Andre Agassi will admit that the competition for greatest tennis player of all-time is still going on — but that’s just because Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are still active, and the competition is merely between them.
While Agassi will give a racket tap to the player he calls the greatest of his generation, Pete Sampras, he says Federer and Nadal are far beyond Sampras and himself — and Sampras isn’t even close to the man who has surpassed his grand slam total.
“I think Federer is a class above, quite frankly,” Agassi said, according to the Huffington Post. “I mean, you’re talking about a guy who dominated pretty much on every surface, minus one guy on clay. He’s won everything. Pete was obviously off the hook on faster courts, but during the clay season, players wanted to play against him. It was [an] opportunity to get a win over him. You didn’t have that luxury with Fed. He was really the world class, all-around player.”
Federer has 17 major titles to Sampras’ 14, with both playe