Originally Posted by shakes1975
Regarding Sampras enjoying putting a beat-down. I don't think he really cared that much. That would probably explain why he dished out so few bagels/breadsticks to opponents. He was satisfied with a one-break-per-set gameplan. His OH was a show-off, I agree.
Read somewhere that Sampras knew he would hold serve, so he could afford to take chances on return games. Sometimes it paid off, most of the time it didn't. Hence, a lot of sets won with one break alone.
And the slam dunk was awesome. Aren't tweeners showing off too?