Originally Posted by Sabratha
It's a toss up between Sampras and Federer.
Federer dominated the grass in this era and Pete dominated on fast grass of the 90s. However, if they were to meet 20 times with 10 each on slow and fast grass, Fed would win most of the 20 meetings. Because of Fed proved that he can play on fast grass plus serve/volley. I believe Fed's chance of beating Sampras on fast grass is a lot greater than Sampras beating Fed on slow grass
. There's no serve/volley player that could touch Roger on grass, however there were baseliners that have beaten Sampras or at least gave him fit on grass. Also, the matchup favors Federer, who thrives against serve/volley players. The win/loss record would be like 12-8 in favor of Federer.
Tier1(goat): Federer; Tier 1.5: Laver, Gonzales, Sampras, Nadal, Borg;
Tier 2: Lendl, Connors, Rosewall, Tilden; Tier 2.5: McEnroe, Agassi