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Greatest ever? We have a surprise

Maybe the debate needs to go beyond Federer and Sampras

Updated: June 11, 2009, 1:28 PM ET
By David Schoenfield | Page 2

Somewhere an old-time tennis fan is worked up over this whole Roger Federer versus Pete Sampras debate: "Let me tell you, neither of those guys compares to Don Budge!" the fan is screaming. "Let's see them hit the ball with one of them tiny wood rackets they had to play with. It took real skill in those days! And they didn't have them pretty girls handing them towels between every point, either! They had to wipe their sweat with their own shirtsleeves!"

Sorry, Don Budge fans, but ...

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