'Just make sure it's in New York or London. Australia is a long way to go. [But] if it worked out like that, I would fly there.'

"I would just let him enjoy it as his moment but [I would want to be there] just to respect the record and what he was able to do and to just say, 'Congratulations."

Despite Federer's loss to No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal in the French Open final, Sampras is confident the Swiss star will bounce back at the All England Club.

"He's created this monster of winning so many tournaments and so many majors and doing it with ease," Sampras said in Sao Paulo, Brazil. "As great as Roger is, he's going to have his losses and his bad days. It's just human nature to go through some lulls."

That doesn't mean he has lost his edge, Sampras said.

"In the majors, he's still the guy that's most likely to win them," Sampras said. "He's lost a couple and, if anything, that'll do him some good. It'll get him going and fired up. He'll be just fine."

The 36-year-old Sampras was speaking from BlackRock Tour of Champions, where he makes his debut Thursday in Brazil against Thomas Muster.

But Sampras will find it hard not thinking of Wimbledon, which begins Monday, and where he captured half of his career majors.

"I think if I were to step back on that court at Wimbledon it would bring up a lot of emotion," Sampras said. "Just because of what the place meant to me and how big it was to the sport of tennis."

Henry Chinaski
06-19-2008, 02:34 PM
He'll be there hoping Fed falls and breaks a leg.

MacTheKnife
06-19-2008, 02:41 PM
Class act all the way. He could probably win a few rounds next week if he played.. I watched the replay of his 2001 match with Fed the other night and it was awesome. Some of the best grass court tennis I've ever seen...
Just wish these guys had been in their 20s at the same time.

Fumus
06-19-2008, 02:43 PM
Good for Pete, I think him and Roger really get along. Roger respects Pete big time too.

HNCS
06-19-2008, 02:44 PM
Class act all the way. He could probably win a few rounds next week if he played.. I watched the replay of his 2001 match with Fed the other night and it was awesome. Some of the best grass court tennis I've ever seen...
Just wish these guys had been in their 20s at the same time.

yeah....quite unfortunate one was past his prime, and the other had not matured yet.

but better then nothing. still feel blessed to be able to see that match. :D

BIGMARAT
06-19-2008, 02:52 PM
he just wants to reiterate that he still got the record.

jenanun
06-19-2008, 02:55 PM
or simply because he believe its never gonna happen

scoobs
06-19-2008, 02:58 PM
Well, although the cynics prefer to see it differently, I prefer to see it as Pete says it - that if and when the moment comes, he wants to be there to share in the moment and show his respect and appreciation for the new record holder.

Which I think is a lovely gesture.

Or Levy
06-19-2008, 03:01 PM
Sweet of Pete, you can tell he knows what Roger is going through.

Ever since he met Roger and spent some time with him, he turned into a huge Fedtard, it's really cute.

A_Skywalker
06-19-2008, 03:07 PM
Lets say he goes to the final before the supposed 15th GS win, but what if Fed loses, will Pete go again when Fed plays GS final? :p

jcempire
06-19-2008, 03:33 PM
He'll be there hoping Fed falls and breaks a leg.

LOL:wavey:

That's what you want........

MacTheKnife
06-19-2008, 03:33 PM
Lets say he goes to the final before the supposed 15th GS win, but what if Fed loses, will Pete go again when Fed plays GS final? :p

If I had a guess, it would be yes. Pete can afford a few flights once he's sure Fed is in the final. I'm sure only the trip down under would get to be a pain. It's not like he's not used to doing some traveling..

jcempire
06-19-2008, 03:34 PM
3 more GS. In fact, that's very possible

Bernard Black
06-19-2008, 03:37 PM
Well, although the cynics prefer to see it differently, I prefer to see it as Pete says it - that if and when the moment comes, he wants to be there to share in the moment and show his respect and appreciation for the new record holder.

Which I think is a lovely gesture.

