Youth is served: Federer beats Sampras in exhibition at Madison Square Garden

Updated: March 11, 2008, 4:22 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Past and present stood across the net from each other during a third-set tiebreaker at Madison Square Garden.

On one end, a winded Pete Sampras tried to summon enough energy to give the New York fans another memorable win to talk about it on the subway ride home. On the other side, Roger Federer wore a sly grin like he knew age was about to catch up to the former world No. 1 -- the man who owns the record of 14 Grand Slams he wants.

Youth is served, indeed.

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