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  1. RaulRamirez

    Is Wimbledon - US Open really the "easiest" double of the year?

    This thread was inspired from another one, and I used the same data points as were used there. (Too much time on my hands with no work today.) Starting in 1988, here is a compilation of the most times players have won certain "pairs" of slams in the same year - with the following results, from...
  2. J

    Top 10 1990 to now

    Stumbled upon a cool video today. I didn't follow pro tennis until the last 10-ish years, so it was really neat to see who the top players were outside of the very highest few who get talked about.
  3. Znak

    I can't believe I watched the whole thing

    (on 2x speed) is my clickbait title ;)... Video of men's top 10 rankings every day from 1990 to 2018. For me it was crazy to see how long Agassi lingered and then how dominant Fed and Djoko became respectively during their peak.
  4. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Agassi, Cincinnati semi-final, 1999

    Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi 7-6(7), 6-4 in the Cincinnati semi-final, 1999 on hard court The two players - along with Yevgeny Kafelnikov - were locked in a race for the world number 1 position, with whoever having the best result at the event being at world number 1. Sampras went onto win...
  5. AnOctorokForDinner

    1992 Stockholm SF Forget vs Sampras - highlights

    Wanted to try my hand in tennis highlights, there it goes. These are extended, maybe too detailed for some but I like the feel of telling a story. A classic indoor match, serve-heavy and razor tight. Both players had set points in each set and ended up winning the same number of points. Forget...
  6. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Lendl, US Open quarter final 1990

    Pete Sampras beat Ivan Lendl 6-4 7-6(4) 3-6 4-6 6-2 in the quarter final of the US Open 1990 on hard court Sampras would go on to win the first of his 14 Slam titles, while Lendl's streak of consecutive US Open finals was terminated at 8 Sampras won 171 points, Lendl 176 Sampras...
  7. Fed for Pope

    FS: 2x K Pro Staff 88 L4 Sampras & 2x Head Microgel Prestige Mid L3

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): K Pro Staff 88 Grip Size / Size: L4 (4 1/2) Quantity: 2 Head Size (if a racquet): 88 squinch Condition (x out of 10): 5 (completely playable and safe to string, no cracks, but significant wear around bumper) *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must...
  8. REKX

    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    A theoretical matchup between Prime Nadal and Prime Sampras at Roland Garros, but Sampras serves every game. As a Federer and Nadal fan, I think these two have gone a level beyond the Sampras league, but to be fair we could have seen that years ago when Federer played Sampras at Wimbledon and...
  9. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Pioline, US Open final 1993

    Pete Sampras beat Cedric Pioline 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the final of the US Open 1993 on hard court It was Sampras second consecutive Slam, following up on Wimbledon a couple of months before, and cemented his status as the game's leading player Sampras won 97 points, Pioline 75 Sampras...
  10. Yoeri Tennis II

    Federer's top 10 Grand Slam Dunks!

    If this doesn't get you in the mood for Wimbledon than nothing will! Federer throwing it down like there's no tomorrow...
  11. F

    Does the rivalry of Agassi and Sampras resemble Vegeta and Goku?

    As the title asks: Does the rivalry of Agassi and Sampras resemble Vegeta and Goku? Quick points on Agassi: Child prodigy who turned pro at 16 years old and was touted to be the greatest talent in tennis Had great expectations placed on him to win multiple GS and be the number 1 player in the...
  12. TheMaestro1990

    Pete Sampras - All 14 Grand Slam Championship Points

    Enjoy, a legend of the game :)
  13. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Chang, US Open final, 1996

    Pete Sampras beat Michael Chang 6-1 6-4 7-6(3) in the final of the US Open, 1996 on hard court The winner of the match was to be world #1 in the ATP rankings. Sampras went on to finish the year at the top spot as well. It was Sampras' 8th Slam title Sampras serve-volleyed on all his first...
  14. TheMaestro1990

    Greatest USO champion?

