Originally Posted by The-Champ
Both Pete and Novak have very good fh, but not even among the 5 best fh of their eras.
I think that's true particularly about Sampras (more so then Novak).
Sampras' running FH is the one you see on the highlight reels, but there were a bunch of his contemporaries that had better or more solid FH. He had a good forehand, he did not have a GREAT forehand. If you have arguably the best serve of any GOAT candidate and such a great FH shot, then you don't have such a drop off in your clay court results.