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Federer masters Sampras again

Kuala Lumpur: Roger Federer defeated Pete Sampras on Thursday for the second straight time in three days at an exhibition tennis match here. Federer won 7-6(6), 7-5.

“I had a taste of what the best is tonight and I think Roger has that extra gear,” Sampras said at the post-match conference.

“He has good volleys and he has this little backhand flick that honestly, I have never seen before... it’s something that I didn’t have.”

“I am happy with my performance tonight. I hung in there right until the end,” he said.

Federer was equally full of praise for Sampras.

“I am really, really impressed by the way he’s been playing,” said Federer. “I think if he was still playing he would be a top five player.”

“He’s got the most incredible serve,” he said. “I can’t read it, he serves it to the line, he serves harder than me.”

“He played some unbelievable shots but then again he is capable of doing that.”

Sampras, however, has no plans to make a comeback. “No. It’s a tough lifestyle and I’m happy with a great wife and great two kids relaxing in Los Angeles,” he told reporters.

The pair was playing a match here as part of Malaysia’s 50th Independence anniversary celebrations. — Agencies

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