Originally Posted by shakes1975
Sampras had a great net-game. I wouldn't say he was the greatest, but he is right up there.
Sampras was the greatest s/v player i saw. mainly the combo of his great serve and good volleys.
but there are quite a few players i hold in higher esteem than pete at net.
rafter, edberg, mcenroe, henman, laver, stich all had better volleys, anticipation at net.
sampras is slightly better than becker.
pete was much more well rounded skillswise than all those players mentioned except perhaps stich. sampras was better in the areas of athleticism and much more mentally determined than stich.