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Federer to battle Sampras in clash of legends

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by fromthebluegrass, May 25, 2007.

  1. http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=federersampras&prov=st&type=lgns

    Sorry if this is d_b, but I did a search and didn't see anything on this.

    Any ideas as to why Malaysia would want a tennis match as part of it's independence celebrations.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Wow. Let me know if Sampras manages to take a game.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Is this on grass or hardcourts? Sampras will take a game or two, but ti's gonna be ugly.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    If Pete holds his own, at least for a while, the comeback talk will skyrocket.

    Oh, and he has no shot at beating Federer. On any surface.
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Pete lost to an up-and-coming Federer at Wimbledon when he was still a top player, just so nobody forgets.

    And yea, no shot at all, but IMHO he's got a better shot of winning more points on a hardcourt. I could be wrong.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I think grass would be his best shot, and it all depends on how well Pete's serving.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I saw him in an exhibition last December, and Pete seems to have lost a lot off his serve. Course that was before he started playing on the old farts tour.

    But he couldn't beat Federer on grass even when he was one of the top players in the world. No way he'd be any sort of competitive against Federer now on grass.
  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Wasn't the one match at Wimbledon a five-set match? It's not like he was blown out by Federer.
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Perhaps not, but Federer is a far better player now than he was then.
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