"I think Federer is much better than Sampras. He's hitting the ball much harder." - March Tennis mag, pg 22. Lots more ammunition in this issue: In another article (sure to inflame the oldie supporters): "While advancements in racquet technology receive much of the credit (or blame) for the rise of power tennis, studies by the ITF and others show that the chief causes are the improved strength and increased size of players, better training, and refined technique." - pg 67. So much for the "oldies had more talent" theory. Note "refined technique". On watching old tennis footage: "They look like little old men playing compared to the speed and the strength of today's athletes." - pg 67 And here is one for the Nadal haters: Robert Lansdorp: "You get a guy like Nadal, and Nadal is built, and right away people say, 'He must be doing steroids.' I say, 'You're crazy.' Look at his uncles. Look where he is coming from. These guys have legs like tree trunks. He's one of those guys who's lucky enough to have a great build. People are so quick to put a label on people who are successful because they aren't successful." All this shows how much this board is detached from reality.