Federer and Nadal had this to say about Sampras...

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  1. gsquicksilver

    gsquicksilver Semi-Pro

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    Federer:
    "Obviously it's on my mind," Federer said. "But it's not like anything where I say I have to beat this record otherwise it's no good. Pete Sampras is maybe the greatest player we've ever had. So to come out and break his record, it's not the easiest thing, I know that. It takes me five Wimbledons and three Australian Opens and three U.S. Opens to just get close to him. So it just shows you what a great player he was.

    "I don't know how much longer I can keep it up, you know, but I definitely feel like I'm mentally and physically still fit to go on for many more years to come. I'd love to equal his record, let's put it that way first. [But] to be on the same level as Pete Sampras, my former hero in a way, is already very nice, but I'm not there yet."

    Nadal:
    The best player of history has 14," Nadal said. "He has 11. So he's very close. He's still playing unbelievable. Anyway, even if he's going to win 14 or 16 or 13, in my opinion, the tennis level is the best of the history."

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  2. jetlee2k

    jetlee2k Banned

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    That's a very nice comment from Nadal.. It was a fantastic Wimblendon final. I would say Federer was lucky to pull that out. Quicksilver.. do you have an email?? jetlee2k@yahoo.com.. I need to ask you some question.. thanks
     
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  3. ChocolatePie

    ChocolatePie Semi-Pro

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    Nadal was pretty pissed that he lost though.
     
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  4. dima

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    That just makes Nadal look good, he can say he denied the greatest player ever of 2 Grandslams.
     
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  5. veritech

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    i would be pissed too. tough tournament for him and we played an excellent final. he was thoroughly pushed during the tournament. but i wouldn't be too mad, since the guy i lost too was the reigning champ for the last 4 years, not including 2007, and a large candidate for GOAT.
     
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