Sampras Picks Fed for Wimby

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  1. marc45

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    every time he's asked about any tourney, or any slam to be specific, he always picks fed and compliments him endlessly www.tennisweek.com and yet some folks think he sits at home trying to curse roger, funny.....i guess they didn't ask him about the french
     
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    Sampras is the ultimate *******.
     
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    What he says in public has nothing to do with what he may actually feel. Public statements are meaningless in general.
     
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  4. marc45

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    nice, you sound like a guy with major trust issues, or a conspiracy theorist
     
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    or its just that sampras cannot care less about feds results? as he said many times theres nothing he should prove to anybody, he did as much as he did and his position in tennis history is obvious
    so... why would he try to curse anybody?
     
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    You're the ultimate *********. So what?
     
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    Not at all. I'm simply not stupid. :)
     
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    One player is good. The other is evil. That's the difference. :lol:
     
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    i think he openly roots for him, that's obvious to anyone paying attention to these interviews where he's asked about fed....the compliments are not only endless, but mostly identical, and always state directly that he's a fan...seems like he has more trouble relating to nadal's style of play but he's had some real nice things to say about him as late as well....the best statement i've read was where he said he doesn't believe in rooting against anyone which means he wouldn't fit in well here, not that he cares about that at all
     
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    N_F that is not true. :confused: There is no such thing as an Evil tennis player in the ATP. The only player that would come close would be the way Gonzo cheated Blake in the Olympics when the ball touched his frame and he did not admit it.
     
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    In that case Sampras indeed is a *******. He's just got a good relationship with him and I think he has been where Fed is and tries to counter the harsh criticism Federer seems to get these days. He is however by no means a *******.

    Not every fan of Federer is retarded anyway.
     
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    that's up for debate i'm sure...you just look on the dark side of humanity and choose not to accept what have been consistent statements from pete for years...your choice, but a sad way to live as far as i'm concerned, and makes you a lesser man than him
     
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    thats the funniest thing ive heard all day:grin:
     
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    Question is; Who does Borg support?
     
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    yeah, bjorn's gone a liitle silent (that mouthy swede)...pete was promoting exo with andre in macao in oct. which i posted in former pro player
     
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  16. GameSampras

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    Why not pick Fed for Wimby? Pete is just stating his opinion. Whats the big deal? Last year he picked Fed for the USO after Fed got beat by Nadal at Wimby and look what happened
     
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    So you don't believe everything Nadal says either? Are you saying that he is not humble in reality?
     
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    Well u never know what goes on behind closed doors and the crap that is said. All we get in public could very well be just a smoke and mirrors in terms of the comments we read and listen to. Hell Ive heard stories of Agassi being a total ass and snubbing fans for autographs etc. Yet he was loved and adored by millions and seemed like the nicest and most respectful guy in tennis during post match interviews etc after he got over his headcase Brooke Sheild years
     
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    I would be to.....seen as his records are gonna be unbeatable to tell the truth. The only thing he cant claim greatness is on the dirt. Every other surface he's probably the best to walk the planet tbh.
    He can even take a prime Nadal to 5 sets in a grand slam final and beat a prime, although tired Nadal on clay, even though he's not at his best anymore. He also cakewalks the grand slams other then Rafa. A tribute to how good he really is.
     
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    Oh For christ sakes. LOL. Fed the best ever on grass? I dont think so. Pete and Laver were better. Hardcourts? Arguable. Hes right there with Pete for GOAT contention on Hardcourts but its still arguable for either player and maybe even Agassi if you throw in what Andre did at the Australian. Roger isnt Far and away the BEST on ANY SURFACE.. Clay? Not even top 10-15 all time.
     
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    Why would you call Nadal evil?
     
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  22. Lotto

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    Well, hardcourts nobody really can argue......5 straight US Opens?? 3 Aussies...and a 56 match winning streak?? No, he's not by far the best on any surface but on hardcourts theres no doubt he is the best.
     
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    Federer is a better hard court player than Sampras (I hate using the terms "best" or "GOAT"). Sure, his last results on HCs were less than stunning, but when Fed's game was on, the only guy who could beat him in an HC slam was Safin in 2005 (and it took him 5 long sets in what is IMO one of the best matches ever).

    Today Federer has declined, so naturally his game suffers on all surfaces. But 3 AOs and 5 USOs tell the story about what was back then.
     
