It's funny, now that Roger Federer has emerged as the dominant men's tennis player on the planet, people are already complaining that his matches are boring because they are so one-sided. This is exactly the same argument that many people made in 1993, when Pete Sampras emerged as the dominant player on the men's tour. That year Pete won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and then the Australian in 1994. Why can't people just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show? I never found one of Pete's, or now Roger's matches to be boring. Why you ask? Because I'm a tennis player and I can admire the genius that these great athletes bring to the game. When Pete or Roger hit a shot that is out of this world, I grin from ear to ear. I don't care what the score is, I don't care who their opponent is, I enjoy watching brilliance in action. You know, it never amazes me that people always find something to complain about. In the 70's and 80's people used to complain about the lack of sportsmanship in men's tennis, with Nastasi, McEnroe, and Connors. Then, in the 90's when Pete came along, they complained that he was boring because he didn't yell and act like an ass. He was just a dignified, sportsman, who played by the rules and gave everything he could on the court. Pete played so hard that he got sick on numerous occasions, and I'm not just talking about the quarterfinal match against Corretja in 1996. Now, I'm hearing the same exact complaints and arguments that folks made about Pete, when talking about Roger. The fact is, either you like tennis or you don't like tennis. I love tennis. I feel blessed that I got the chance to watch Pete Sampras throughout his career, and I feel blessed that I will get the same chance with Roger Federer. We should all just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Every time Roger hits a shot that I haven't seen all that often, if ever before, I grin from ear to ear, and wish that maybe, just maybe one day, when I'm playing with friends out on the court, I will hit a shot like Roger Federer. Of course, that's not possible, but still that's what so great about it. Many of my shots today are direct copies from Pete Sampras. Of course, they are a lot slower and not as pretty, but for that split second after a winner, I do feel like I hit the shot like Pistol Pete. I have learned many things from Pete over the years, and I'm looking forward to doing the same with Roger. I know a good thing when I see it, and I couldn't ask for more. If you don't like Roger, you better learn to love him, because he's the best thing going today, and barring injury, we will be seeing him in major finals for the next 10 years to come. Great players like Pete and Roger only come along once in a generation. Enjoy the show while it lasts.