My thoughts too. Both great guys :worship:

Kitty de Sade
06-19-2008, 03:39 PM
Well, although the cynics prefer to see it differently, I prefer to see it as Pete says it - that if and when the moment comes, he wants to be there to share in the moment and show his respect and appreciation for the new record holder.

Which I think is a lovely gesture.

:hatoff:

Nearly six years into retirement, and Pete still proves how much of a class act he is. Very nice to see, even if I'll need a hankie when it happens. :p

Henry Chinaski
06-19-2008, 03:42 PM
Lets say he goes to the final before the supposed 15th GS win, but what if Fed loses, will Pete go again when Fed plays GS final? :p

to jinx him, yes.

Foxy
06-19-2008, 03:49 PM
It's more likely Sampras to see his record broken by Rafa! :devil:

jcempire
06-19-2008, 03:51 PM
It's more likely Sampras to see his record broken by Rafa! :devil:

Are you kidding ????????????????/

vucina
06-19-2008, 03:57 PM
Good for Pete, I think him and Roger really get along. Roger respects Pete big time too.

Why on earth would they get along? Pete is the man, while Fed is a ponce. They have nothing in common, Roger would probably tell him about his practical manpurse, his new fabulous blazer for Wimbledon, and how fantastic his new conditioner is. At that point, Sampras would puke all over him.

BigJohn
06-19-2008, 04:25 PM
It's more likely Sampras to see his record broken by Rafa! :devil:

Delusional :rolleyes:

marcRD
06-19-2008, 04:50 PM
How about if he has 14 grans slams when he is in a final against Nadal next year in Paris?

Would it be worth the trip to go and watch Federer have a less than 1% chanse of breaking the record?

FedFan_2007
06-19-2008, 05:25 PM
How about if he has 14 grans slams when he is in a final against Nadal next year in Paris?

Would it be worth the trip to go and watch Federer have a less than 1% chanse of breaking the record?

Good point. Why make the trip to see Fed get thrashed 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

habibko
06-19-2008, 05:29 PM
Pete :worship: class all the way

A_Skywalker
06-19-2008, 05:36 PM
Delusional :rolleyes:

4 grand slams at the age of 22, why not ?

sheeter
06-19-2008, 05:47 PM
A nice gesture by Pete.

sheeter
06-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Delusional :rolleyes:

You never know. Anything can happen.

elessar
06-19-2008, 05:52 PM
4 grand slams at the age of 22, why not ?
You never know. Anything can happen.
The original poster said more likely, that's BS nothing more:shrug:


NO matter what could happen in the future, nobody in the world is more likely to beat Pete's record than Roger. Doesn't mean that he will or that Rafa won't, just that Bigjohn was right to call Foxy delusional.

KitinovRules
06-19-2008, 05:54 PM
Why on earth would they get along? Pete is the man, while Fed is a ponce. They have nothing in common, Roger would probably tell him about his practical manpurse, his new fabulous blazer for Wimbledon, and how fantastic his new conditioner is. At that point, Sampras would puke all over him.
And what the Faker will tell to big Pete. How he will retire in the next match ?

groundstroke
06-19-2008, 06:06 PM
Let's hope he wins Wimbledon this year, wins US Open this year and he wins Wimbledon next year, that would be the perfect 15.

habibko
06-19-2008, 06:26 PM
Let's hope he wins Wimbledon this year, wins US Open this year and he wins Wimbledon next year, that would be the perfect 15.

but then Pete will go all the way to Australia pointlessly :shrug: and then he might not come to Wimbledon afterwards :confused:

nah I'd like Pete to present him the trophy at Rod Laver Arena :devil:

groundstroke
06-19-2008, 06:29 PM
but then Pete will go all the way to Australia pointlessly :shrug: and then he might not come to Wimbledon afterwards :confused:

nah I'd like Pete to present him the trophy at Rod Laver Arena :devil:
I'd prefer it to be in England for two reasons
1. Federer won his first GS there.
2. I would go there and watch the final.

Warrior
06-19-2008, 06:33 PM
Unfortunately, it's not a question of 'when', but a question of 'if'.

