Sampras serve and volley against Agassi, US Open 2002

US Open Video Ranking: five / 5

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25 Responses to “Sampras serve and volley against Agassi, US Open 2002”

  1. Nitsudrd says:

    So good, so smooth on the serve. I wish Sampras was still in his prime. I’d love to watch him and Federer both in their prime against each other.

  2. splendid1000 says:

    thats because they slowed down Wimby and USO surfaces … thats why s&v practically vanished overnight … fkn sux. google it

  3. rhuntingdon says:

    @Scarecrowman27 not sure if you’d be able to serve and volley today. i kno agassi was considered the best returner in the game but with the likes of nadal and djok i think they’ve taken that to a new level. even with sampras’ serve i think the quality of returning you see today would muller a serve+volleyer.

  4. s40817j says:

    i love how this video is long, no music, and just shows point after point with nothing in between. not the best picture but its an old video.

  5. VickiGru says:

    I actually prefere a more defensive kind of game (as a viewer)..
    I rather watch Rafa’s match than Roger’s.. but that’s just me..

  6. bamibalboy says:

    dent, federer do them more than other players, but i agree with you. Sampras was amazing

  7. alankace says:

    look at that beautiful split step at 1:30

  8. gornhorror says:

    I totally agree. When he was on, his best was THE best. Federer included.

  9. gornhorror says:

    I think if Federer took a year off and just practiced serve and volley only and dedicated himself to ONLY serve and volley, he would dominate Nadal again.

  10. Peaches1822 says:

    *I mean S&V look so damn easy as sampras makes it look

  11. Peaches1822 says:

    I don’t think anyone has made S&V look so damn easy. Its such a shame that the courts are slower than treacle nowadays, cos I don’t think we’ll ever see this kind of game again 🙁

  12. qzpmwxonqzpm says:

    Completely agree. A front court game looks so easy, except when you actually do it. Not only is it extremely hard work, physically, you have to be on the top of your senses, feel and touch are so important, you have to be very brave, the margins are so small and one mistake could be your end i.e. end of that point 🙂 Front court tennis requires amazing skill. Anybody, anybody can stay on the base line and hit balls all day long and wait for the opponent to blink.

  13. lollerz16 says:

    I agree with you to an extent. Serve and volley is hard to do well. But it was Sampras’ choice to play this way, so you can’t just say he deserves more acclaim because he did it.

  14. DeepSnowMan says:

    is no coincidence that the best rivalry ever was a server vs a returner…

  15. petty0864 says:

    he’s a beast, the best of all time in my opinion

  16. dharmaboy75 says:

    Dead gad, that’s amazing. I forgot how impressive Sampras was.

  17. alin1975 says:

    Absolutely beautiful… tennis at its best imo

  18. naharattttt says:

    you so great! i love this video! thanks

  19. exitingforward says:

    WOW! So many haters posting on this thing! Jealous much of seeing a GODLY SERVE and put away volley? This is a great vid, if your dissing it because your a baseline fanboy who doesn’t like all court tennis, than just don’t watch. S/v is a great game. Tennis is a game of trends – don’t be surprised to see a couple S/v’ers again.

  20. Edu2503 says:

    Hmmm… Kanye West much?
    “Yo, Fed. I’m really happy for you getting 16 grand slams and imma let you finish but Sampras is the Greatest Of All Time!”

  21. ProduceMan117 says:

    In the few points that Agassi scored in this video, the crowd goes nuts…. while in all of Sampras’ points, there’s just an awwwww…

    Wonder how he felt about being the better player all those years, but not the crowd fave.

  22. aonutube says:

    0:56 sick volley!

  23. britpatRIOT100 says:

    best player ever federer not good enough to lase his shoes.

  24. m3v0t says:

    sampras was still the best serve and volley player in the world

  25. Denoheatwave says:

    Agassi also had the best return. Snap.