sampras

  1. BGod

    The 6 Year Curse. (Tilden)

    I have some really old threads I started about this I'd rather not unearth due to other content. Plus it's time for a fresh discussion after Novak's latest failure which like Federer he had two bites at the apple. The Curse 1926-Bill Tilden fails to defend his USO title for a 7th consecutive...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Agassi, Los Angeles final, 1999

    Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi 7-6(3), 7-6(1) in the Los Angeles final, 1999 on hard court Agassi was the defending champion, and ranked #1 going into the tournament. By reaching the final, Sampras took over as #1 and set a new record for most weeks at that position by so doing. The two had...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Chesnokov, Davis Cup final rubber, 1995

    Pete Sampras (USA) beat Andrei Chesnokov (Russia) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4 in a Davis Cup final rubber, 1995 on indoor clay in Moscow, Russia The rubber gave USA 1-0 lead in the match. They would go onto win 3-2, with Sampras clinching victory in the fourth rubber by beating Yevgeny...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Sampras vs Agassi, Year End Championship round robins, 1991 & 1990

    Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in the Year End Championship round robins, 1991 on carpet in Frankfurt, Germany Both players would advance to the semi-final, Agassi top of the group, Sampras second. Agassi would lose in the semi-finals to Jim Courier, who Sampras would go onto beat...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Ivanisevic, Wimbledon semi-final, 1995

    Pete Sampras beat Goran Ivanisevic 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 1995 on grass Sampras would go onto win the title for the third time in a row by beating Boris Becker in the final. The two had contested the final the previous year and would do so again in the 1998 with...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Rafter, Wimbledon final, 2000

    Pete Sampras beat Pat Rafter 6-7(10), 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final, 2000 on grass It was Sampras’ 7th title, 4th in a row and all time record breaking 13th Slam title. Rafter was playing his first Wimbledon final and would lose again in the final the following year Sampras won 161...
  7. jl809

    What is the best performance by a player aged 17, 18, 19... up to 37, on each surface? Making a comprehensive list

    For a future safeguard against overhyping the latest mug, let's make a benchmark of what it is actually possible for 17 year olds, 25 year olds, 35 year olds to do in tennis. Think Alcaraz's level is the highest ever from a 19 year old on HC? Think Fed's peak on grass is the highest ever? Now...
  8. jl809

    Alcaraz’s US Open win: more likely to be a Fed @ Wimbledon 2003 moment, or a PETE @ US Open 1990 moment?

    Federer’s first slam win at Wimbledon 03 was the beginning of a new era. He was back the following year with a vengeance, having already won the 2003 YE finals and 2004 AO, and exerted a period of tour-level dominance that would last several years. A teenage PETE’s magnificent 1990 US Open...
  9. jl809

    The peak versions of each ATG across each slam all play each other. Who has the combined best results?

    For example (these are just my picks): 2011 Federer, 2008 Nadal, 2015 Djokovic, 1996 Sampras and 1978 Borg face off with each other 10x in a round robin at RG - a series of RS hypotheticals... 2004 Federer, 2010 Nadal, 2011 Djokovic, 1995 Sampras and 1980 Borg face off with each other 10x in...
  10. I

    Video of Sampras doing a cross running FH?

    Hi there. I'm looking for videos of Sampras using his running FH to finish off a baseline exchange. Specifically, I want to find footage of him hitting a **CROSS COURT** running forehand. I know it sounds like a stupid request but I've been looking for days on YouTube and can't seem to find...
  11. I

    Does anyone have this Sampras pic without the watermark?

    I already solved it (but for whatever reason can't seem to delete the post). I never intended to make money from it, it's just personal use, so I don't think removing the watermark for such purposes should be very problematic... Anyway, I still wrote the info from the watermark in a less visible...
  12. jl809

    How would this 36 year old PETE fare against the current tour this year?

    See crispy footage of Daddy Petros taking it to Prime Federer in 2007 and 2008: The king hadn’t lost his touch. Short points, so he’d have been fine over long matches. No-one outside Djokodal has a great return + passing shot game now too. Does he take AO 22, Wimby 22, USO 22????:unsure: Is...
  13. I

    Looking for Pete Sampras pictures

    Does anybody have a good one? Most of the nice pictures either have a watermark or depict him with somebody else. The photo should be colored, vertical, and have some decent quality...it's a bonus if they're off court. This one would be ideal if it weren't black/white: I need them for a...
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    Looking for off-court pictures of Sampras

    Does anybody have a good one? Most of the nice pictures either have a watermark or depict him with somebody else. The photo should be colored, vertical, and have some decent quality...this one would be ideal if it weren't black/white: I need them for a certain project, would really...
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    Is there a stat for BPs saved with an ACE?

