Originally Posted by sureshs
Doesn't count for much. Federer has said how he idolized Sampras and Laver, so it is no wonder they return a compliment. Both also had a 1 handed backhand, so they see a continuity. JMac likes the all-court game and has a 1 handed BH too. It is more like these guys are siding with Federer against Nadal, who is their common enemy because they know he can bulldoze his way through their fancy elegant strokes any time. These guys have just not been able to face up to the Rafa-Fed head to head count.
Actually, Laver said recently that Nadal and Fed are about equal. Agassi said in one of his recent interviews that Nadal and Federer are probably the two greatest players ever.
- Former greats are very supportive of the current generation but we know that Rafa hasn't surpassed Pete yet.