KitinovRules
06-19-2008, 06:42 PM
Unfortunately, it's not a question of 'when', but a question of 'if'.
No matter how hard is that to hear, but I must agree with you.

Monteque
06-19-2008, 06:42 PM
Class act all the way. He could probably win a few rounds next week if he played.. I watched the replay of his 2001 match with Fed the other night and it was awesome. Some of the best grass court tennis I've ever seen...
Just wish these guys had been in their 20s at the same time.

Agree. goat talking about goat just awesome. i believe 2009 is the time. It'll be happend in Wimbledon or in USO though. Better Pete always ready to pack his bag.

Foxy
06-19-2008, 07:01 PM
The original poster said more likely, that's BS nothing more:shrug:


NO matter what could happen in the future, nobody in the world is more likely to beat Pete's record than Roger. Doesn't mean that he will or that Rafa won't, just that Bigjohn was right to call Foxy delusional.

Oh, dear elessar,
we shall see soon enough what is more likely and who is delusional, and who is not. Mark my words.

BigJohn
06-19-2008, 07:03 PM
Unfortunately, it's not a question of 'when', but a question of 'if'.

Wait a second here.

Since 2003, the guy has been in 15 GS finals, won 12 of them, as we speak his holding 2 out of the 4 titles...

He gets beaten in the AO I think it is obvious why, then losed to Nadal in RG, like everybody else the last 4 years, and now it is maybe he will win 3 more majors.

He's 26 and plans to play until he's 35 right?

The question is when.

Monteque
06-19-2008, 07:04 PM
It's more likely Sampras to see his record broken by Rafa! :devil:

I bet you assumed that Rafa's going to win Roland Garros for 15 times.
Consecutively or split?

Foxy
06-19-2008, 07:17 PM
I bet you assumed that Rafa's going to win Roland Garros for 15 times.
Consecutively or split?

Impossible? No?

BIGMARAT
06-19-2008, 07:55 PM
4 grand slams at the age of 22, why not ?

Your talking about 11 more years of consecutive RG title.

I said consecutive and yes, US, AO and WB wont be in the equation.

Marine
06-19-2008, 08:56 PM
I want Fed to win Wimbledon or the us open, then the australian open, which would oblige Pete to come back in Roland Garros :p
I'd love to see him again in Paris. :angel:

elessar
06-19-2008, 08:58 PM
Oh, dear elessar,
we shall see soon enough what is more likely and who is delusional, and who is not. Mark my words.
Oh, dear Foxy,
stop trolling.

Foxy
06-19-2008, 09:03 PM
Oh, dear Foxy,
stop trolling.

Yes, madam.

FedFan_2007
06-19-2008, 09:09 PM
First Federer has to win #13 which is a BIG IF considering Clay Monster's peak form right now. Clay Monster is just so hot.

habibko
06-19-2008, 09:10 PM
Wait a second here.

Since 2003, the guy has been in 15 GS finals, won 12 of them, as we speak his holding 2 out of the 4 titles...

He gets beaten in the AO I think it is obvious why, then losed to Nadal in RG, like everybody else the last 4 years, and now it is maybe he will win 3 more majors.

He's 26 and plans to play until he's 35 right?

The question is when.

ditto ;)

FedFan_2007
06-19-2008, 09:15 PM
I'm not buying into Federer's fantasy of playing till 35. He'll retire as soon as he loses any more chance to be #1 and win grand slams. I predict he'll retire by end of 2009 if those things happen.

Fedex
06-19-2008, 10:11 PM
I want Fed to win Wimbledon or the us open, then the australian open, which would oblige Pete to come back in Roland Garros :p
I'd love to see him again in Paris. :angel:

Sampras would only go to RG if Federer were in the final again next year. I personally don't think Federer will get back to the finals again next year.

BigJohn
06-19-2008, 10:14 PM
I'm not buying into Federer's fantasy of playing till 35. He'll retire as soon as he loses any more chance to be #1 and win grand slams. I predict he'll retire by end of 2009 if those things happen.

