Originally Posted by dangalak
I don't think Nadal jumps as high as Sampras, but he is as fast or faster AND has much better stamina. Equal in one area and vastly superior in the other.
However, Federer is clearly inferior in one area and vastly superior in the other which is why I thought of making this thread.
What a terrible idea that was.
Ok, tell us again exactly what criteria you use to determine athleticism. Cause it seems to me that you just handed Nadal the "better athelete than Sampras" trophy without going through all the individual points (like you did in the Federer-Sampras comparison). Instead, you called Nadal a better athlete because he's faster than Sampras. I'd like to remind you that speed fills in like 1/10 of the full notion of what athleticism is. Among others you mentioned power, ain't that right?
Just shows you how pointless H2H's are. Nadal beat Fed but in the end it meant jack, they both walked away with nothing. It's about winning titles.
Last edited by tennis_pro; 10-04-2012 at 10:27 AM.