Pete Sampras Labels Roger Federer as a ‘Complete Player’

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, March 29th, 2015 | 1

Sampras (R) is all praises for his former on-court rival Federer

 

Roger Federer has glued numerous accolades in the past; and rightly so for his achievements on the court have been unprecedented. That said, former top-ranked tennis player, Pete Sampras, insists that the Swiss is a “complete player” and that he’s the “greatest” going by the numbers.

“I think he was the most complete player we’ve seen,” Sampras was quoted as saying by World Tennis Magazine. “He’s won on all surfaces. He’s tough. He moves well. He’s got a big game. He’s got a huge forehand. He just has the whole package.”

Another thing that pleases Sampras is that Federer has copious records under his belt, including a whopping 17 Grand Slam crowns.

“I think he dominated the game a lot more than I ever did,” continued the 14-time Grand Slam champion. “You look at the numbers of what he’s been able to do; you have to say he’s the greatest we’ve seen. The statistics of doing all-around court play, he can do a lot of different things.

“He can come in, can stay back, and he can do everything. He would be a tough match-up to beat. He’s a great competitive. He’s been ambassador to the sport. He’s done it the right way.”

 

 

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