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falstaff78 02-16-2013 06:40 PM

Best Sampras performance please?
 
Calling fans with deep and extensive knowledge of Pete's career!

Could you please point me to videos showing highlights or complete matches of Pete's most dominant and powerful performances?

I followed tennis in the late 80s / early 90s, and then again for the last 7 years or so, but kinda missed 93-05. Have been a huge Fed fan since 2006 - he's kinda the reason I started watching again. However my dad who has been following continuously, and likes both Roger AND Pete, keeps telling me I absolutely must make up for lost time. So now I would like to see and appreciate more of Pete in his pomp.

Thanks a lot for the help.

mattennis 02-16-2013 07:02 PM

Some good ones:

1997 AusOpen SF against Muster and Final against Moya.
1996 US OPEN Final against Chang.
1993 US OPEN QF against Chang.
1997 Wimbledon QF against Becker.
1995 Wimbledon Final against Becker.
1997 WTF Final against Kafelnikov.
1997 Cincinnati Final against Muster.
1999 Cincinnati SF against Agassi.
1999 Wimbledon Final against Agassi.
1999 WTF Final against Agassi.
1996 WTF Final against Becker.
1994 WTF SF against Agassi and Final against Becker.
1994 Miami Final against Agassi.
1995 Indian Wells Final against Agassi.
1995 Australian Open QF against Courier.
1996 Roland Garros QF against Courier.
2000 Wimbledon Final against Rafter.
1997 Davis Cup against Rafter.
1995 Davis Cup final against Kafelnikov.
2002 US OPEN QF against Roddick.
2001 US OPEN QF against Agassi.
2002 US OPEN Final against Agassi.

There are so much more...but I am already tired.

In youtube there are highlights of many of these matches and more...

There were so many other great players from that time that you missed. You should check them also...

Rattler 02-16-2013 07:35 PM

In an interview, the man himself said the final at the Sybase Open (now the SAP Open) when he faced Agassi was his "most perfect" match.

abmk 02-16-2013 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by mattennis (Post 7219177)
Some good ones:

1997 AusOpen SF against Muster and Final against Moya.
1996 US OPEN Final against Chang.
1993 US OPEN QF against Chang.
1997 Wimbledon QF against Becker.
1995 Wimbledon Final against Becker.
1997 WTF Final against Kafelnikov.
1997 Cincinnati Final against Muster.
1999 Cincinnati SF against Agassi.
1999 Wimbledon Final against Agassi.
1999 WTF Final against Agassi.
1996 WTF Final against Becker.
1994 WTF SF against Agassi and Final against Becker.
1994 Miami Final against Agassi.
1995 Indian Wells Final against Agassi.
1995 Australian Open QF against Courier.
1996 Roland Garros QF against Courier.
2000 Wimbledon Final against Rafter.
1997 Davis Cup against Rafter.
1995 Davis Cup final against Kafelnikov.
2002 US OPEN QF against Roddick.
2001 US OPEN QF against Agassi.
2002 US OPEN Final against Agassi.

There are so much more...but I am already tired.

In youtube there are highlights of many of these matches and more...

There were so many other great players from that time that you missed. You should check them also...

the wimbledon final vs rafter in 2000 wasn't that impressive .....

neither was the kafelnikov one in YEC 97 ... kafelnikov was just plain cr*p in that one ...

BeHappy 02-16-2013 08:06 PM

His 1999 summer finals against Agassi was his peak in my opinion. All of them, Wimbledon, TMC, there were a few other ones too.

The 1997 AO final versus Moya was very good too.

abmk 02-16-2013 08:11 PM

apart from the ones mentioned by mattennis :

1. wimbledon QF vs stich in 92 .... a better performance than the overhyped wimbledon 99 final performance IMO ..

2. USO final vs agassi in 90

3. Davis cup vs phillippoussis in 97

other classic matches :

corretja in USO 96 QF
agassi in AO 2000 SF
federer in wimbledon 2001 4R

dudeski 02-16-2013 08:15 PM

Pete's best performance by far was the 4th round at 2001 Wimbledon. That was peak Sampras at his epic god mode beast mode best.

Sid_Vicious 02-16-2013 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudeski (Post 7219258)
Pete's best performance by far was the 4th round at 2001 Wimbledon. That was peak Sampras at his epic god mode beast mode best.

I agree. It's right up there with Wimbledon 2008 final in matches where a GOAT-level players plays his absolute finest tennis but still loses.

ASH1485 02-16-2013 08:30 PM

has to be Wimbeldon final 1999 against Agassi

the most dominant performance in tennis ever :)

Devilito 02-16-2013 09:09 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPsu-zL2Ah0

fed_rulz 02-16-2013 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ASH1485 (Post 7219272)
has to be Wimbeldon final 1999 against Agassi

the most dominant performance in tennis ever :)

LOL, not even close.

Nostradamus 02-16-2013 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Devilito (Post 7219293)

this video quality is less than desirable. Pete only deserves HD videos

helloworld 02-16-2013 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudeski (Post 7219258)
Pete's best performance by far was the 4th round at 2001 Wimbledon. That was peak Sampras at his epic god mode beast mode best.

Stop trolling please. Pete was clearly far past his best at that point. He won 0 tournament in the whole year, and was ranked outside top 10. He was finished, but still gave Fed a good fight. Old champions don't go down easily even if they are past it already.

underground 02-17-2013 05:15 AM

2001 Wimbledon R16 VS Federer, without that performance the GOAT would not have appeared.

TheNatural 02-17-2013 05:27 AM

Sampras won 5 of his 7 Wimbledon finals without being broken, so watch those dominating performances.

TheNatural 02-17-2013 05:44 AM

also watch this Sampras SV Masterclass ;)

tennis_pro 02-17-2013 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNatural (Post 7219597)
Sampras won 5 of his 7 Wimbledon finals without being broken, so watch those dominating performances.

Yet he lost sets in more than half of them, despite the surface being way faster than it is now.

tennis_pro 02-17-2013 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNatural (Post 7219635)
also watch this Sampras SV Masterclass ;)

Federer would've won 1 and 2 if he gave 100% effort just like Sampras did. He didn't want Pete to look like a wimp out there and took it easy on him. Only complete fools think that a 36-year old Sampras could beat top players on any kind of surface.

helloworld 02-17-2013 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNatural (Post 7219635)
also watch this Sampras SV Masterclass ;)

Lol, straight set lost. The crowd wanted to see more, but Federer just couldn't keep up with Sampras on that day. Federer was embarrassed by the old man.

90's Clay 02-17-2013 07:33 AM

1999 Wimbledon final easily. Pete was surgical with that racket and bludgeoned Andre to death.

BY FAR the most aggressive and dominating tennis I've ever seen. He made the #1 or #2 Agassi look like he didn't even belong playing the pro men's tour that day.


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