Originally Posted by armand
The junior Pete seems very far away from the adult who tanked(?) the US Open match one year (vs Edberg?)because of too much pressure then became dedicated to becoming one of the GOATs.
There wasn't much talk about GOAT in his early days.
Mary Carrillo was pretty much the only one I remember who caustiously
talked about possibility. Nothing like the rave over Federer.
At US Open 1992, Sampras got beaten squarely by Edberg.
He always struggled with fiercely attacking players.
He was never able to beat Edberg convincingly until Edberg
clearly declined. Edberg was a tough tough player.