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But Sampras added: “There’s the age gap [between him and Nadal]. It just depends on how much longer Roger wants to go on, if he’s enjoying it and how his body holds up.

“I just think it’s great for the sport to see the [revival] of their rivalry.

Win, lose or draw, how can Nadal ever go home without a smile on his face? Nadal is one of the best tennis players in the world, and that's something he can prove, again, with a win over Novak Djokovic in the 2012 French Open finals.

Even if he were to lose at Roland Garros, though, Rafa has a career of greatness to fall back on. He is a living legend on the tennis court, especially when we're talking about clay, and he'll go down as one of the best the sport of tennis has ever seen.

I just hope he recovers and gets back to being 100 per cent.” Currently, however, the main story dominating men’s tennis is who will prevail in Nadal and Federer’s epic joust for supremacy. Basically it’s up to Rafa and how much he wants to play and how much he loves the game,” said Sampras, who sits third on the men’s all-time Grand Slam winners’ list behind Nadal and Federer.

“If he said: ‘Hey guys, I’m gonna play until I’m at least 35’, I’d say he’s got a pretty good shot at doing it.

He joins James Blake, Venus Williams and Martina Hingis at The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic exhibition in West Virginia.

As if being one of the greatest athletes in the world wasn't enough, Rafael Nadal has a stunning girlfriend in Maria Perello to cheer him on from the stands.

But travelling regularly as a coach “is not something I am passionate about” given his supreme devotion to his family.

Sampras’s own passion for playing the game he graced between 19 may have waned, but he has summoned up the motivation to return to the court this weekend.

Nadal, 31, claimed his 16th Grand Slam at the US Open last weekend, and Sampras believes the Spaniard “has a pretty good shot” of surpassing Federer’s record of 19 majors if he matches the 36-year-old’s stunning longevity.

But Murray and Djokovic will be “chomping at the bit” to end their fellow ‘Big Four’ members’ dominance, according to the former World No.1.

It’s quite remarkable.” While he continues to marvel at tennis’s established stars, Sampras is also hugely impressed by a trio of young pretenders: Alexander Zverev, Denis Shapovalov and Dominic Thiem.

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