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Tuesday / April 7.
  • Sampras Says Rafa Can Break Fed’s Record

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    Pete Sampras says Rafael Nadal can eclipse Roger Federer’s all-time record of 16 career Grand Slams and should already be considered among the “three or four” best tennis players ever.

    “I think if he’s smart with his schedule and the fact that he has so many at such a young age, I think he could very well do it,” Sampras, who won 14 majors during his career, said Thursday on a conference call.

    “It’s a huge goal. It’s a lot of majors, it’s a lot of work. Quite honestly, I don’t think he really needs to. He’s won all the majors, he won the Olympics. He’s dominated his main rival in Roger [Federer]. And I don’t think his goal is 16 or 17 or 18. I think he’s just going to try to improve as a tennis player, and if it happens, great.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.