Roger Federer Practices with Pete Sampras Ahead of Indian Wells [Photos]
by Tom Gainey | March 4th, 2011, 4:42 pm

It’s Davis Cup weekend but Roger Federer has his sights set on another Indian Wells title. The tournament starts late next week and Federer may not play until the weekend, but the Swiss is already in California preparing for the Masters 1000 tournament.

Earlier today, Federer was in Los Angeles practicing with another familiar tennis great, Pete Sampras.

Here are some pictures from their morning session (from Grant Chen):



The legends reportedly hit for two hours before taking a break. “Had a great hit today with Pete Sampras….” Federer posted on his Facebook page. Last night he had written, “Just got to Los Angeles for some days of training before Indian Wells….trying to organize a couple of hits with the ‘pistol’…”

Yesterday, Federer hit with Frenchman Adrien Puget who plays for UCLA.

Federer has 16 Grand Slams, Sampras 14 for a total of 30. After his MSG win Monday night over Andre Agassi, Sampras is scheduled to play in the Zurich senior event next week.

Federer will be the No. 2 seed at the BNP Open. The draw will be out on Monday or Tuesday.

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6 Comments for Roger Federer Practices with Pete Sampras Ahead of Indian Wells [Photos]

Cherry Says:

Looking at their picture, both Sampras and Federer are in great shape! They are both fantastic players but I think Federer is hotter!

annegc1 Says:

It might be Davis Cup weekend but not for every team : Swiss team doesn’t play this weekend and won’t play before the weekend after Wimbledon.

rackettec Says:

Always enjoyed watching the players hitting at Indian Wells, sometimes you can learn much more from watching the best players practicing than you ever could in match play. This seems like a rare moment to see some great hitting action between a couple of champions.

Mary Williams Says:

Oh my goodness! I would pay big money to see these two practicing! Totally agree with rackettec! Not only that, but I always play soooo much better after watching !

s mehta Says:

If roger can brush up his service he can easily beat rafa and jokovich By far the best player , fantastic style. theres music in each movement.

s mehta Says:

IfRoger only brushes up his service he can win over rafa and jokovich. Fantastic player in every move.

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