I was going to wait to register but then I saw this... I don't understand why people have this obsession with old school players. No one will deny Mac's abilities during his time, but you all blab about great tennis players and no one mentions Nadal or Federer. These guys are going to shatter every record your precious heros ever had (Nadal is comming damn close on clay), in a game that is so much more competitive that it's rediculous.
To call Sampras a lumberjack is proof that you know as much about tennis as I do about being a lumberjack... the man's serve beguiled everyone, he won 14 majors and even though he's boring, he was great. Ask Mac, he'd admit that Sampras would totally destroy him. You all talk about finesse, but fail to mention Federer whose strokes are pure perfection. He is incredibly dynamic and can adapt to any situation, any surface. There is hardly a weak aspect to his game.
Nostalgia is fun in the arts, but in sports people make these rediculous claims just because they feel an emotional connection with the people from the past. Tiger Woods would annihilate Palmer, just like Federer would probably annihilate any player in the prime. The game has changed, the difference between number 20 in the world and number 200 is frightfully small. Wake up and smell the freshly opened ball canister.
As to style, the guys you are mentioning look abominable... do you really like seeing the outline of their scrotum?