Sampras' thoughts on the RG final

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Rhino, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Rhino

    Rhino Legend

    Dec 4, 2005
    South of London, west of Moscow
    Pete Sampras talking about the RG final yesterday:
    "It looked tough playing Nadal, he's pretty aggressive, and he's one of those guys who grew up using the big racquet. Together with the new strings, it adds up to a very heavy ball he hits. That puts a lot of pressure on you, especially on holding serve. So if you're not right on top of things, you can find yourself in a pretty big hole, pretty fast. And before you know it, you're pressing, and that's never a comfortable position. Nadal is going to win that tournament a few more times, for sure. I still think Roger can win there (Paris). The guy grew up playing on clay, so that's not an issue. Oddly enough, I used to think that the place where Roger might struggle some is at Wimbledon, because he was never really an aggressive, attacking player, even though he had all the tools."

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