Interview Sampras-Federer


I found this quote by Sampras pretty interesting:

"Well, sure, there are a lot of young guys coming up, and Roger is one of them. But I think he's a little extra special than some of the other guys. I mean, he's got a really good all-around court game."

I honestly wasn't as big of a tennis fan as I am now. I do remember Federer being in the "new balls" ad campaign for the atp. But were people pegging him as the next sampras back in 2000?