I've always found myself comparing these two players styles for some reason. While I'm a huge fan of Federer's style, I think Pete has better looking strokes than Federer. I've always liked Sampras's huge flat forehand when he runs down a crosscourt shot, and hits it back crosscourt for a winner. His strokes somehow to me like they have a certain magic to them. I also think Pete is a better volleyer, and also has a better serve. As far as effectiveness from the baseline I would definitely give that to Federer because of consistency. But as far as just strict style, I like Sampras's better.