    Connors, Federer or Sampras? http://www.tennis-pulse.com/greatest-us-open-champions-1-pete-sampras/
  15. -NN-

    Will Djokovic catch Sampras?

    Time for another fresh, hot and original thread. Will Djokovic reach 14 Majors and catch Pete? Vote for a variant of yes or no.
  16. 3lite

    2011 Novak Djokovic is the best tennis player of all time.

    His form in 2011 is the highest/purest form of tennis the human eye has ever witnessed. No player in the history of the game is touching Novak in 2011. Peak Federer? Nope. Remember, Federer was only 29 in 2011. Peak Nadal? Nadal's peak was 2010-2011. Peak Sampras? Come on now.
  17. C

    First Title of The Great Players in Tennis History

    Guga won his first ATP title at a slam, no less! Novak looks like he' just won RG :); Britney Spears lookalike girlfriend at courtside. Mohamed Lahyani umpired Rafa's first title final (who also likes the way he announces everything like me?). Murray, well, one of the two cutest love birds...
  18. TheMaestro1990

    Sampras vs Nadal - Running forehand

    Who is your pick and why?
  19. ADuck

    IF Nadal wins the USO, does he surpass Sampras on the ATG leaderboard?

    Before the RG Final this year, a similar question to this was posed just before Nadal was about to capture his 15th major title. To my surprise, many people still claimed then, that Nadal would still not be above Sampras on the ATG leader board due to his GS wins being too lopsided towards clay...
  20. N

    Will Sampras be slowly forgotten like the man he surpassed?

    In slam count. Whoever that guy was that had 12 slams. He never gets talked about much does he? Discuss.
  21. thatguymattin

    FS: 3 x Wilson [K] Pro Staff 88 Sampras

    Racquet: Wilson K Pro Staff 88 Sampras Item Description: Ancient racquet from 2010? Sampras endorsed, and notorious for being too hefty for most players. Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 3 Head Size: 88 Condition: 2 X 8.5/10, 1 X 7.5/10 Specific Time Used: All three racquets stayed in my racquet...
  22. joseortegagasset

    For Sale: Wilson Pro Staff 95 Limited Edition w/ 17mm beam (Very Rare Japan Release)

    Racquet: Wilson Pro Staff 95 Limited with 17mm beam like PS85 Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Limited Edition Pro Staff 95. Japan Release. Pro Staff 6.0 Paint Job Grip Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Head Size: 95 sq. in. with a 17mm beam Condition (x out of 10): 9.5 *Specific Time Used: Used...
  23. -NN-

    Federer's private practices before the 2017 AO Final

    Any spies in the forum? Any idea who was involved? Any idea what might have been different about them? Is it the usual practice for Fed and or others?
  24. TripleATeam

    Sampras Djokovic similarities

    I've noticed several things that are very close between Sampras and Djokovic, as the title says. Similarities: Sampras won his first Grand Slam in 1990- the US Open. 11 slams later, he breaks through to win his second. Djokovic won his first Grand Slam in 2008- the Australian Open. 12 slams...
  25. D

    Which GS Final performance was worse?

    See Poll. Between Sampras at the 2001 USO Final or Federer in the 2008 FO Final. Which of these legends put in a worse showing? Sampras was getting destroyed on his serve by Hewitt's passing shots. Federer was getting hit off the court by Nadal. Are these both equally bad? I find it funny...
  26. Fiero425

    The GOAT; from Sampras To Federer

    A Re-hash from last summer --- As time goes on, poor Petey will continue to drop in the GOAT discussion unfortunately! I was on the bandwagon just 10 yrs ago giving him the highest accolades even w/o a FO final played! At the time, he was so far ahead of his closest rivals & dwarfed the records...
  27. TripleATeam

    Masters 1000 vs Grand Slams

    If a passerby glanced at random Player v Player threads- (ie. Djokovic v Federer, Federer v Nadal, Djokovic v Lendl) they would see a lot of talk about Grand Slams. Obviously, Grand Slams are the crux of the sport, the pinnacle of pinnacles, and the crowning achievements for most tennis players...
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