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Sampras: It was Roger’s time to win

PARIS — It was an early morning for Pete Sampras in California. When the French Open final between Roger Federer and Robin Soderling began half a world away, it was about 6 a.m. at Sampras’ home in Los Angeles. Less than two hours later, he was no longer the exclusive holder of the most Grand Slam singles titles by a man. After Federer beat Soderling in straight sets, Federer and Sampras each have 14 major championships. According to Sampras’ agent, Grant Chen, Sampras watched the match at home Sunday. “I followed [Federer’s] results and saw some highlights,” Sampras said in quotes provided by the ATP World Tour. “People were saying that he was struggling, but as great players normally do, they find a way to win. “I believe in destiny, and it was Roger’s time … Read entire article »

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