Pete Sampras, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, acknowledges that when he was playing, he preferred to be “a lone wolf.” Sampras established the all-time record for Grand Slam victories prior to the emergence of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.
Some people believed there would never be another player to win 14 Grand Slams after Sampras’s retirement. However, with more than 20 Grand Slam victories between them, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have all far surpassed Sampras’ record. Sampras told LA NACION: “You look at Roger, Rafa, and Novak now and they are much more social and outgoing than me. I wonder if it has something to do with social networks and where we are in society.”
“Maybe I’d act more like these guys if I were playing right now. Just a different way of thinking. Everyone was a little more dispersed in my generation, but these days everyone texts and uses Instagram, and Roger has Rafa’s phone number.”
Sampras, who won seven Wimbledon championships in all during his career, cherished the atmosphere at The All England Club as the competition neared its conclusion. “Given what I know about Roger, I suppose he can be the life of the party in the changing room.
I like to be in a corner, away from everyone, and I enjoyed Wimbledon‘s final weekend when nobody was around. I’m a wolf by myself. Being alone gives me a boost. I enjoy my alone time. I’m linked that way, and I’ve always been that way “Sampras clarified.
Sampras completed a fantastic career by winning his 14th Grand Championship by defeating Andre Agassi in the 2002 US Open final. Slam. Sampras is still regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in history, despite the fact that three players have eclipsed his Grand Slam record.
Querrey discusses Federer.
When Sam Querrey first joined the ATP tour in 2007, Roger Federer welcomed him with a story. “I clearly recall him introducing himself to me. He remarked something along the lines of, “Hey Sam, Roger, welcome to the Tour.”
Querrey said, “It’s nice to have you here. “For a man like that to approach a new player like myself was quite cool,” I thought. Querrey and Federer continued to spar, with the Swiss taking each of their four encounters.
The Laver Cup, which begins on September 23, will see Roger Federer make a comeback. Later, the 41-year-old will compete in Basel’s Swiss Indoors alongside Carlos Alcaraz.