Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
Read again. Your mind is boggled for nothing. I didn't say Federer didn't have a good volley. I said he didn't have a great volley, and that he isn't a great net player.
Your analogy to Sampras' forehand fails because Sampras, in fact, did have a great forehand. Not as great as Federers or Nadal's, of course, but, it was still a great forehand.
For his time. I doubt that it would hold up in terms of consistency.
But then again, I don't know that much about the early Sampras. Heard his groundies were much better around the early 90s.