With Fedfans like you, who needs RFKs? ;)

raven gypsy
06-19-2008, 10:41 PM
I'll be really excited to see this.
I think that have prior champions around at these momentous events enhances their meaning for fans. Loved Borg being there for both Rog and Raf this and last year!

Corey Feldman
06-19-2008, 10:53 PM
Enough of the jinxing Pete!! FFS

freeandlonely
06-19-2008, 11:35 PM
I didn't expect that from Sampras. It changed, no?
About 4 years ago he kept talking this kid shold do more S&V, no?
Anyway I'm kind of happy to hear that.

alfonsojose
06-20-2008, 12:48 AM
That won't happen. JesusFed is done.

alfonsojose
06-20-2008, 12:55 AM
I'm not buying into Federer's fantasy of playing till 35. He'll retire as soon as he loses any more chance to be #1 and win grand slams. I predict he'll retire by end of 2009 if those things happen.
:yeah:

JediFed
06-20-2008, 01:19 AM
4 grand slams at the age of 22, why not ?


Nadal winning RG at the age of 33, with a winning streak of 105 straight matches at RG.

I suppose that's possible.

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-20-2008, 02:57 AM
With Fedfans like you, who needs RFKs? ;)

MTF needs RFK.

If I wasnt around the last few years MTF would be called Fedtard Land and their would be stupid coats and man purses all around.

BigJohn
06-20-2008, 03:07 AM
MTF needs RFK.

If I wasnt around the last few years MTF would be called Fedtard Land and their would be stupid coats and man purses all around.

I totally agree.

Mimi
06-20-2008, 04:26 AM
so classy, my old pete :bowdown::bowdown:

i hope we won't hear any more sour-grapes, old jealous king from some of the fedtards ....

ChinoRios4Ever
06-20-2008, 05:10 AM
jinx? :p

seriously what a classy guy this Sampras, will be a true honor to have him in Chile next week :worship:

FedFan_2007
06-20-2008, 07:11 AM
Nadal winning RG at the age of 33, with a winning streak of 105 straight matches at RG.

I suppose that's possible.

Yeah I can see Nadal winning 15/15 Roland Garros. Nobody can ever beat him, even some young up and comer Spaniards won't be able ever beat him on the red mud.

nkhera1
06-20-2008, 07:19 AM
It would be cool if Federer were able to break it at Wimbledon with Pete presenting him the trophy.

habibko
06-20-2008, 02:30 PM
o9asqu2aaFU

MacTheKnife
06-20-2008, 03:58 PM
Yeah I can see Nadal winning 15/15 Roland Garros. Nobody can ever beat him, even some young up and comer Spaniards won't be able ever beat him on the red mud.

Did I dream it or didn't Juan Carlos Ferrero spank him in straight sets just a few weeks ago.. Believe it was 5-7, 1-6.. could be wrong..

Sometimes it's the guys you least expect that pull the upsets..

FedFan_2007
06-20-2008, 04:47 PM
Ha ha Sampras gives no chance to Federer to win the French. Can you imagine Sampy/Nadal? It would be a triple bagel every time.

nhissan
06-20-2008, 05:26 PM
lol Sampras should not be there, no one care about him

FedFan_2007
06-20-2008, 05:38 PM
But Roger is the ultimate loser for being thrashed 4 years in a row by Nadal @French Open. Basically in Roger's prime years(2005-2008), Nadal denied Roger 4 French Open titles. Would already be GOAT. Nadal aka GOAT Denier!

FedFan_2007
06-20-2008, 05:38 PM
BTW, nobody cares about Wimby/USO. Those are easy to win. What really matters is Australian Open, Monte Carlo and French Open.

Corey Feldman
06-20-2008, 05:48 PM
Did I dream it or didn't Juan Carlos Ferrero spank him in straight sets just a few weeks ago.. Believe it was 5-7, 1-6.. could be wrong..

