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Old 11-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by NadalAgassi View Post
If you think Sampras and Stich in the semis and finals is a tough draw to a French Open title compared to the norm you can keep deluding yourself to that.
Sampras was a former 3-time French Open quarter finalist and 1994 Rome champion.
Stich was a former French Open semi finalist and had reached 2 Hamburg finals in a row in 1992-1993, winning in 1993.

If you don't think these are bigger victories than Todd Martin at the 1999 Australian Open, then I don't know what to say. They are clearly bigger. Even Krajicek, who Kafelnikov beat in the quarter finals of the 1996 French Open, is a former French Open semi finalist, a Rome finalist and Barcelona champion.

Originally Posted by NadalAgassi View Post
Even at that it might not be too bad if he had numerous wins in slams on par or bigger than that, but for a 2 slam winner to have your biggest ever wins in slams being Sampras on clay or Todd Martin on hard courts is pretty shocking to put it mildly, and compared to all others on this (minus Kriek) falls WAY short.
Kafelnikov dropped 1 set on his way to winning the 1996 French Open. Of the 2-time major winners mentioned in this thread, only Nastase at the 1973 French Open has done better (with no sets dropped).
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