Not many sportspersons enjoy the status of a global icon but Pete Sampras certainly does and playing in India for the first time, the 14-time Grand Slam winner richly praised the fans' knowledge of the racquet sport and called the country a 'great tennis town'.
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly hoping to come back to his best after ending top-seeded Novak Djokovic`s defence of the Dubai Open title by beating him for the first time in 18 months on Friday.
Arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer has the biggest match of his twilight career on Friday, when he lock horns with his arch-rival and world number one Rafael Nadal in the second semi-final of Australian Open 2014.
Briton Andy Murray started it. Four times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic pulled a major surprise with his choice, while all-time great Roger Federer even has one despite years of shunning the entire coaching concept.