Sampras: Federer still has Grand Slams left

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  1. Telepatic

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    Sampras says Federer still has Grand Slams left


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    Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091020/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_sampras_federer
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    Nice to hear Sampras's positive views on both Fed's and Rafa's future. :)
     
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    ^^ of course he does... but he's definitely over the hill and his best days are behind him, IMO. There is some decent talent in the top 10 and Federer doesn't have the same aura of invincibility that he used to.

    I predict Federer will win 1 GS tournament in 2010 (Wimby or the USO). After 2010 I think him winning another GS is questionable.
     
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  3. Cesc Fabregas

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    Nadal will win 2 slams next year and end the year no.1
     
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    Is that your official response to Sampras?
     
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    Nadal win the Calendar Slam next year and become the GOAT
     
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  7. Cesc Fabregas

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    Thats nice but what does have to do with my post?
     
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    What did your post have to do with the OP?

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    Sampras is stating the obvious, as always.
     
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  9. Bettysbetters

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    He isnt done yet...

    I think Fed has at least two slams left in him...just my two cents [​IMG]
     
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  10. Sampras did his weekly "I-must-open-my-mouth-so-that-people-does-not-forget-about-me", this time something positive about Federer, how nice.
     
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  11. Agassifan

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    Federer's best days have been behind him since the summer of 2007. He has managed to make the finals and win like 5 slams after that. In the best possible scenario, I expect him to finish at 18 or 19. Worst case, I think he sneaks out at least one more.
     
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    You mean 5 slams in 2010, including Cinny the "real" slam?
     
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    Ol' Sampras running out of topics again?!

    *** Yawn! ***
     
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    You didn't sound too positive 2 days ago when you called Nadal's serve crap, his return crap, and basically bashed Nadal more than the worst *******.
     
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  15. Did Cesc do that??? Priceless! :twisted:
     
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  16. TMF

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    Before, Sampras praises Roger for all of his immense success, BUT he had to add a few things such as Roger didn’t have the competition, no players are pushing him, or there’s no s/v players to put pressure on him. All Sampras’s doing was to suggest that he’s still the best.

    Now it’s different. Ever since Sampras conceded Roger as the best ever, he’s free and relax to say positive things about Roger(without being defensive). I think he’s gotten use to it by now b/c not only him, but the general public believe Roger is the better player.
     
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  17. svijk

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    Tony Kornheiser just said that Fed won't win any more slams on Sportscenter.... i doubt if the old fool even watches tennis.

    Even bigger morons seem to be this Cesc Fab dude and of course Sureshs.....They make statements like they are fortune tellers of some sort but turn out to be wrong always.
     
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  18. Agassifan

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    ya rite............ wheelchair slam maybe
     
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    @ OP: this is a handy thread... it's just what we needed! another fed\samp\nad\era\goat debate...
     
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    Well no one really knows but how ignorant is it to state that the number 1 player in the world is "over the hill"? Everyone (with luck) gets older and the competitive years for a tennis player are really quite short. It is inevitable for every player.
     
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    AKA... over the hill :?
     
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    did you not read the article, he's promoting an exo with agassi this weekend in china...and if he had any more positive things to say about fed they'd be married
     
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  23. McBrat

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    And I thought he'd be vague this time.:rolleyes:

    Next time he'll probably tell us how he thinks Del Potro is going to be a threat to Federer and Nadal at majors. And how Nadal can improve if he is able to manage his schedule better and avoid injuries. And how the upcoming big hitters will make the hard court season more competitive.

    You know, the things people would never have figured out for themselves.

    When will reporters realise he can't give them more definitive answers?
     
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