Pete Sampras Gives Juan Martin Del Potro High Praise

by The Insider on July 30, 2011 · 0 comments

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Pete Sampras has been giving Juan Martin Del Potro a lot of praise lately. Sampras told the LA Times that Del Potro reminds him of an early Roger Federer.(For me a big match in Roger Federer’s career was when he first defeated Pete Sampras at Wimbledon)

“I am a big proponent of his game,” 14-time Grand Slam champion Sampras said. “He has a murder serve and I like the fact he hits a pretty flat ball. That’s not easy for a guy of his height. I also like his big attitude. He’s not afraid of winning or saying he wants to be right there with Nadal and Djokovic and Federer. And part of his attitude is that he’s willing to take chances. In that way he’s a little like Federer. Federer will go for big shots and he’s willing to miss, but the makes can be incredible. Del Po is the same way.”

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