Tennis great Pete Sampras was interviewed by the Associated Press yesterday, and the American offered his thoughts on Roger Federer’s match against Andy Murray in the Sunday Wimbledon final.
If Federer wins the title he’ll match Sampras in all-time victories at Wimbledon with seven.
”Roger’s the favorite, but anything can happen out there if Andy serves well, if he plays aggressive and goes for his shots,” the 14-time Slam champ Sampras told the AP.
“If he gets passive against Roger, I think Roger will win,” he added. ”Andy’s going to have to take his chances. He can’t just hang back against Roger and hope he misses.”
If Federer wins he’ll also also tie and then overtake Sampras at total weeks at No. 1. Sampras currently leads with 286 total weeks at No. 1, one week ahead of Federer.
As Federer continues he assault Sampras’s records, there’s one the Swiss will likely never get.
”The only record I think I’ll have left will be No. 1 for six years,” Sampras said. ”Which I think will be tough for anyone to break.”
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