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Old 12-07-2012, 01:30 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Lawn Tennis View Post
Yeah, I know he's not capable of competing for #1 or taking slams, but neither is 99% of the tour. I think it would be great to see him playing again. Conservatively he would be top 75 and top 25 is not out of the question. I think the ATP should encourage these legends to come out of retirement by offering a shortened schedule to those 40+.
No way he would ever be top 75 now.

Originally Posted by Bobby Jr View Post
He would get his arse handed to him at this age. Seriously, even with that serve he'd be much slower than he was and the current court conditions have turned half the years into effectively French Open scenarios from Sampras' perspective.

Originally Posted by BTURNER View Post
It usually turns out sad and depressing when champs come out of retirement.
Because they can't compete

Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
Maybe even Top 10. A comeback would be fine.


A few years ago Sampras was able to match "GOAT" Federer in some serious exhibitions, and that after a five years pause...

Federer is not used to meet a first class serve and volleyer.
Right, because Federer was really playing his top level tennis in those matches, and not keeping it close for the entertainment.
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