Seoul set for Sampras-Federer clash

Updated: 20 November 2007 10:37 IST

It's being called a once in a lifetime opportunity - that's the chance to see Roger Federer taking on Pete Sampras in a best of three exhibition series.

Seoul set for Sampras-Federer clash
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Seoul:

It's being called a once in a lifetime opportunity - that's the chance to see Roger Federer taking on Pete Sampras in a best of three exhibition series in Asia starting in Seoul on Tuesday.

In fact, the promoter of the event says it's like getting Pele and Maradona to play together or even to get Van Gogh and Picasso to work on a single painting. Or, if we might add, like getting Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman to play together.

Whatever the analogies, one thing is clear - it will be a legendary clash featuring the two best tennis players of all time.

Considering Sampras at 36, is 10 years older than Federer and quit playing in 2002, most of the money would be on the Swiss Maestro, to win the clashes.

But Sampras, the record holder for most Grand Slam singles titles at 14, isn't there just to make up the numbers.

Topics : Tennis Roger Federer James Blake
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