Federer’s 17 to be matched by Djokovic says Pete Sampras

Federer’s 17 to be matched by Djokovic says Pete Sampras

Roger Federer’s 17 Grand Slam titles, the all-time record for most majors win, is in danger of being broken, according to former pro Pete Sampras. The American tennis legend also said that Djokovic will most likely beat his own personal Grand Slam record of 14.

“Roger [Federer] not only passed me, but he has 17. And Rafa [Nadal] has 14, and Novak [Djokovic] has 11. Literally three guys who passed me in one decade, or in pretty much 15 years’ time. It’s incredible. I didn’t see it coming,” Sampras shared to CNN.

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In the same interview, Sampras also said that what Djokovic has done has been impressive and that the Serbian has a clear shot at breaking his own record and that of Federer’s.

“To beat Roger twice at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, to beat Rafa at the French. Truly he’s one of the greats of all time. He’s won 11 majors, he’s only 28. If he keeps this up over the next three, four years, he could very well pass me and get to 16, 17,” Sampras added.

Sampras has won a total of 14 Grand Slam titles, which includes 12 won at the Wimbledon Championships and US Open. The American is tied with Spain’s Rafael Nadal for second in the list of most majors titles won in a men’s singles career.

Nadal is nearer to Federer than Djokovic, who has 11 Grand Slams, at the moment but the Spaniard’s play has fallen off and he is not considered among the top players in the ATP tour anymore.

Djokovic has won 6 of the last 8 Grand Slam tournaments and has dominated Federer in their recent head-to-head match-ups.

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