That holy rafter vs sampras match

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  1. munk3y

    munk3y Rookie

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    I know there has been a thread on this somewhere, but I can't seem to find it.
    Anyway, my question is, what was that match where sampras served and made a hole in rafter's racquet?
     
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  2. Moose Malloy

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    1999 Cincinnati Final.

    Pmac to Luke Jensen, "Have you ever seen that before?"
    Luke: "Maybe in a cartoon"

    The serve that went through was a fault, so Sampras got 2 serves since Rafter had to get another racquet.

    Soon after that match Rafter ended his season due to a shoulder injury.
     
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  3. simi

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    Conspiricy? Too much of a coincidence.
     
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  4. Moose Malloy

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    After the Sampras match Rafter said he aggravated the injury by catching a return late. Sampras was serving very hard that day.
     
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  5. Andres

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    Does anyone have a picture or a video?
     
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  6. Shaolin

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    I have this match on dvd and the shot is included in the tennis dvd Sick Shots Vol. 2 as well. Its pretty amazing and doubt it will ever happen again, but who knows...

    email me at:

    michaelmoses15@hotmail.com

    for the dvd
     
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  7. munk3y

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    thanks all!
     
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  8. ta11geese3

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    There's a dvd of SICK TENNIS SHOTS!? WOW. =D
     
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  9. Galactus

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    It was timed at 132mph, went clean through the strings and still hit the backboard on 2nd bounce.
     
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  10. habib

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    At least the racquet fared better than his fashion sense.
     
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  11. ACE of Hearts

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    :mrgreen: , true, Pete should have said, sorry mate.
     
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  12. ragnaROK

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    Wow those are some ugly boxers. Did the Sampras serve rip off Rafter's shorts too??



    *sarcasm*
     
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  13. hyperwarrior

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    HAha!
     
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  14. Mugatu

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    i wish rafter was still in the game. noone would wear **** like that these days!!
     
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  15. scotus

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    I wonder what would have happened if Sampras' serve hit Rafter's body instead of the string bed....
     
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  16. jackson vile

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    I'm afraid he would not be here today to tell the tale:shock:
     
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  17. Andres

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    It would leave a nice bruise... don't exaggerate it. If Rafter got hit in the head, he may get knocked out, but he won't be killed.
     
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  18. superman1

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    Well, if he was hit in the genitals which is more likely than the head because it's lower, he probably would have stolen some cyanide in the hospital and taken his own life. So Sampras' serve in effect would have killed him.
     
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