Sometimes it's the guys you least expect that pull the upsets..
Not that i feel like sticking up for him, but obviously Nadal wasnt in match condition that day, he had blisters .... i mean he hammered the mug any other time he played him on clay.

he's lost 3 out of his last 120 or so clay matches and all from injury, fatigue, over playing ..



If I wasnt around the last few years MTF would be called Fedtard Land and their would be stupid coats and man purses all around.:haha: :haha:

Johnny Groove
06-20-2008, 05:56 PM
MTF needs RFK.

If I wasnt around the last few years MTF would be called Fedtard Land and their would be stupid coats and man purses all around.

:worship:

Not that i feel like sticking up for him, but obviously Nadal wasnt in match condition that day, he had blisters .... i mean he hammered the mug any other time he played him on clay.

he's lost 3 out of his last 120 or so clay matches and all from injury, fatigue, over playing ..

Pretty much. The only time Nadal ever loses on clay is when he has already played 32423423 weeks in a row and is injured and someone gets lucky

tangerine_dream
06-20-2008, 06:01 PM
so classy, my old pete :bowdown::bowdown:

i hope we won't hear any more sour-grapes, old jealous king from some of the fedtards ....
Don't bet on it.

MacTheKnife
06-20-2008, 06:10 PM
Not that i feel like sticking up for him, but obviously Nadal wasnt in match condition that day, he had blisters .... i mean he hammered the mug any other time he played him on clay.

he's lost 3 out of his last 120 or so clay matches and all from injury, fatigue, over playing

Agreed, but for any fan to think their guy's unbeatable in today's world is just plain delusional.

10nisfan
06-20-2008, 11:58 PM
How come I'm NOT really a FAN of the So-Called "GOATS"?...:scratch:

Coz I often Root for the Underdogs!...:haha:


IMO, FEDEX is a Clearly "The GOAT" compared to SAMPRAS... So Sampras should Bow to Fedex!... :lol:

jcempire
06-21-2008, 12:03 AM
Agreed, but for any fan to think their guy's unbeatable in today's world is just plain delusional.

Yes, you right. guess no one knows what happen next year on CLAY, possibly we got a brand New guy coming out. Never know it until it happens

A_Skywalker
06-21-2008, 02:43 PM
Your talking about 11 more years of consecutive RG title.

I said consecutive and yes, US, AO and WB wont be in the equation.

Yeah :worship:

alfonsojose
02-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Smart Pete :devil:

whattheheck
07-04-2009, 02:29 AM
Heard from an interview with Roger that Pete might be attending the final. Will he watch and witness his record potentially be broken, thus passing on to Fed the title of GOAT?

straitup
07-04-2009, 02:29 AM
I thought I heard them say on NBC that he was going to stay at home and do a kind of teleconference thingy or something to join Ted, John, and Mary during the match...so I don't think he is

MacTheKnife
07-04-2009, 02:32 AM
I don't know, but they said today Sampras would be live on the phone.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
07-04-2009, 02:39 AM
man it sucks

Pete had to be there- it would have been right

straitup
07-04-2009, 02:47 AM
I'm sure that if Federer makes the final at the US, he'll be there for that...but of course that doesn't have the same meaning at all

JediFed
07-04-2009, 02:53 AM
Agassi made the trip to Paris. Sampras can do London. :mad::mad::mad:

FedFan_2007
07-04-2009, 03:41 AM
Sampras :mad: you classless bastard

ballbasher101
07-04-2009, 03:49 AM
Sampras should be there. Who would have thought that Federer would have the chance to break the grandslam record so soon. Federer has averaged 2 slams per year since 2003, that is crazy :worship:

FedFan_2007
07-04-2009, 04:00 AM
I wonder if in 9-10 years someone will break Federer's record and will he be there to "pass the torch". Of course in order to do it you'll have to win about 18-19 slams.

