Against which players does Sampras have a losing record?

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  1. unjugon

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    Just post one. I´ll start with the easy one:

    Krajicek
     
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    Federer :)

    Oh and Michael Stich
     
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    Hewitt


    With > 1 match, there are 11 players (three named so far)

    1 match, 20 players (one named so far)
     
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    Marat Safin, 4-3 :D
     
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    Yannick Noah is 1-0, suprisingly (?) at the Australian Open.
     
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    the great Sammy Giammalva Jr
     
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    Sergi Bruguera had the 3-2 over Sampras in their series. :)

    Great topic btw.
     
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    Damn. Good one.
     
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    partial answer to a good trivia question, name the three players to play both Borg and Sampras at a slam.

    The other two are Mac/Lendl.
     
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  16. KBalla08

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    dang really? this guys got his own tennis club here in houston, Giammalva Racquet Club... he beat Pete back im 88'...Pete was what, 17? lol next time im there i should ask him about it
     
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  17. laurie

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    What's fascinating about this thread is that you will never find a situation where Sampras got owned in an overall record by anyone. Even with Krajicek it was 6:4 in the end as Sampras won their last two meetings in Cincinatti and the US Open. Here's the official record

    http://www.atptennis.com/en/sampras/opponent_records.asp
     
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  18. Moose Malloy

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    so, what's the most consecutive times he lost to any player?
     
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    When I investigate just beneath the surface of what I read around here I find even more interesting things.

    Apparently these match details and dates on the ATP website are accurate
    http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=sampras&player2=krajicek

    We can see that Sampras won the first match between them but in the next 7 matches Krajicek went 6-1. Krajicek's career was severely hampered by recurring injuries and his game, due to his injuries, declined far faster than Sampras's game. It's interesting that Sampras could only win two in a row against Krajicek at the tail end of Krajicek's shorter career.
     
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  20. KBalla08

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    also, sammy was 12 years older than samp... lol
     
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    Hewitt beat him the last 4 times they played, with Sampras getting just one set in the process.
     
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  22. Moose Malloy

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    Krajicek was top 10-15 during '96-'99, winning W & 2 masters series. He reached his career high #4 during '99(is that a sign of decline to you?). Regardless of injuries he was still a dangerous player in '99/'20. He has beaten all top players, not just Sampras. Players always looked out for where he was in the draw. John McEnroe said that the winner of the sampras-krajicek(where he was unseeded) 2000 us open qf was the favorite to take the title.
     
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    He also lost 4 times in a row to Wayne Ferreira.
     
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    I've always said numbers alone don't tell the whole story and this is a case in point.


    1998-Won indoor titles in St. Petersburg (d. Rosset) and Stuttgart (d. Kafelnikov) and reached final in Toronto (l. to Rafter)...Also a SF in five other events, including Wimbledon...Went 5-0 in matches decided in final set tie-breaker...Closed year by undergoing arthroscopic left knee surgery on Nov. 9 to repair torn medial meniscus...
    (source : Krajicek's Career Highlights/Bio section ATP site)

    1999-08-09 Cincinnati Pete Sampras wins 6-4 6-2 >

    2000-Streak of eight consecutive years in Top 20 and nine straight seasons with at least one title came to an end...Part of reason he played in fewest matches (41) of his career was due to arthroscopic left knee surgery on Jan. 31...Lost to Escude in 2nd RD of Australian Open and in second set of that match, injured his knee...This was second time he underwent surgery to repair meniscus on his left knee (first time 199 8 )...Returned to action three months later at TMS Monte Carlo where he reached 3rd RD.
    (source : Krajicek's Career Highlights/Bio section ATP site)

    2000-08-28 U.S. Open Pete Sampras wins 4-6 7-6(6) 6-46-2 >

    As is clear from the above chronological list of events relevant to your point, Krajicek was as I originally stated in physical decline when Sampras won their last two meetings. Each Sampras win occurred after Krajicek had surgery.

    If his knee was not a problem the operation in 1998 would not have occurred. As any surgeon will tell you, operations carry a risk and operations are not done unless necessary.

    Further more in 2000 the same knee was operated on again, that is a sign of further physical decline, if not proof.

    If you evade my justification, like before, I'll just state the conclusion:

    Krajicek was in physical decline when Sampras won their last two meetings.


    ;-)
     
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    I find it fascinating that Ljubicic has reached a career high #2 while Krajicek has reached a career high #4. In my mind, Krajicek was a much better player than Ljubicic is.
     
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    Eh, Indeed! You must have.. cheated! Yes, cheated. ;)
     
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  27. unjugon

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    1-3 vs Haarhuis. :cool:
     
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    People forget how good Krajicek really was. He did not have a weakness in his game that could be exploited until injuries slowed him down.
     
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    I still can't believe Krajicek beat Sampras at Wimbleton in 96'.
     
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    goes to show how tough the competition was back then compared to today's game.

    my .02 cents.
     
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  31. mowcopian

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    first one is Krajicek
     
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    Kraijeck is the only one, really. Everyone else got Sampras when he was balding and slouching around the court even more than usual. And the guys that are 1-0 against Sampras don't really count. You could say Guillermo Garcia-Lopez has a winning record against Agassi, but it really doesn't mean anything.
     
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  33. laurie

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    Krajicek was a great player, one of my favourites.
     
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    Al Parker. Parker owned Sampras in the juniors. Don't believe he ever beat him.
     
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  36. mowcopian

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    lets put it this way it wasn't many.
     
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    Y'know it's only a three page thread. If this were a 30 page thread, I wouldn't say anything but since it's only 3 pages, you might try skimming through it so you don't repeat things that have already been said.

    Didn't some dude named Jaime Yzcaza or something beat Pete repeatedly?
     
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    Look at poor Cedric Pioline. He was 0-9 vs. Sampras. That must rankle!
     
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    are u suggesting u think it means nothing to have beaten sampras or agassi?
     
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    And Ferreira lost like 11 times in a row against Agassi... strange but true..
     
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    But what about Bruguera? One of the more underrated players of the Sampras era (they're the same age and played each other while both in their prime), Brugera played him tough, winning three out of five times, and in the two losses never went down in straight sets. He even out-aced Pete while beating him in their final meeting (Key Biscane '97)
     
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    Sampras is 0-1 against Miloslav Mecir.
    :)
     
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    Originally Posted by superman1
    Kraijeck is the only one, really. Everyone else got Sampras when he was balding and slouching around the court even more than usual. And the guys that are 1-0 against Sampras don't really count. You could say Guillermo Garcia-Lopez has a winning record against Agassi, but it really doesn't mean anything.
     
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    Sigh.. I miss Krajicek. The 1996 straight set beat-down of Sampras was a sight to behold (even if I was rooting for Sampras). Unfortunately, this is also the guy that lost a tiebreak after being up 6-0 (if I remember correctly). If he hadn't been injured... who knows what might have been...
     
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    A little present for 90's Clay :twisted:
     
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    Why does it matter....the guy could not handle Clay could never be a GOAT
     
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    Against which of Pete's major rivals in slam finals does he have a losing record?
     
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    A near prime Sampras going 0-1 versus the immortal Mark Keil, on Grass no less at 1991 Queens Club
     
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