Q&A with Sampras

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by jamauss, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. jamauss

    jamauss Hall of Fame

    Jan 25, 2006
  2. noeledmonds

    noeledmonds Professional

    Nov 20, 2006
    Thanks for that. I had not seen it before. Intersting and honest responses from Pete I think. He admits that he will be sad if his records go so soon. He contines the point about his competition being stronger. It is intersting that he thinks Federer's competition on clay is stronger though, yet he still thinks Federer will win the FO. Both players are undoubtably great, modest and reasoned champions.
  3. Steve F.

    Steve F. Semi-Pro

    Feb 18, 2004
    Nueva York
    Thanks for the link jamauss.
    Very nice piece.
    Pretty clear he's conflicted by the notion of playing a grass court season: on the one hand he feels he's striking the ball better now than he did when he retired (thanks to his late embrace of the available technology), and that no one is challenging Federer the way he would, especially on grass - and on the other hand, the work necessary to really be in top playing shape. I like the way he quickly noted that he only lost to Federer 7-5 in the fifth at Wimbledon. This year may be too soon, but after a season of beating up on the guys on the 30+ tour, he may change his mind.

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