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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