Pete Sampras: Djokovic is the "complete package" mentally/physically, could reach 16, 17 slams..

swordtennis

Legend
Too bad this is the wrong forum for that.
Sadly true. Wish there was a pure tennis forum. I think many fed fans would be ok. Feather comes to mind. They just tend to be dominators. Suffocate the opposition. Then it gets personal. Called an idiot a joke etc..
 

Tenez101

Hall of Fame
Sadly true. Wish there was a pure tennis forum. I think many fed fans would be ok. Feather comes to mind. They just tend to be dominators. Suffocate the opposition. Then it gets personal. Called an idiot a joke etc..
They are vicious because they identify themselves so deeply with Federer and his achievements. Many cannot engage in rational discussion about him because it would amount to admitting his and therefore their weaknesses. They, like any mob, have reverted to trying to control the narrative in order to stifle opposition and bend reality to their world view. It is scary to think that there must be many ppl in the real world who think like this but hide it when not in an anonymous setting like an internet forum. These are the types of ppl willing to lynch, rape and kill to enforce their doctrines. Sad, scary but true. It is good to expose ppl like this, because bringing their weakness and hatred to the light is what they truly fear.
 

swordtennis

Legend
They are vicious because they identify themselves so deeply with Federer and his achievements. Many cannot engage in rational discussion about him because it would amount to admitting his and therefore their weaknesses. They, like any mob, have reverted to trying to control the narrative in order to stifle opposition and bend reality to their world view. It is scary to think that there must be many ppl in the real world who think like this but hide it when not in an anonymous setting like an internet forum. These are the types of ppl willing to lynch, rape and kill to enforce their doctrines. Sad, scary but true. It is good to expose ppl like this, because bringing their weakness and hatred to the light is what they truly fear.
What you wrote here struck home. I saw this darkness in the crowd during that stan djokovic match. Agreed they have to be called out.
 

RSH

Professional
Bump with just a few gems from frednatics on the first page. Also:

What do ppl think now that Fed is on the verge of being overtaken?
I now agree with some of the things Sampras was saying in that video, but that doesn't change the substance of what I said. Former pros give poor analysis and predictions a lot of the time. Not really a wild take.
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
Not sure what Pete means by, "is dominating at a time when the game is strong"?! Perhaps Pete is comparing it to 1996-98, then yes he has a point.
 
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