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Old 12-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #27
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becker just could not seem to get the better of sampras

only time i remember him doing it on a major scale was the year end championships at hamburg in 1996

from the matches that i remember at the time, and re-watching most of their matches on youtube...

sampras moves better, no doubt

he volleys better, his first serve % is higher, the 2nd serve % is higher, 2nd is also faster

forehand is better on the run, slice is better

becker has (had?) the better backhand i think

basically, he does everything slightly better than becker. that's why their matches turned out the way they did

i believe becker and sampras both alluded to this themselves
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