Originally Posted by wang4three
Federer will never be the goat. Anyone who's watch him and Sampras pretty much know Sampras in his prime could smash Federer. Sampras' game was much more fluid. He has a better back hand, equal or better forearm, better serve and a wayyy better volley. Federer coasts too much in his game, but I bet if they played 10 times, Sampras would win 7.
agassi played against both sampras and federer.
he said he thought federer is the better player of the two:
"I haven't seen it before. Pete (Sampras) was great. I mean, no question. But there was a place to get to with Pete. There's no such place with Roger. I think he's the best I've ever played against."