What has Sampras being a journeyman on clay to do with Sampras chances if he is serving every game? Its still a huge advantage to serve on clay. I have checked some stats and havent been able to find a single match on clay where Sampras is winning less than 50% of serve points. As others have said, Rafa is winning 43% of return games on clay on average vs THE FIELD. There is no way Rafa isnt a statistically huge underdog.Did you read my opening post?
Roland Garros. Clay. French Open.
Your arguments suggest he was a great French Open player, let me remind you even with his serve, which is not the greatest seen at the French, he didn't make to a final.
And up against Prime Nadal, who dismantles players in the French, especially players with weak baseline games. Sampras was a journyman at the French, and Prime Nadal is devastating against those.