Originally Posted by DrJules
Agreed the thread was not about that he beat Sampras, but you do need far more than a serve to be that successful against Sampras. Richard of course had a very good forehand and had a good net game. Injuries were the main limitation rather than mental issues.
right, but he should have been more consistent
everybody on the list has their serve as the primary weapon. they have others too or else they wouldnt be as good. but these other tools are nowhere near as consistent.
when flip was on, he could blow anyone off the baseline with his groundstrokes. but most of the time he misfired.
goran was very similar and so was todd martin.
krajicek coughed up a bunch of matches he should have won. i remember most notably his match against edberg at the uso. he had a break in the fifth and still lost it. he lost a lot of close matches against goran esp in wimbledon.
the match against sampras at the usopen, he should have won as well. he had 4 set pts in the tie break