    I've always thought the best serve is not just the one with the best % of aces, but the one that shows up when it matters most. I've tried to look up this stat for Sampras, but would be nice if there were anything similar for former/current ATP players. I would appreciate any help I can...
  16. TheAssassin

    One photo, two guys... 14 Wimbledon titles

    The idol is matched! :cool:
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Bjorkman, Paris final, 1997

    Pete Sampras beat Jonas Bjorkman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the Paris final, 1997 on carpet It was Sampras’ second and last title at the event and he would go onto win the Year End Championship shortly after. It would turn out to be Bjorkman’s sole Masters final Sampras won 123 points...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Rafter, Grand Slam Cup final, 1997

    Pete Sampras beat Pat Rafter 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 in the Grand Slam Cup final, 1997 on carpet in Munich, Germany It was Sampras second title at the event and he would go onto win the Year End Championship at the end of the year. Sampras is the only player to win this event more than once and...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Agassi vs Sampras, Australian Open semi-final, 2000 & US Open quarter-final, 2001

    Andre Agassi beat Pete Sampras 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(0), 7-6(5), 6-1 in the Australian Open semi-final, 2000 on hard court Agassi would go onto win the title, beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the final. Agassi was the the reigning French Open and US Open champion and Wimbledon runner-up. Sampras was...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Roddick, US Open quarter-final, 2002

    Pete Sampras beat Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the US Open quarter-final, 2002 on hard court Sampras would go onto win the title, beating Andre Agassi in the final for his record extending 14th Slam title. This was the third and last match the two would play. Roddick won the previous...
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    Match Stats/Report - Safin vs Sampras, Canadian Open quarter-final, 2000

    Marat Safin beat Pete Sampras 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(8) in the Canadian Open quarter-final, 2000 on hard court in Toronto Safin would go onto win the title, beating Harel Levy in the final for his first Masters title. Sampras had recently won Wimbledon. The two would meet again shortly after at...
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    Match Stats/Report - Bruguera vs Sampras, Miami semi-final, 1997

    Sergi Bruguera beat Pete Sampras 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-4 in the Miami semi-final, 1997 on hard court Bruguera, who was seeded 30th, would go onto lose to Thomas Muster in the final in what would turn out to be his sole Masters final on hard court. Sampras had recently won the Australian...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Kuerten, Miami final, 2000

    Pete Sampras beat Gustavo Kuerten 6-1, 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(8) in the Miami final, 2000 on hard court It was Sampras' 3rd title at the event and 11th Masters title and would turn out be his last. Kuerten would go onto win his first hard court title later in the year and would win the...
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    Match Stats/Report - Chang vs Sampras, Canadian Open semi-final, 1990

    Michael Chang beat Pete Sampras 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-5 in the Canadian Open semi-final, 1990 on hard court in Toronto Chang would go onto win the title, beating Jay Berger in the final. He'd beaten top seed Andre Agassi, who'd served for the match, in the quarters from a set down. Sampras...
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    Match Stats/Report - Ivanisevic vs Sampras, Miami semi-final, 1996

    Goran Ivanisevic beat Pete Sampras 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Miami semi-final, 1996 on hard court Ivanisevic would go onto lose the final to Andre Agassi. It would turn out to be Ivanisevic's only hard court masters final. Sampras had won the pair's last 5 meetings (excluding a...
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    Match Stats/Report - Rafter vs Sampras, Cincinnati final, 1998

    Pat Rafter beat Pete Sampras 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 in the Cincinnati final, 1998 on hard court Rafter had recently won the Canadian Open and would go onto win the US Open shortly afterwards, beating Sampras in 5 sets along the way. The two would meet in the following years final also with...
  27. RaulRamirez

    Fun Thread, I Hope...If You Can Be Any Player for One Match...

    (from the hypothetical to the fantastic) If you could be any player in history for one match -- and experience his/her game and emotions firsthand, who would it be. Which specific match/venue? It could be current or past, a dominating performance or a very close match, your favorite player, or...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Korda, Indian Wells final, 1994

    Pete Sampras beat Petr Korda 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Indian Wells final, 1994 on hard court Sampras had recently won the Australian Open and would go onto win Miami shortly after. Korda was seeded 10th Sampras won 157 points, Korda 139 Sampras serve-volleyed off all first...
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    Match Stats/Report - Ivanisevic vs Sampras, Manchester final, 1991

    Goran Ivanisevic beat Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4 in the Manchester final, 1991 on grass It was the Ivanisevic's first title on grass. Sampras had been the defending champion. This was the pair's first match on grass. They'd go onto play 5 more, with Sampras winning 4 of them Ivanisevic won...
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    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Ivanisevic, Wimbledon final, 1998

    Pete Sampras beat Goran Ivanisevic 6-7(2), 7-6(9), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final, 1998 on grass It was Sampras' 5th Wimbledon title and he would win the next 2 as well. It was Goran's 3rd runner-up finish and he would go onto win the title in 2001. It was the last of4 meetings...
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