I was thinking that the media always talk about the speed of Federer's success. Also there was a thread here recently about Sampras winning 14 slams in 12 years and Federer 9 slams in 3 years. Sampras last week said Federer could win 17-18 majors in his career. What's not discussed is the fact that Sampras career was played at a similar pace. At the same age he played the same number of slam finals, losing two finals to Federer's one. Also, Sampras played in 18 finals so he could have ended up with 16 or 17 slams. He blotted his copy book with those US Open losses in 2000 and 2001. So I wonder how many slam finals Federer will play in his career? So when you take that into account, despite Sampras' decline late in his career, his pace of achievement was still impressive and still stands favourably with what Federer is doing now. Just wonder what you think.