I thought players hired and fired coaches as part of their responsibility to their own game, and future. Could be wrong on that. Sampras had the equipment to win RG, but not the temperament. Usually great S/V ers can manage some great wins over top ten clay courts in their prime years and even the odd one week clay court tittle, but two weeks is just too long for them to sustain momentum, if they get some in the first place. There is no evidence that Sampras was any different from McEnroe or Becker or Edberg. They all got some good runs in Paris, and all came up a match or two short. I do like his ground strokes for the surface though.
Last edited by BTURNER; 01-01-2013 at 02:30 PM.