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Roger Federer: I wish I had a serve like Sampras

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junooni qatil
No Rafa
by junooni qatil on Jun 20, 2011 02:16 PM

He mentioned everyone but Rafa. Rafa is a genuine "Never Say Die" hero.

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fed express
by mitras on Jun 20, 2011 01:32 PM

not without reason people call him that - the best thing I like about him is that from the same position - he can play at least different shot - I still remember a game in wimbledon - where from the same backhand - he plays a cross court, a down the line and the perfect drop volley - his poor opponent (was it Roddick - cannot remember) approach the net the first two times and on the third wait at the baseline only to see the volley dropping - sheer GENIUS!

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hariharan s
U shd have the 'Nerve' of Sampras,Federer
by hariharan s on Jun 20, 2011 12:46 PM  | Hide replies

Federer is the most complete player tennis has ever produced...He has the best range of shots ever possessed by a single player...
But the problem is that Federer panics when he goes down and in turn makes even more unforced errors by trying to over-exert himself...while Nadal never cares what position he is and plays the same level of tennis for all 5 sets without thinking of outcome..

So was Sampras,even when giant Goran Ivanisevic was firing aces at him..he kept his cool..played his natural game and became the David who defeated Goliath...He won many matches against Agassi(who was a better technically gifted player) just by sheer determination than skill..

Federer needs to have the 'nerve' of Sampras more than anything else

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abdul shakib
Re: U shd have the 'Nerve' of Sampras,Federer
by abdul shakib on Jun 20, 2011 01:21 PM
Sampras... was very very reserved and never showed his emotion like Agassi...Tennis cant have another Sampras.. genuine Champion

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Anurag Rathore
Re: U shd have the 'Nerve' of Sampras,Federer
by Anurag Rathore on Jun 20, 2011 02:27 PM
I agree that Federer is most complete player tennis has ever produced.

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bango tango
Re: U shd have the 'Nerve' of Sampras,Federer
by bango tango on Jun 20, 2011 10:57 PM
wr was his cool in clay court ???? wr was his nerve agnst tall big hitting players like Krajicek,Stich,Eltingh ,Safin ????

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raj iyer
by raj iyer on Jun 20, 2011 12:39 PM  | Hide replies

edberg was the best player on grass courts..his great matches against becker in early nineties were a treat to watch..sadly after that no other player has generated that interest..rafa and fed are close second though.

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rajashi ghosh
Re: stefan
by rajashi ghosh on Jun 20, 2011 02:09 PM
Boss, for you edberg is the best player because you relate to him, for me nadal is the best player because i relate to him. As far as interest generation is concerned, i believe tennis is more popular than it was in the 90s.

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Anurag Rathore
Sampras is Serve and Grass King.....
by Anurag Rathore on Jun 20, 2011 12:35 PM

Sampras has best serve in tennis so far. He is so far best grass court player. It was almost impossible to break his serve on grass court.

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by Makya on Jun 20, 2011 12:04 PM  | Hide replies

Goran Ivanisevic had the best serve on Wimbledon grasscourt.

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Arun Premraj
Re: Serve
by Arun Premraj on Jun 20, 2011 04:00 PM
too bad he couldn't fire aces after serving.. or else.. he would have won many titles..

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