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Old 02-17-2007, 03:17 AM   #31
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I don't know about classy. I think he's clever in the way he gets his digs in. So bascially he's saying the guys out there now (other than Federer) are mediocre but because of racquet technology they're made to look good? Sorry I have a hard time believing racquets changed that much in the past 5-10 years.

Baby Fed must have had access to a futuristic racquet when he beat Federer, no?
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:24 AM   #32
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Sampras is right, Gonzalez is a clown and has no place among the top in the sport. Unfortunately for tennis, he REALLY IS one of the best around, which is ridiculous. It's things like this that make tennis the 84th biggest sport in America. Sampras should come back and lay the smack down on everyone(except Federer because he would just get embarrassed) to prove what a bunch of clowns are on tour today.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:49 AM   #33
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Default Re: SI.com, Q&A: PETE SAMPRAS.

I don't think he meant to diss Gonzo.

The media keeps asking him Roger questions so what could he do. Yeah, maybe he could just say, "Why do you keep bringing Roger up?"
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Give Sampy a break guys . Just Imagine urself in his shoes n u will see that he is acting reasonably well . What do u want him to say - "Roger is 10 times better than me " - U cant x pect that .
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excellent response , i doubt those who keep on critising pete will act 1/10 as classy as him when being asked these never ending roger etc questions liked pete

angiel: i really wish you not to post these pete related threads in general messages but to post them in pete 's forum instead, I know that you are doing this for good purpose, but obviously many people do not appreciate, and see, how many critics pete got after you posted these threads? sorry if i sound too rude

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Give Sampy a break guys . Just Imagine urself in his shoes n u will see that he is acting reasonably well . What do u want him to say - "Roger is 10 times better than me " - U cant x pect that .
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Default Re: SI.com, Q&A: PETE SAMPRAS.

Nice interview.

Sampras is a very good golfer, playing off 1 I think.
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this guy should put the money where his mouth is and take a W/C into wimbledon this year if he thinks the tour is a piece of cack, those old farts would give him one for sure. Otherwise he is just another sore looser american firing his mouth off.
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Stone me, what a life. Let me get this straight--he: (1) plays with his kids; (2) plays in the gym; (3) plays golf; (4) plays tennis; and (5) plays with his kids some more. It doesn't get much better than that.

As long as we're parsing his words this closely, it's worth noting that Sampras singled James Blake out more than anyone else--he was only talking about a "guy like Fernando Gonzalez." There is a difference.

I wish Sampras could join the DC team and potentially play a dead-rubber. Too bad there's no room on the roster and he'd never agree to it....
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Default Re: SI.com, Q&A: PETE SAMPRAS.

Great interview. Thanks.
I don't see what's shoking in his answers. He's honest. He doesn't say Federer is much better than hom, normal, it's not true. And he seems to have a lot of respect for him. Still as classy for me
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Default Re: SI.com, Q&A: PETE SAMPRAS.

Sampras is right, guys like James Blake, Boredo, Ljubicic, Davydenko, Gonzalez don't belong in the top 10, you know that this era is weak when you see perennial losers like these occupying the top 10. I wouldn't put it past Pete to comeback and whip all of these losers asses.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:53 AM   #41
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THANKA Angiel for posting it
great interview
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:58 AM   #42
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excellent response , i doubt those who keep on critising pete will act 1/10 as classy as him when being asked these never ending roger etc questions liked pete

angiel: i really wish you not to post these pete related threads in general messages but to post them in pete 's forum instead, I know that you are doing this for good purpose, but obviously many people do not appreciate, and see, how many critics pete got after you posted these threads? sorry if i sound too rude

i have to disagree with u
with all the talk of federer & pete

reading about pete news is definitely News for general posts
U cant expect to have only federer news in general
& simply becoz Sampras is retired , his news has to be in his forum
people dissing pete, are just jealous,
most players would kill or dream to have a legendary career as PETE
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SI: Anyone our readers would know who plays in your home poker game?

Sampras: Dan Harrington.

SI: The Dan Harrington?

Sampras: Action Dan himself. He's a really nice guy, very smart. We talk a little tennis, and his poker days.

SI: Is it intimidating to play him?

Sampras: I kind of stay away from him when we get into pots. I try to stay clear of him but sometimes you run into him.
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this guy should put the money where his mouth is and take a W/C into wimbledon this year if he thinks the tour is a piece of cack, those old farts would give him one for sure. Otherwise he is just another sore looser american firing his mouth off.

for your info
if there is anyone who may be reluctuant to having an exhibition
between pete & roger
its more likely to be the latter

be realistic at 35 yrs & 5 years retired, u cant expect him to go back
what for anyways
If PEte is a loser, than you must be the BIGEST clueless ever to know about tennis
i dont mind criticism but at least let that be constructiuon
& blabbing ur keyboard
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Default Re: SI.com, Q&A: PETE SAMPRAS.

Retired players should promote tennis, not talk about players today as mediocre.
Listen to Rod Laver, the man said one real grand slam in this era would be worth as much as both his because of the competition which is alot better today than in his era.

That is a man with no ego, not afraid of his records to be broken. Rod Laver knows what he did was amazing and nothing will take it away from him, he will still be a legend. Sampras wants to be more than a legend, he wants to be remembered as the best. Federer is going to pass him and break all records and it will nto be because of the weak era, but because Federer is great.

No one repeats that much that this era is weak. Sampras says so in every single interview he is asked about Federer. It is just so bitter of him (even if it would been true). HE should be a gentleman like Laver and other all time greats.
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