Former coach shares biggest quality about Roger Federer and Pete Sampras


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Former coach shares biggest quality about Roger Federer and Pete Sampras

In an interview with W Radio Colombia Paul Annacone spoke about what makes the 14-time Major winner Pete Sampras and the 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer so great. Annacone said: "That's one of the amazing things about people like Sampras and Roger Federer, that they are always trying to get better.

They are never satisfied with how they are in terms of their skills. They are always trying to understand their game and to improve. That's why even now at 38 Federer continues to try to get better, to try to play and improve his game.

The same with Sampras. We were enjoying the challenge of continuing to be successful. And in individual sports, it can be very different from player to player, and as a coach, you have to figure out the motivations and maximize them.

They both love being in a competitive environment and love the game and the biggest thing is they do not get comfortable. They are always trying to be a bit better than how they do." He added: "One of the most amazing things about tennis is that it's one of the few sports where the players have to figure out what's happening under pressure and how to manage it and how to problem-solve.

I love that part. It's amazing. In team sports, people help you. In tennis on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, you have to figure out how you can cope with it. In individual moments, in the Majors, we should celebrate the player trying to figure out themselves. In Davis, Fed, Laver Cup I do not like coaching at all."