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Hewitt had great passing shots (though not as good) but he also possessed a great lob, but they had a close H2H
Sampras's wins were close and all came when Hewitt was still a teenager. After Hewitt peaked, he owned Pete relatively easily including a Slam final.

Besides, Nadal is on a completely different level, especially when it comes to rallies. There's no reason to believe he'd not own Sampras's BH even harder than he does Federer's.
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Nadull would not win a HC slam in the 90s. He would probably win Wimbledon.


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Sampras's wins were close all came when Hewitt was still a teenager. After Hewitt peaked, he owned Pete relatively easily including a Slam final.

Besides, Nadal is on a completely different level, especially when it comes to rallies. There's no reason to believe he'd not own Sampras's BH even harder than he does Federer's.
But Sampras got older too so it balanced out. Like I said, Sampras wouldn't get in to too many rallies with Nadal so the backhand wouldn't be exposed. If he managed against Hewitt, then he could manage Nadal

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But Sampras got older too so it balanced out. Like I said, Sampras wouldn't get in to too many rallies with Nadal so the backhand wouldn't be exposed. If he managed against Hewitt, then he could manage Nadal
He'd get in rallies in Nadal's service games, not to mention he only played serve & volley on a consistent basis (every service point) on grass, he was pretty good off the ground and more than capable of rallying.

And how did he manage against Hewitt? He struggled big time against teenage Hewitt (even at 17) and got owned as soon as Hewitt became a legitimate top player, including a huge beating in a Slam final.
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He'd get in rallies in Nadal's service games, not to mention he only played serve & volley on a consistent basis (every service point) on grass, he was pretty good off the ground and more than capable of rallying.

And how did he manage against Hewitt? He struggled big time against teenage Hewitt (even at 17) and got owned as soon as Hewitt became a legitimate top player, including a huge beating in a Slam final.
So he'd get to a TB easily And he'd have a nice shot there He would win against Nadal if he adjusted a bit.

He managed against Hewitt well because Hewitt was a bad match-up for him, and despite that he kept the H2H close. Not to mention that Sampras was at the tail-end of his career.

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racket technology or not Nadal would be the guy to beat on clay... he might get hit off the court much more easily though on other surfaces

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A few RGs and that's it really. Other surfaces too fast for him.

Nadal would struggle to even get Sampras serves back in play off of clay.

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I agree with this but I don't see your point in indicating how much worse Nadal would have been off in other eras... you could take any player (maybe bar Federer) and move them to a different time period and result in less success
You seem intelligent enough to grasp this. Its simple enough. Both Sampras and Nadal is one-dimensional when held to the highest standard, which is Federer. This should be obvious. Federer is a bettter attacking player than Nadal and a better defensive player than Sampras. He is the complete player. Hence playing in different eras wouldn't make a difference to him, whether it was slow or fast. Sampras would win less in the current era due to his slowness, because he would have to defend more. Nadal would suffer more in the 90's because he would have to attack more. They would thus have to play more out of their comfort zones. It really is pretty simple.
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He'd own Sampras even more than he does Federer, horrible matchup for Pete I believe.
for the contrary , in the 90s sampras or the same federer would destroy nadal...

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Sampras would have a Berdych/Clownga career in this era.
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He'd own Sampras even more than he does Federer, horrible matchup for Pete I believe.
Total nonsense. Sampras was mentally extremely clutch. As big a Fedfan as I am I admit that mental strength is not Roger's strength(held to the highest standards). Sampras also had a better serve and volleys. He would make life hell for Nadal in the 90's. Pure and simple.
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He was clutch as hell unlike them two.
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