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Andre Agassi vs Pete Sampras: Who Is Really Better?

After reading Wilander's remarks about the two chaps a couple of days ago, I decided to write an article about it here:

I read recently that Mats Wilander is interviewed in March’s edition of Tennis magazine. Mats Wilander is quoted as saying that Andre Agassi is on the same level as Pete Sampras because Agassi won major titles on all four surfaces even though Sampras won many more titles at Grand Slam level. It got me thinking: can we definitely say who’s better?


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Re: Andre Agassi vs Pete Sampras: Who Is Really Better?

(Let's wait for the Fedtard who says Federer).


I think both are excelent players with a different style of play.
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So 1RG=7 other GS titles? Intresting
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Sampras serve was (is) one the most deadly weapon in tennis history
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Re: Andre Agassi vs Pete Sampras: Who Is Really Better?

Wilander's a solid comentator but some of his statements are pretty hilarious.Nothing against Dre,he was a great player,the best pure ballstriker I've ever seen and the only player to win 4 slams on 4 completely different surfaces(as far as I'm concerned)but Sampras is clearly a level above.A career slam IMO is just not enough to put Andre on the same level as Pete,if he won 10-12 slams and had a few more years at #1 than maybe but that's a lot of ifs.
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Re: Andre Agassi vs Pete Sampras: Who Is Really Better?

Would need to see full Wilander item to see if it is selective editing.

The answer is rather obvious 14 > 8 even if 8 has achieved the full house.
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Never cared for Sampras (well apart from the fact that he gets to bone Bridgette Wilson as often as he wants- lucky guy ), but IMO, Sampras > Agassi, even though Agassi did achieve the Career Golden Slam, Sampras's consistency was just miles ahead of Agassi.

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Easily Pete though under 2011 conditions Agassi would be more successful.

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Sampras, easily.

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This question has never been asked before, I can't believe that no one has ever compared the two and asked which one was better considering the amount of times they played each other in big matches and that they were peers similar in age and from the same country. It's truly astonishing given the length of timed they played that no one even asked similar questions during their careers, especially being that they had somewhat of a rivalry as I'm told.

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Andre lacked Pete's dedication to the game.



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