Originally Posted by Hawker
well lets compare sampras' competition vs. Federer.
Sampras main comp-Agassi, chang(for a bit), henman, phillipousis, hewitt, that brazilian guy, safin and some other dudes.
Federer-Roddick, hewitt, safin, nadal. More?
The reason Federer's competition seems so bad is because he doesn't let them win.
It's a different era, the pace has increased, and as a result serve and volley doesn't happen much anymore.