Comparing Djokovic/Nadal/Federer/Sampras - 5 Set Records in Grand Slam semifinals/finals

McEnroeisanartist

Hall of Fame
Djokovic is 12-3 in 5 Set Grand Slam semifinals and finals. 15 of his 63 Grand Slam semifinal/final matches have been 5 sets (23.8%)

Nadal is 6-4 in 5 Set Grand Slam semifinals and finals. 10 of his 60 Grand Slam semifinal/final matches have been 5 sets ( 16.7%)

Federer is 6-10 in 5 Set Grand Slam semifinals and finals. 16 of his 77 Grand Slam semifinal/final matches have been 5 sets (20.8%)

Sampras was 2-2 in 5 Set Grand Slam semifinals and finals. 4 of his 41 Grand Slam semifinal/final matches were 5 sets (9.8%)
 

SonnyT

Legend
Sampras must've played 3 of those 5-setters against Agassi. That's just so weird. During Sampras's long career, he played GS 5 setters against only 2 players! What's the fellow's name, Rafter or Safin?

The analytics (Elo) people never thought much of the Sampras/Agassi gen, now I can see why. Those analytics people thought a lot of Borg/McEnroe, and the current big 3.
 
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NoleFam

Bionic Poster
That is just ridiculous from Djokovic and even more crazy when you see who he was playing. Borg's 8-1 ain't bad either.
 

GuyForget

Semi-Pro
took me a while to verify this 2-2 claim for Sampras -so it's 2000 AO semi (Loss), 1995 W Semi (Won), 1998 W final (Won) and 1998 US open (loss) which i didnt know about
 
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