Originally Posted by NatF
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.
However, in Nadal's favor, Sampras is almost 0 on clay. He has never even made it to the finals of RG. Nadal, OTOH has made multiple finals in all slams.
I think the Nadal vs Sampras argument will boil down to who has more GSs at the end. And Nadal is almost certainly clay GOAT.