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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 10:08 AM

Pete Sampras Reiterates That Roger Federer Is The ‘Greatest’ Player That Tennis Has Ever Seen


[font size="1"]IN PHOTO: (L-R) Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Gael Monfils and Cedric Pioline of the Micromax Indian Aces share a moment during their match against the Singapore Slammers at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in New Delhi, December 7, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi[/font]


American tennis legend Pete Sampras has once again reiterated that his former on-court competitor Roger Federer is the “most complete” tennis player that the sporting world of tennis has ever seen. According to Sampras, Federer is simply the “greatest,” going by the numbers.

Federer’s achievements on the tennis court have been unparalleled. Having won in all court surfaces and being able to move so well on the tennis court, Sampras said that Federer just has the “complete package.” The retired American tennis player even admitted that Federer has dominated the game more than him.

“You look at the numbers of what he’s been able to do, you have to say he’s the greatest we’ve seen,” Sampras said of Federer during an interview with Vancouver’s CBC Radio ahead of his participation at the 2015 PowerShares Series Champions tennis event. “The statistics of doing all-around court play - he can do a lot of different things, he can come in, can stay back, and he can do everything.”

Sampras has retired from the sport at the age of 31. During his career, Sampras had a total of 14 grand slam titles. He had two Australian Open titles, seven Wimbledon titles, and five U.S. Open titles. Sampras won four consecutive Wimbledon trophies from 1997 to 2000. The only grand slam title that Sampras failed to win is the French Open. Sampras had won 64 singles career titles and two doubles career titles. .................(more)

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 10:40 AM

1. Pete truly believes that...and I think he also is taking a stab at the idiot Agassi

 

who thinks Rafroid is.

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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 11:02 AM

2. Fed is the best ever.

 

I don't like Fed, but there's no denying that he is the best.

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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 02:55 PM

3. Navratilova said the other day that not even Roger things he is the GOAT

or, rather, she said something to the effect of "I don't even think Roger believes he is better than Laver was."

It'd be hard to tell, though, cuz there are so few Laver matches available on youtube and someone Roger's age--or mine, and I am a few years older than he--has never seen Laver play.

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Response to tishaLA (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 04:51 PM

4. Also, you have to conisde the difference between the open era now

 

and back then...I don't know of hand how many of Rod's slams are the Aussie, but essentially only Aussies played the Aussie Open back then...players couldn't travel as easily and so far back then.

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