Originally Posted by fastdunn
Could we classify Federer as an all-courter if he played same style
in 90's or 80's ? I don't think so. I'm not even sure if Fed goes to
net as much as Borg did.
I disagree Sampras' style was to get to net. When Sampras was at the
net, he simply finishing the point he already won, if you know what I mean.
His volly was simply block and placement volley.
He did not really need aggressive or magic volleys of Edberg or McAnroe...
But Sampras clearly had a S&V style. He didnt serve and stay back!
He may have played some back court but he was also clearly a S&V first and foremost. One could have a weak argument that he was an all-courter, but Wimbledon would beg to differ!
Should I bring out more? Sampras was clear a server and a volleyer. One of the best ever.