OK, OK, I was exaggerating. I just really, really disliked Sampras's style of play. I absolutely hate serve and volley. I stand by my assertion that he had no backhand, though. Especially obvious on clay.
He did but it wasn't a weapon per se as we see it these days. It was more there to set up a great forehand. He'd slice it to set it up. You don't have to have all the weapons and frankly, you can't have it all. Is Federer's a weapon? I hardly think so. He got by with that backhand against a lot of players, granted (so did Sampras) but when Nadal came along, the story changed entirely and Nadal would then see a lot of success based on that weak backhand of Federer’s which was known as a weapon to many at first. Had Nadal not come forward and exposed Federer’ weaknesses, we would have never known the real truth and some people would have still remained in the dark - especially those who worship him without looking any further. It’s a pity what Federer has done to the sport but that’s a matter of a different discussion. lol