Posted July 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Pete Sampras expects Roger Federer to beat Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final, allowing the Swiss star to tie two of the American's records: seven titles at the All England Club, and 286 weeks ranked No. 1. Sampras tells The Associated Press: ''Personally, I've gotten used to Roger breaking my records.'' He adds: ''I like his game. I like what he's about. Just a very classy player.'' The 40-year-old Sampras won his then-record 14th Grand Slam title at the 2002 U.S. Open, and announced his retirement a year later. Federer surpassed that total by winning No. 15 at Wimbledon in 2009, with Sampras sitting in the Royal Box at Centre Court. He added his 16th major title at the 2010 Australian Open.

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