Originally Posted by forzamilan90
Well he also has a weaker Masters 1000 resume compared to other greats. His numbers there are just not very impressive compared to other legends. He's got 11. People with more than him include Djokovic, Becker, Borg, Agassi, Connors, McEnroe, Federer, Nadal and Lendl. And Fed and Nadal and Lendl almost have twice as much.
You could even throw in Laver as well (having more Masters 1000's than Sampras). Laver won 14 Masters 1000 equivalents, AFTER THE AGE OF 30. For whatever reason Sampras didn't focus on Masters 1000's. It was only when I put together the Open Era rankings thread that I noticed this gap in his Resume.
Having said that I still think he is top 5 of all time.