Originally Posted by pringles
Sampras didn't have to face a 5-7 year younger Djokovic, Nadal and Murray on every surface all the time. Instead he played Agassi who besides 9 months of great form in 1995 was almost a non-factor until 1999 when Sampras already was already sitting at 11-12 majors.
Yes but all Nadal's important stats are from clay. He's not a great champion on hardcourt and on grass he's got a fantastic record but he's not even in the league of Sampras. Sampras has more titles on 2 of the 3 surfaces.
Nadal is the clay court GOAT only. Sampras has him beat in every other category on every other surface.