Originally Posted by Natasha2005
Are you kidding me PrimaDonna??? Pete one dimensional?? Get your head out of your ass!! Whats roger without his forehand hmm?? You repeatedly reveal your dearth of tennis knowledge with your stupid and clearly biased comments. Most of you Fed fans are newcomers to tennis and have not seen sampras play in his heyday. Most of you saw him play when he was past his prime.
Federer overall game and movement on the court is certainly more stylish and "pretty" than Sampras's but to even suggest that Pete had a one dimensional game just to feed into your idea that Fed is the best there ever was is for lack of a better word STUPID. When Fed wins 14 grandslams you can brag all you want but please keep things in perspective.
FYI: Throughout the history of tennis there have been players who had as stylish a game as Feds and most would agree that Mcenroe was as talented even though MAC himeself regularly says that Fed is more talented than he was but who really knows. ITs hard to compare players in different eras considering the advances in the game. One can even argue that Richard Gasquet has an even more stylish (& Flamboyant) game than Feds and before you dismiss him as mentally fragile remember that Fed ONLY came into his own 3 years ago.
Lets break it down
Serve: First and Second Sampras definitely has the edge
Effectiveness of Forehands Equal
Backhand Slight edge to Fed
Movement Edge to Fed
Volleys Sampras was a great volleyer while Fed is a GOOD one
Mental About Equal
Stop and think before you post garbage. I know you are entitled to your opinion but please u dont have to disparage one of the greats to make Fed look good. He is great all on his own!!
If Pete possessed so many dimensions, then why is it that he failed in his mutiple attempts to capture Roland Garros ? He even gave up, as for referring to someone that is the epitome of "old school" on this board as a newbie, well done. I must commend you. Your genius is masterful.
Anyway, I don't need to really comment on issues that have been addressed by players whom faced Sampras in his prime.
Agassi has said even as much, maybe not in so many words. However, I do believe that my point is understood loud and clear. You've given no indication of otherwise.
Though it is always an option to take someone's words and twist them around to benefit your argument.