Actually yes, if not more. Did you read his book? The guy was made into a tennis robot by his father. But so many problems with the hair, women, etc etc caused his demise. I'm not saying he would have had the better H2H with Sampras, but definitely would have had more slams to his name.
No I didnt read his book. I was going to but I heard from some friends it was not very good, alot of bitterness and pent up anger and I wasnt sure reading a hundred pages of that was worthwhile. Given what you are saying that sounds pretty much on the mark.
Does he talk about Sampras much in the book? Also does he talk about Bolleteiri much.