I am curious to know why American tennis adopted the Agassi game style rather than the Sampras game style. Sampras dominated tennis during their time and Agassi was unforunate to be always playing 2nd fiddle to Pete. Most juniors today are playing the Agassi grinding style rather than the all court "big game" style of Pete Sampras. Agassi is a baseline grinder who didn't know how to come in and close off points much like alot of the U.S junior tournament players. The adaption of his game style by American juniors and teaching pros probably initiated the decline of American tennis. Sampras on the other hand had the complete all court game that led to dominance and consideration as the GOAT. It's hard to understand still why Agassi type game play is the norm in tennis over what clearly was a better game style in the Sampras game.