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    Uhhh no it's not really up for debate. Trust me I'm smarter than most. It's not about whether this side of humanity is dark or light or good or bad. Those are irrelevant categorizations. It's simply about patterns versus true feelings. It's not hard to make consistent statements to the public - the default is simply to gush over whomever you are asked about. Do you think Borg wanted his record broken? Of course he'll say in public it doesn't matter, but in private calls to other players, the truth is revealed. And I repeat, it's not about sad or happy, it's about truth, whatever it may be. Believing point blank, especially what is said in the media, is sadly very naive.
     
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    I believe nothing Nadal has to say. It's meaningless BS. Because there is no incisive analysis in anything he says. He simply panders. This is quite evident to anyone who can read between the lines. Fed on the other hand, well, he's just matter of fact, to the point and honest. It's so rare in public figures he should be highly commended for not conforming.
     
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    Yes sampras has always been a big supporter of federer. He knows he gave everything he had with respect to tennis so if fed. breaks the record kudos to fed.

    Looking forward to the exo. between agassi and sampras. Looks like the exo. will also include another match between ryan harrison and yuki bhambri. That should be interesting as well.
     
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    Nothing wrong with what Pete says you can make very good arguments for either Fed or Nadal winning.
     
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    Haven't you heard? I'm the biggest Nadal hater on this board. I had to put in Drakulie's logic into this. lol
     
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    Maybe he picks him to better jinx him!
     
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    oh great, now fed is screwed and definitely not winning the tournament.
     
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    :roll::roll::roll:
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    There is really no reason to hate Nadal. He's a nice guy. You should really give him more credit...
     
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    Well, he did pick him to win the US Open, so who knows? I just hope Federer wins this. While I do prefer him to win the USO rather than Wimbly, there is no other appropriate place to win his 14th major than at Wimbeldon.
     
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    yes, tie it at wimbly and break it at USO. Well it would be nice if he tied it at the french and broke at wimbly, but that's the delusional *******ism in me thinking it might happen.
     
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    Whatever happens, it's nice to know Sampras enjoys watching Fed playing and considers himself a fan of his. I always knew Sampras had good taste in tennis style :)
     
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    What's wrong with what he said? I agree entirely. Apart from the conditions in Madrid, when has Nadal ever said anything meaningful about anything? His interviews are utterly forgettable.
     
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    Excellent Post! I Agree!
     
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    You are delusional just like your idol! Federer fans grasping at straws now... :roll:

    (Just kidding :D)
     
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    Sampras is either ******* or is jinxing Federer on purpose. It worked for AO.
     
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    of course he did.
     
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    Seriously though, Pete is probably wishing Rafa beats Roger again at wimbledon this year for obvious reasons.


    He thinks Roger will win, but he WANTS Rafa to WIN instead.
     
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  42. Pwned

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    Except Sampras likes Federer....:roll: Sampras is not some closet **** like the majority of posters here. Example would be the poster above me. He does not hope Federer will lose. Sampras can connect with Federers playing style. Something he can't do with Nadal.
     
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  43. GameSampras

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    Pete is always giving tips for not only Fed but other players in how to take Nadal out.
     
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    Faithful (right?) stalker is trolling again with his silly childish behavior. :roll:

    Fed fanboys are indeed grasping at a straw here, dreaming and debating if he would win 15th slam in Wimbledon or USO. LOL.
     
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    i don't trust you, you're a programmed robot without a soul...and anybody that has to say "i'm smarter than most" has blown his cover..... believing in nothing, or nothing but yourself is pathetic....you truly are a loser, the biggest slug on the planet could recognize that, but in your case that probably appears in the mirror...the debate just started and i've already won, too bad for you....(and please provide a transcript of borg's phone conversations, would love to see that)
     
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  46. GameSampras

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    Can we list Pete's opponents during his USO career as opposed to Fed? LOL.

    What was Fed's biggest conquest at the USO anyways? Brokeback Agassi at 34 who he needed 5 sets to beat. Or brokeback Agassi at 35 years old who had just played 3 straight 5 set matches? Or Murray who was playing in his first Slam Final?
     
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    Considering the fact that after Fed visited Pete at his home in LA and had the mystery conversation, his game started to decline, I'd be very afraid of anything Sampras has to say about Fed :D
     
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  48. Pwned

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    Just too bad he isn't around anymore to employ them.
     
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  49. marc45

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    wow, a mind reader who believes sampras is a liar, such high-quality people we get here
     
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    He probably got Mono from him.
     
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