Current world number one Roger Federer is getting ready for the first of three matches against retired world number one Pete Sampras, taking place tomorrow in Seoul, South Korea. 36-year-old Sampras retired in 2002, still on top of his game.
Of facing Federer, Sampras said: "I am up against a very big challenge, I've been stepping up my practice. Perhaps I am not quite as sharp as I used to be, but I think I can still be competitive. But I've got my hands full for sure."
Federer, who practiced with Sampras earlier this year, said: "It's a great honour, but not easy at the same time. People will be surprised how well he's actually playing today. He's still got the lethal forehand, the great slice and the… serve…"