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Sampras knocks off Federer

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by sportschick, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    In an exhibition :D

  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Holy fucking shit.

    I saw the tiebreaker scores yesterday, and was hella impressed by Pete. But I gotta admit I thought that was the best he could do against Roger.

  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    The first tennis match I ever saw on television was Sampras-Chang. It's refreshing to see Sampras' name back in the news.
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    wtf, are you 12?

    or am i just really, really old?
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    That's pretty cool.

    But remember the key word . . . exhibition.

    Even Andy Roddick beat Federer in an exhibition.

    And you see how things turn out every time they play for real.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Oh, I know it's just an exhibition, but it was pretty damned cool.

    In a real match, I'm sure Sampras would look really bad.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Most of those exhibitions are completely fixed to go three sets and to be as entertaining as possible...

    I watched McEnroe play Agassi once where Agassi probably could have won 6-0, 6-0, but instead, it was 6-1, 5-7, 6-1. The crowd loved it, but anyone with a clue knew what was going on...

    Sampras was one of the best ever, but unless he does this to Federer in a grand slam, the win means nothing...
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'm 24, sir. So take that however you want.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Really old. But one of the only things that makes me feel good about being really old are my memories of Borg/MCEnroe at Wimbeldon in 1980 (when I actually was 11 or 12).
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Pete's my all-time favorite. Played with such class and dignity, but he was a killer on the loose. If only he'd won the French.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Reminds me of Tim Duncan... One of the best ever, but one of the most uninteresting people ever...

    These days, that's a bit refreshing, but the guy has no personality...
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    That's what happens when from age 8 to about 28, you have no life outside of tennis. Something he basically admits.
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