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The NetJets Showdown

Didn't get enough of Federer vs. Sampras? On March 10th the two played an epic match in the NetJets Showdown from Madison Square Garden. Rewatch the entire match online now. Click the link below to start the player.

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Federer vs. Sampras NetJets Showdown Schedule
Date Online Schedule Location
NOW Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras in the NetJets Showdown streamed in its entirety online Madison Square Garden

Tale of the Tennis Tape

ROGER FEDERER
 
PETE SAMPRAS
 
12
Grand
Slam
Titles
14
51
Singles
Titles
64
$35,640,078
Career
Prize
Money
$43,280,489
Racquet
Bjorn Borg
Idol
Growing
Up
Rod Laver
Significant
Other
Rafael Nadal
Biggest Rival
 Andre Agassi
Tiger Woods gives a tip to Roger Federer
Golf Partner
Pete Sampras and Wayne Gretzky before teeing off
Clay
Least
Favorite
Surface
Clay
Himself
Coach
Paul Annacone
4 years ('04-'07)
Year End #1
 6 years ('93-'98)
26
Age
36

Comments

  1. andy (3/16/2008 8:29:59 PM) 

    I would guage Petes success and problems he creates on their last match. Not this match. Pete was clearly messing around. Last match you could tell pete smelled blood and was much much more serious. PEte felt bad for roger since roger has been in a bit of a funk lately with his "mono." ..Roger has no answer for Pete when Pete is out for blood and everything is clicking. The fact the a 36 year old man 10 years passed his prime 5 years retired can make 3 matches in a row compexxxive while winning one of them is a testament to pete's ability. How much did you get taking that old man to 3 sets roger through 3 matches and losing one ?? ARE YOU SERIOUS???..*throws papers*

  2. Chris (3/16/2008 8:17:57 PM) 

    I think these matches proved that Sampras would win in his prime when he beat fed in straight sets and was even with him in NY 6 years out of retirement and not much match play. What are you somkin huh?? Sampras all the way at wimbledon in his prime 4 sets

  3. objective (3/14/2008 11:56:00 PM) 

    in the 3 rd set at 5-2, i was sure FeD will come back, since I could see the embarassment on Sampras'face. after all Fed is nice to play these exhibitions, so it would been too cruel from Sampras to shake Feds confidence even more. ..though for me is 100% sure Sampras could have close it at 5-2, it is quite likely Fed could have close it in 2 nd set if pushing hard. They were both cool ...

  4. Ace Christian (3/14/2008 4:50:14 PM) 

    I don’t have a problem with exhibition matches, but let’s get real here. The promoters, players and commentators are trying to fool us into thinking this is real compexxxion. I compare this match up to the match ups you see in the world of professional wrestling – WWF. Totally manufactured compexxxion...Just not as entertaining. Embarrassing, quite frankly. Even the commentators were manufacturing insincere remarks. Let’s forget this happened and let’s definitely not repeat this pretending it's a real compexxxive match. Federer, and I suppose Sampras, were certainly gentlemen to play along with the charade – I feel bad for everyone involved, especially true fans of the sport of compexxxive tennis. Sorry everyone, as hard as we all try, you are just not going to get to see Federer, Sampras, Laver, Borg and all the other greats playing each other at their peak. Not going to happen. I should have just went to bed early that night.

  5. Ace Christian (3/14/2008 4:50:11 PM) 

    I don’t have a problem with exhibition matches, but let’s get real here. The promoters, players and commentators are trying to fool us into thinking this is real compexxxion. I compare this match up to the match ups you see in the world of professional wrestling – WWF. Totally manufactured compexxxion...Just not as entertaining. Embarrassing, quite frankly. Even the commentators were manufacturing insincere remarks. Let’s forget this happened and let’s definitely not repeat this pretending it's a real compexxxive match. Federer, and I suppose Sampras, were certainly gentlemen to play along with the charade – I feel bad for everyone involved, especially true fans of the sport of compexxxive tennis. Sorry everyone, as hard as we all try, you are just not going to get to see Federer, Sampras, Laver, Borg and all the other greats playing each other at their peak. Not going to happen. I should have just went to bed early that night.



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