JediFed
07-04-2009, 04:05 AM
Federer will still be playing. Like Connors. :devil:

FedFan_2007
07-04-2009, 04:07 AM
Federer will still be playing. Like Connors. :devil:

:eek: I dread the thought that Federer might win 20-22 slams. If he did that Nole, Murray, Del Potro would be left with almost nothing by the time the Dimitrov generation is ready.

orangehat
07-04-2009, 04:07 AM
Bad omen that Fed won't win later today? :lol:

Hola Mr. SK
07-04-2009, 04:15 AM
I wonder if in 9-10 years someone will break Federer's record and will he be there to "pass the torch". Of course in order to do it you'll have to win about 18-19 slams.
Nadal is a good candidate if he stays healthy. But we need to know first what the new record will be,16,17,...20,more? That's crazy.:o

FedFan_2007
07-04-2009, 04:22 AM
I don't think Rafa would be the one to challenge Fed's slam mark with his physical style. More likely would be a Roger-clone.

ballbasher101
07-04-2009, 04:26 AM
I don't think Rafa would be the one to challenge Fed's slam mark with his physical style. More likely would be a Roger-clone.

There will never be another Roger. Complete players come once in a life time.

whattheheck
07-04-2009, 04:48 AM
Agassi made the trip to Paris. Sampras can do London. :mad::mad::mad:

Agassi was only in Paris because of his commitment to Longines, along with Steffi.

Melly Flew Us
07-04-2009, 07:42 AM
i wish i could say 'like bjorg last year?' but i can't so i shan't.

duong
07-04-2009, 12:59 PM
if he had been there it would have been a fantastic event anyway to celebrate either if Roger or Andy wins :lol:

Lololita
07-04-2009, 01:37 PM
There will never be another Roger. Complete players come once in a life time.
Clearly not.

swebright
07-04-2009, 01:46 PM
I don't want Borg to present Roger any trophy. He's so jealous of Roger; you can see it in his eyes. what he's thinking in his head. He doesn't want anybody to break his records and secretly wishing they ail.

Unlike Sampras, who has always been gracious towards Fed and encouraged him to do so.

out_here_grindin
07-04-2009, 02:47 PM
Clearly not.

True. Who honestly thought that Pete's record would be broken in only 7 years time.

RagingLamb
07-04-2009, 06:01 PM
Based on this recent interview it doesnt seem like Pete will be there:

Would Sampras go to England to smile upon his successor? “I’m not sure,” he said.

It would be a long way to travel for a cameo appearance, he said. And it would require leaving his boys — or less palatable still, taking them.
“Have you ever tried traveling with a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old?” he said, laughing.Thank you sasa (http://www.menstennisforums.com/member.php?u=31732) for the Source (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/sports/tennis/29sampras.html?ref=sports)

Corey Feldman
07-04-2009, 06:01 PM
WTF Pete? get over here

the problem for him imo isnt watching Fed try and break the record - but he's still bitter they put him on court 2 in his last ever match here in 2002

Dougie
07-04-2009, 06:17 PM
Why on earth should Pete be there? Of course it would be nice, but he´s retired, his life isn´t just about tennis anymore. He has no obligation to be there, and I´m sure Roger doesn´t really care that much. They´ll shake hands at the Us Open.

RagingLamb
07-04-2009, 06:20 PM
Why on earth should Pete be there? Of course it would be nice, but he´s retired, his life isn´t just about tennis anymore. He has no obligation to be there, and I´m sure Roger doesn´t really care that much. They´ll shake hands at the Us Open.

exactly

smucav
07-04-2009, 06:51 PM
Agassi made the trip to Paris.Agassi & Graf had planned to be in Paris for a long time regardless of who was playing in the men's final.

They played in the exhibition at Wimbledon on May 17th & then went to Paris & did several events (some for Longines & some for their charities) prior to the women's & men's finals. They didn't go to Paris just for Federer.

MacTheKnife
07-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Personally I would love to see Pete there, but that's merely my own selfish desire to see him back at Wimby. I don't blame him at all for not going. Why should he really. He's made no secret of his support for Federer and he is a class act, and everyone knows it.
Nothing else to prove. Enjoy your retirement Pete, you earned it.

