Originally Posted by slice serve ace
no, he didn't, that was in 2000 when he beat hewitt in straights
vs hewitt 2001 he was 110 mph on 1st and 95 mph on 2nd
compare that with previous 3 rounds
vs rafter 120 on 1st, 103 on 2nd
vs agassi 115 on 1st, 105 on 2nd
vs safin 116 on 1st, 102 on 2nd
vs hewitt in 2000 118 on 1st, 103 on 2nd
huge drop in speed for 2001 final
i think this clearly shows that sampras was dead tired in 2001 F - add hewitt's in the zone play and you get double breadstick
put sampras from 2000 sf against 2001 hewitt and it would be close (say, 60-40 that hewitt wins, but in a competitive match)
yeah, my bad; I checked the wrong page ....
with an easier draw for sampras, of course it'd be more competitive ...