Hi, I'm new. I know that this subject has been discussed many times but after reading the boards for a while now, I had to respond!
All this talk about Federer vs Sampras, jeez! When you watch Federer play, it all feels so smooth, he outplays everyone without any effort. His shots (EVERY SHOT) are so perfect and seem so natural, he's just a genius. Perfect offense, perfect defense, perfect movement, perfect net play, perfect baseline, perfect mental strength, perfect serve, etc. He's just BETTER than anyone who has ever played the game. Pete was great, but he depended on his serve and he was very one dimentional. His game was very boring and limited compared to Federer. Federer outplays his opponents in EVERY departement. When Pete was winning, you can basically give him Wimbledon because of his serve, but Roger is just a clear favorite basically everywhere he's winning several slams a year all over the world. And even on clay, the last 2 years he lost at the French to probably the best clay courter of this generation, otherwise nobody else would have stopped him while someone like Sampras lost to tons of people on clay. Roger Federer is just so complete and can do incredible shots time and time and time again, he's just at another level.
You know, when Pete retired, I never had dreamed that his record would ever be beaten. But Roger will do it and so easily, he's just by far the greatest. Nobody comes close. Nobody!