Blondie1985
07-05-2009, 02:04 AM
it will be totally awesome, a great honour for Roger! i wanna him there!!!

Har-Tru
07-05-2009, 02:08 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=126049

bad gambler
07-05-2009, 02:08 AM
Rumour is that he will be part of the trophy presentation party

Har-Tru
07-05-2009, 02:09 AM
I really can't understand why people blame Sampras for not being there. Under what reasoning must he be there?

Blondie1985
07-05-2009, 02:13 AM
Rumour is that he will be part of the trophy presentation party

really??

any links?

chammer44
07-05-2009, 02:15 AM
It would be insulting to Roddick to be there, I think.

Why not just make a public announcement instead, "Andy you are Mug with no chance of beating Federer."

Blondie1985
07-05-2009, 02:35 AM
It would be insulting to Roddick to be there, I think.

Why not just make a public announcement instead, "Andy you are Mug with no chance of beating Federer."


...wtf?

Borg was there in 2007 abd i believed Rada didn't feel he was a mug :rolleyes:

juv26
07-05-2009, 02:45 AM
the greatest tennis players ever

1- roger
2- sampras

## but i think there is no good player now to make pressure on roger
before there was 3 or 4 player in a competition with sampras

Caerula Sanguis
07-05-2009, 02:53 AM
the greatest tennis players ever

1- roger
2- sampras

## but i think there is no good player now to make pressure on roger
before there was 3 or 4 player in a competition with sampras

What about Nadal and Murray? Both have better H2H record against Fed.

jcempire
07-05-2009, 03:20 AM
Everytime, when Pete out of there, Roger 1000000% wins it

chammer44
07-05-2009, 03:35 AM
...wtf?

Borg was there in 2007 abd i believed Rada didn't feel he was a mug :rolleyes:
Nadal and Borg are friends, really?

Sampras helped bring Roddick's game along. They have a mentor protege friendship. Only an insensitive twit would show up at wimbledon under the circumstances.

We'll see what Sampras is made of.

moon language
07-05-2009, 03:40 AM
I don't know why he's expected to be there. Emerson wasn't there when Sampras broke his record.

dylan24
07-05-2009, 04:52 AM
wtf is pete's wife doing?
surely she's not filming a movie is she?

JediFed
07-05-2009, 05:22 AM
My thoughts to.

Fly over tonight, go to the presentation, fly back tomorrow. 2 days at most. It's the last time Pete will have to do anything of the sort.

Roddickominator
07-05-2009, 11:53 AM
Pete should be there to either congratulate Fed on breaking his record.....or even in the unlikely event that finally another American can hoist the Wimbledon title. It would be an honor to both players fighting for the title.

Not a big deal if he doesn't....but it'd be cool to see.

L James
07-05-2009, 01:30 PM
He's there :yeah:

Roddickominator
07-05-2009, 01:32 PM
If Fed wins....all the old greats in that box up there should come down and present the trophy together. Let Laver actually hand the trophy off.

Swiss Mountain
07-05-2009, 01:36 PM
absolutly!

swebright
07-05-2009, 02:19 PM
He's there. But ....

RagingLamb
07-05-2009, 06:00 PM
Pete a class act as usual, both for showing up and in the interview after Federer won.

Corey Feldman
07-05-2009, 07:35 PM
what a legend Pete :yeah: he came home

it wasnt just for Fed but all of Wimbledon needed & wanted to see the Wimby GOAT back there

and he is such a Fedtard.. but was also fair towards Roddick

ballbasher101
07-05-2009, 07:38 PM
Sampras is a class act :bigclap:. I thought that he was not coming but he proved me wrong.

rofe
07-05-2009, 07:41 PM
Sampras almost made Fed pee in his pants but respect for being there to see his own record broken. Must have been hard.

habibko
07-05-2009, 07:53 PM
Pete a class act as usual, both for showing up and in the interview after Federer won.

agreed, class all the way :worship: :yeah: