Stats for Sampras-Agassi (1993 W QF)

krosero

Legend
Sampras d. Agassi 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4

My stats:

Sampras won 146 points overall, Agassi 129.

(The ATP counted the aces and double-faults twice, but if that is corrected their numbers are the same as mine. HBO had a total of 224 points early in the fifth set, when I had 227).


SERVICE

Sampras won 84 of 125 points on serve, Agassi 88 of 150.

Sampras served at 63.2%, making 79 of 125 first serves.
Agassi served at 55.3%, making 83 of 150 first serves.


(In their 9 Slam meetings this was almost Pete's highest service percentage, just short of his 63.5% at the 2000 AO).


Sampras’ first-serve percentage by set:
14/20 (70%)
16/25 (64%)
13/20 (65%)
20/34 (59%)
16/26 (62%)

(HBO broke down Pete's service percentages for the first three sets and had the same percentages I did).

Agassi’s first-serve percentage by set:
15/32 (47%)
11/26 (42%)
25/32 (78%)
11/19 (58%)
21/41 (51%)

Sampras converted 6 of 15 break points, Agassi 4 of 11.

Sampras got his first serve into play on 7 of 11 break points. He was broken twice on first serve and twice on second.

Agassi got his first serve into play on 9 of 15. He was broken 3 times on first serve and three times on second.

(The ATP has Agassi facing only 13 break points. HBO had him at 10 at the same time I did).

Sampras was unbroken in the first two sets, Agassi in the next two.


Sampras had 22 aces, 6 double-faults.
Agassi had 7 aces, 7 double-faults.

Sampras' aces by set: 4, 5, 2, 6, 5
Agassi's aces by set: 1, 1, 3, 2, 0


Sampras drew 30 return errors, 11 with second serves.
Agassi drew 27 return errors, 6 with second serves.
Out of all those points I gave each man 3 service winners.

(If HBO gave either man service winners or other judgment calls, they were very few -- perhaps none for Sampras. Late in the fifth set the network had him at 49 total winners when I had already counted 50 clean winners, including service. And Agassi was at 45 when I had him at 43 clean winners).


WINNERS

Sampras had 33 clean winners apart from service: 10 FH, 5 BH, 13 FHV, 4 BHV, 1 OH.

Agassi had 39 clean winners apart from service: 18 FH, 12 BH, 5 FHV, 4 BHV.

(In their 9 Slam meetings the only other times Agassi led this stat were the '92 RG quarterfinal and '95 AO final).


Sampras' winners by set: 7, 9, 7, 3, 7
Agassi's winners by set: 3, 9, 11, 7, 9

Sampras hit 1 FH return winner, off a second serve. It was not a pass but he had 5 passing shot winners, including 2 FH’s (one a lob).

Agassi had 7 return winners (HBO had the same number). I counted 3 BH’s off second serves and 4 FH’s (two off second serve). All were passes. And he had 14 other passing shots, including 8 BH’s (one a lob).

As usual Sampras is finely balanced between baseline and volley winners.

(I didn't get the net stats but at 3-2 in the fifth set, HBO had Sampras winning 65 of 107 approaches, Agassi 21 of 31).


ERRORS (forced and unforced)

In their 9 Slam meetings, Agassi made more errors than Sampras only in this match and the 1999 W final.

I got the total errors by subtracting the clean winners and aces from the total points won.

Sampras made 83 errors. Of those I counted 27 return errors and 6 double-faults.

Agassi made 91 errors. Of those I counted 30 return errors and 7 double-faults.

So in the points consisting of at least a good serve and successful return (what I call rallies), Sampras made 50 errors, Agassi 54.

Agassi, then, made more errors however you break them down: returns, double-faults, rally errors, or total errors.

I didn't break the errors down into forced and unforced but HBO had a stat for unforced after nearly four sets, and again the same pattern: Sampras had 31, Agassi 35.

In their 9 Slam meetings, I know of one more unforced error count that Sampras has the better of, and again it's the '99 W final: after almost a set and a half Sampras had made 6 ue's and Agassi 8.

I can't say for sure whether all the unforced error counts that I know about included double-faults. And we're talking about small numbers, but FWIW, Agassi made more double-faults in their Wimbledon matches than in their other Slam meetings: seven in '93 and six in '99. And those two matches are their only Slam meetings in which Sampras made fewer df's than Agassi.

