Andre Agassi says In His Prime on grass sampras Would Beat Federer

xFedal

Legend
I take Federer on that backhand side and I say maybe his technique on the forehand is better but Sampras' forehand when he was on the run or stretched out was deadlier. I think Federer's forehand from the center of the court is more potent though. So I guess even on the forehand all things considered. Sampras takes the serve and volley though, and Federer takes the return. But Sampras' serve on fast surfaces in tight situations was the best I've seen.
What makes you say Fed takes the return ? PEAK Return games won Pete 33.3% hard courts in 1994 and Fed 31.7% peak return on slower hard courts...... Pete was an elite returner when he wanted to be.
 

Zara

Legend
Nadal was so much superiour from the mental point of view at that moment and it's amazing that Federer still found a way to comeback in that match.The FO gave Nadal Wimbledon that year, if you understand what I mean.
That's the thing with Feds. On that day, he was much superior. Otherwise, he's just a clay goat.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Petes return of serve has been very good....1994 on hard courts guy reached a peak even Fed cannot touch.... 33.3% return games won on hard courts 1994.... THATS ELITE LEVEL..... unreachable for Fed..... (31.7%)
Return numbers were higher in the 90's than now, contrary to common knowledge the serve is actually more dominant now then every before which the new strings.
 

xFedal

Legend
Return numbers were higher in the 90's than now, contrary to common knowledge the serve is actually more dominant now then every before which the new strings.
I know the serve numbers have gone up... as for the return you might be right.... 30%+ return games is elite in my eyes what do you think?
 

SaintPetros

Professional
Return numbers were higher in the 90's than now, contrary to common knowledge the serve is actually more dominant now then every before which the new strings.
But bazooka rackets and magic strings make it easier to return previously unplayable serves if you get a racket on them.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
But bazooka rackets and magic strings make it easier to return previously unplayable serves if you get a racket on them.
New rackets gives you more benefit on the serve than the return. That's why serve numbers are going up and up. In todays era Pete would have higher serve numbers for sure despite "bazooka" returns.
 

xFedal

Legend
New rackets gives you more benefit on the serve than the return. That's why serve numbers are going up and up. In todays era Pete would have higher serve numbers for sure despite "bazooka" returns.
Higher serve numbers as in from 81% 1st serve points won to 82% in today....
 

SaintPetros

Professional
Pete never became anyones whipping boy..... I doubt he becomes feds...of all people..... Pete did not allow anyone to dominate him again and again...
'greed, I guess I was thinking if they played ten exhos in isolation as opposed to the context of the Tour.
 

Start da Game

Professional
the stupidity of fraudsters in this thread is amazing.......sampras is the greatest ever on grass by a huge margin.......

losing three Wimbledon finals to hc specialist djokovic alone questions fraud’s grass goat status.......now go check how many wimbledon finals pete lost......
 

RFRF

Semi-Pro
Typical Andre always putting Federer down. I was an Agassi fan and I hate when he does this. Of course Sampras was a beast and would have won his fair share against Federer. No doubt about that. It's just Agassi always does this with Federer. It's gotten old.
For some strange reason Agassi has a hard on for rog. He better cut these stupid comments or he will have no fans left at all.
 

Zara

Legend
For some strange reason Agassi has a hard on for rog. He better cut these stupid comments or he will have no fans left at all.
Agassi played both players though. You don't suppose his perspectives matter on these things?
 
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