Originally Posted by Zarfot Z
They're both amazing athletes.
But it's obvious Federer is the better tennis player.
I don't think it's that obvious.
Federer is a more complete player, but Sampras' service game is incredibly difficult to break, and Federer cannot chip back the return like he does against Roddick and so many other big servers who cannot volley to back up their serves.
As JMac once said, sometimes it would not matter how pretty Federer's game is, Sampras could just bludgeon him with power.
I think they would have a lot of close, memorable matches.