Originally Posted by smoledman
Not true, Sampras never ran away with the sport, in terms of total domination ever. He had no excuse to lose motivation except that he knew he was never good enough to win the French Open. Look at Roger even at 31 he's a top favorite to win it.
Most feel you can only compare to your contemporaries. And no one even was even CLOSE to Pete. He had played everyone a ton of times and he had the clear advantage over his main rivals at the slams (Becker, Agassi, Goran, Rafter, Courier, etc..) all through his prime.
Whats there left to do? He had beaten everyone time and time again.
And Roger isn't a top favorite anymore at any slam other then maybe Wimbledon.. Come back to planet earth