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TheNatural
07-14-2007, 02:37 AM
Sampras for backhand lessons to end his backhand troubles vs Nadal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q2OU6eWqqM

Mad iX
07-14-2007, 02:47 AM
Sweet shot. Federer can hit some nice ones too, just that they take a lot of energy against Nadal's high bouncing balls, which was quite obvious by the 4th set at the RG final.

Polaris
07-14-2007, 02:51 AM
What an awesome get!

However, Gasquet would do just fine for backhand lessons. Sampras's backhand, except in highlight reels such as the one posted, was nowhere near as good as Federer's. Or Kuerten's. Or Gasquet's. It was effective and occasionally offensive but technically flawed, hit with a weirdly bent elbow.

kabob
07-14-2007, 02:51 AM
Even Sampras will acknowledge that Federer's backhand is far and away superior to his.

Polaris
07-14-2007, 03:11 AM
Even Sampras will acknowledge that Federer's backhand is far and away superior to his.
Yep, but not TheNatural. For some reason he/she is "naturally" disposed to discredit Federer in any way possible. ;)

Vision84
07-14-2007, 03:18 AM
Sampras never had to deal with hitting against such high kicking shots as Nadal's.

Mr. Sean
07-14-2007, 10:10 AM
Yeah sampras was too busy playing opponents with multiple slams under their belts.

BigServer1
07-14-2007, 10:15 AM
Yeah sampras was too busy playing opponents with multiple slams under their belts.

Oh great. Let's start THAT debate again.

Bogie
07-14-2007, 10:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMgXa6NvAQc&mode=related&search=

Eviscerator
07-14-2007, 10:52 AM
Sampras never had to deal with hitting against such high kicking shots as Nadal's.

Incorrect

While I am not jumping on the idea of the OP, I must point out that Sampras faced lefty's with heavy topspin such as Muster. He was the Nadal of his generation.