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Old 10-04-2012, 10:13 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by kylebarendrick View Post
Don't put too much faith in exhibitions. Players are supposed to look good in those. The idea that someone who retired 10 years ago could play a competitive match against the world number 1 is dubious at best.

Perhaps, but looking very respectable against the world #1 counts for something even if Federer did not give his full effort.
Sampras is still quite fit and his serve probably has not declined very much. I would be very surprised if he could not give lower ranked ATP players all they could handle on fast courts.

In fact, 7 years ago or so I watched a 45ish McEnroe beat clearly frustrated 30-year old Philipoussis, who had only been retired for less than two years at that point.
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