Sampras 96 Wimbledon stunt

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  1. jasonbourne

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  2. str33t

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    woah. that must have been emarrassing.
     
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  3. drakulie

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    He was the greatest player ever to do that type of shot.
     
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    damn, to be able to jump that distance, he was amazing, wish fed could do this.
     
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    This is proof fed can't compete with him.
     
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    Take that, Slazenger! That was hilarious! Both the replay and the live shot. Was that Pete with the loud yelp? Funny!
     
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  7. J-man

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    I would have fallen on my ass
     
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    oh my god, that is incredible...wow...i've never seen that before...thanks for posting mate, that is so sick how he jumped over both chairs, and landed with both feet on the huge can, and didnt even really fall...got his balance before a knee could touch the ground...
     
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  9. psamp14

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    check out this link to guys...and girls...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kRe0UlbuXk&NR

    sampras vs muster, 1997 australian open...i've never seen muster play before and he really does play a lot like rafael nadal...

    and sampras really handles muster's lefty spin and strokes well from the clip seen, and is deceptively quick to get to every ball

    also notice how sampras' backhand is phenomenonal...even through the 30 shot rally, 20 shot rally, and 18 shot rally...even got muster racquet-clapping after that sensational backhand winner from way outside the court....very strong at taking balls over the shoulder as well
     
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  10. SFrazeur

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    He was lucky that when his racquet went up in the air it did not land on his head and knock him out.
     
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  11. BaseLineBash

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    Wicked jump. He and Fed really are cats.
     
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    Did Muster even win one single point in that match?!
    That was a great highlight reel(for Sampras) for this match. And compared to Nadal, Muster seems to be lacking pace, accuracy, spin and even fitness(for this small highlight reel).
     
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    Sampras is 7-6 lifetime against Wayne Ferreira. Stich and Krajicek actually have winning records against Sampras. Federer is considered by some people to be much better than Wayne Ferreira, Stich and Krajicek. Therefore as if this was mathematics, indeed, Federer would have a winning record over Sa...

    You see where this is heading? It just doesn't work like that.
     
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  14. unkast

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    Haha he was flying.
     
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    Fed doesnt need to do that.
     
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    Geez WHAT A LEAP!!!!! What athleticism....
    He is VERY LUCKY that he didnt permanently injure both ankles...
    could've easily ripped his ligaments right there...
    Unbelievable, that is going on my Youtube favourites.
     
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    It's kind of funny. In his head he's thinking oh i'll just hop over these chai....OH MY GOD THE DAMN CAN!! His athleticism is another aspect of his game that set him apart. If he's feeling the energy it's almost impossible to pass him because he covers the court so well. Add that to his shotmaking abilities and he's never out of the point.
     
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    the thing that really sets Sampras apart from the rest is his tenacity for the point. He tries to give 110% effort to return every ball no matter what leaps and bounds he must take~!
     
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    He and Agassi were probably the most intimidating players to ever play.
     
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    SIMPLY AMAZING! SAMPRAS DEFINITELY HAS FLAIR ON THOSE RALLIES!!!
     
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    I would have stacked after hitting the ball barrel...
     
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    jumping over chairs and landing on the slaz can while regaining your balance...........simply unstoppable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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  24. ceejay

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    I remember watching that in '96... and I'm still dissapointed he didn't land it properly :D
     
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    Really impressive but it would have been nicer if he managed to stay on top of the barrel :mrgreen:
     
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  27. BiGGieStuFF

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    I wish they kept a stat on how many slam dunk smashes he had :).

    Only other person i've seen recently do that is blake.
     
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    im curious if wimbledon changed the placement of those containers due to the Sampras incident?
     
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  30. Ruud

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    Wow he was lucky, fed would have broken his ankle haha
     
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  31. Chadwixx

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    Fed would have made the shot too :)

    Pretty poor return of serve as well. Looks like the seniors tour speed.
     
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    What on earth is stored in those cans anyway?
     
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    Balls or towels, dont remember.
     
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    Question. What made it possible for them to have winning records against Pete? Especially Ferreira. I have watched Stich and Krijicek playing but no Ferreira experience.
     
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  35. Ronaldo

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    Can recall both Venus and Serena leaping straight up on reverse 180 degree overheads, both feet above the net. Serena may not do that again.
     
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    Ferreira simply loved pace and a target and serve and volleyers give a great target:

    Against Sampras he was 6-7

    v. Stich 3-3

    v. Krajicek 4-3

    v. Rafter 6-3

    In contrast he disliked not having a target and being forced to play extended points from the baseline:

    v. Courier 2-9

    v. Chang 0-7

    v. Agassi 0-11

    Extremely talented big serving, pure ball striker, like Kafelnikov or Korda with a shorter attention span and a questionable will when forced to grind. One of those "not quite" good enough to have won a slam but made the R16 and QF's a ton which probably boiled down to those missing elements.
     
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    Great video clip, and for all those too young to remember it shows that Pete could rally from the baseline as well.
     
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  39. Chadwixx

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    Ya, after seeing one highlight clip im going to put him up there with borg.

    Give me a few mins, ill post some of serena showing she was fit, fast and had intelligent shot selection.

    How about that one time agassi hit a great volley? He is one of the greatest volleyr's in the history of the game.
     
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    After seeing that video, Sampras should of thought about joining the NBA instead.
     
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  41. Moose Malloy

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    Yeah, that Sampras was a mediocre athlete. Vertical leap in any other sport is a major factor in determining who the best/fastest athletes are. Tennis players have different criteria, I guess.

    Tennis Week: One player once told me next to Michael Chang, Pete was the fastest guy on the tour at one point. He was a tremendous leaper as well, that guy could dunk a basketball.

    Pat Etcheberry: Yeah, he was much, much faster than you think he was. I know this for a fact because when (Michigan cornerback) Charles Woodson won the Heisman Trophy (in 1997) coming out of Michigan, he came in and worked with me to get him ready for the (NFL) combine. At the same time, I was working with Pete at the time. A couple of times, I made them run and do some agility drills together and Pete stood right next to Woodson and did what Woodson could do.
     
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    pete sampras = the michael jordan of tennis
     
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    i remember reading about Woodson and Pete training together that time when i was in Michigan... he was awesome

    The OP clip was amazing, he couldve seriously hurt himself... dannng

    and the slam dunk clip... i love that. probably my favorite shot in sports
     
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    "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice"

    That is JAMES BLAKE's Quote. NOT Roger Federer's. You sir, are an idiot.
     
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    Lots of people have said that before. Neither James Blake nor Federer were the first.
     
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  46. Eviscerator

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    Up where with Borg? :rolleyes:

    Most consider Pete one of the TWO best players of all time, Laver being the other. So while I like and respect Borg's game, your sarcasm is a little off base using a player below Pete, not above.
     
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    Thanks a lot!!!
     
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