Originally Posted by noeledmonds
Neither player was anywhere near their best. It was never the clash of titans that some people portray it as.
I agree. Federer wasnt even a top 10 player yet, had something like 1 dinky tournament title, and wouldnt even make another slam quarterfinal for another 2 full years. Sampras would soon drop out of the top 10, would only win 1 tournament the final 2 years of his career (granted it was the U.S Open) and would lose to George Bastl next year. Neither player was even half the player they were in their primes. The most insanely overrated match ever.