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Annacone there to help Roger re-Pete?

Hiring Sampras coach could be Fed's way of learning how to be great-but-older champ

Updated: September 3, 2010, 4:03 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- For anyone who remembers the forlorn sight eight years ago of a fading Pete Sampras reading fortifying mash notes from his wife between changeovers of his shocking second-round loss to Swiss qualifier George Bastl at Wimbledon, seeing Roger Federer hiring Sampras' old coach Paul Annacone -- the same man who helped Sampras rebound just a few months later at the 2002 U.S. Open -- presents some symmetry that is too irresistible to ignore.

Can Annacone work the same magic ...

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