My sentiment exactly.Marius_Hancu said:Sampras was not and isn't underappreciated by the knowing people.
And the rest don't count.
It might be true to a certain degree but look at Agassi.Kevin Patrick said:Well, I think the whole "underappreciated" label directly linked to his nationality. Tennis is a very minor sport in the US & very few players have reached the status of stars of MLB, NBA, or NFL. If Sampras was Australian, British etc, he'd be a sporting god. Being American, he's just a minor blip on the sports radar.
Look at how huge Becker, Federer, Borg, even Henman are in their native countries.