Originally Posted by President
Federer is unusually good at taking care of big serves, look at how a great returner like Djokovic fared against Roddick's serve. Roddick hits the serve bigger and has a very good 2nd serve (maybe not as good as Sampras but still one of the best ever) and most importantly he gets a way higher percentage of first serves in than Sampras.
i believe roddick wound up with a higher career hold % than pete.
that, with an all-around game that was nowhere near as good as pete's.
in an era where the quality of returning has without question gotten much better.
roddick serve>sampras serve