Exclusive. Pete Sampras has told The Tennis Space that Roger Federer can win another grand slam, to extend his collection of major championships to 18.
Sampras on Federer’s future: “I don’t know what’s in Roger’s head. I know that he still loves to play and to travel. I wouldn’t write him off. Roger is too great a player for people to be writing him off. He needs to find his confidence and to get back to his winning ways. That could take a set, or a tournament, to find his game. I don’t know what Roger’s goals are. I just know that he’s been a great champion and always will be. It’s just a matter of what he wants in his life, and for how much longer he wants to play.”
Sampras on whether Federer can win another slam: “I do believe he can. People wrote me off. But what the great players have is belief, and once Roger has that belief back, and starts playing well again, I think he can win another major. He will at least contend. Maybe he won’t be the big favourite that he was around 2005. I think that if he is playing well, and stays healthy, he is capable of winning another major.”