I'm planning to post a thread linking to stats for all 9 meetings, so everyone can have a look at all the stats that I'm referring to.
 
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bet

Banned
That was an odd match in that out-of-shape Agassi, was rusty and just returning from injury, while Sampras was in the process of being re-tooled by Gullickson and emerging mentally as the dominant champion he was to become, while struggling with his own shoulder problem which he freely admitted might be partially psychosomatic!
 
almost nothing to add here, all stats identical to mine
so here are just some serving stats

1st serve pts won %

sampras 81 ( 93, 94, 85, 60, 81)
agassi... 73 ( 53, 73, 76, 100, 71 )

2nd serve pts won %

sampras 43 ( 50, 22, 43, 50, 50 )
agassi... 40 ( 47, 40, 29, 63, 33 )

service pts won %

sampras 67 ( 80, 68, 70, 56, 69 )
agassi... 59 ( 50, 54, 66, 84, 51 )

points won

sampras 146 ( 32, 29, 25, 22, 38 )
agassi... 129 ( 20, 22, 27, 31, 29 )


weird match, but not as weird as agassi's service motion. a must look, for those who still didn't:)
i believe this match, and the one with courier, was the beginning of making sampras the mental giant that he became later. pulling matches like this one was really one of his trademarks.

stats for the sf with becker and f with courier will follow
 

HBK4life

Hall of Fame
That was an odd match in that out-of-shape Agassi, was rusty and just returning from injury, while Sampras was in the process of being re-tooled by Gullickson and emerging mentally as the dominant champion he was to become, while struggling with his own shoulder problem which he freely admitted might be partially psychosomatic!

Agassi was rocking the gut that day.
 

krosero

Legend
1st serve pts won %

sampras 81 ( 93, 94, 85, 60, 81)
agassi... 73 ( 53, 73, 76, 100, 71 )

2nd serve pts won %

sampras 43 ( 50, 22, 43, 50, 50 )
agassi... 40 ( 47, 40, 29, 63, 33 )
When Moose and I finished going through the Slam meetings in this rivalry we still didn't have 1st and 2nd serve success for this match and for '92 RG. Now you've done them so here's a list for Sampras:

Success on first serve:

92% at 1990 USO
88% at 1999 W
86% at 1995 USO
81% at 1993 W
80% at 2000 AO
80% at 2002 USO
79% at 2001 USO
76% at 1995 AO
69% at 1992 RG

Success on second serve:

58.8% at 1990 USO
58.7% at 2001 USO
54% at 1995 USO
52% at 2002 USO
49% at 1999 W
49% at 2000 AO
44% at 1995 AO
43% at 1993 W
43% at 1992 RG

So maybe it's a little strange, Pete's lowest success on second serve was in these two matches. Well maybe not at RG since he lost in straights, but here it might be unexpected.

On the other hand 43% is not that low. It's just lower than what he got against Agassi in later matches (and in their first meeting in '90 which was a blowout).
 

pc1

G.O.A.T.
When Moose and I finished going through the Slam meetings in this rivalry we still didn't have 1st and 2nd serve success for this match and for '92 RG. Now you've done them so here's a list for Sampras:

Success on first serve:

92% at 1990 USO
88% at 1999 W
86% at 1995 USO
81% at 1993 W
80% at 2000 AO
80% at 2002 USO
79% at 2001 USO
76% at 1995 AO
69% at 1992 RG

Success on second serve:

58.8% at 1990 USO
58.7% at 2001 USO
54% at 1995 USO
52% at 2002 USO
49% at 1999 W
49% at 2000 AO
44% at 1995 AO
43% at 1993 W
43% at 1992 RG

So maybe it's a little strange, Pete's lowest success on second serve was in these two matches. Well maybe not at RG since he lost in straights, but here it might be unexpected.

On the other hand 43% is not that low. It's just lower than what he got against Agassi in later matches (and in their first meeting in '90 which was a blowout).

You look at those stats and it's incredible how well a young Sampras served at the 1990 US Open. Boggles the mind. I wonder how some of the other all time great servers have done in majors.

I figure Kramer at the 1946 (?) Wimbledon probably had a great percentage on first and second serve because of the few games he lost during the tournament. Borg of course at the 1978 French but I would think he did that more because of his groundies.

It would be interesting to check some of Becker's great years at Wimbledon on his first and second serve success rates.
 

urban

Legend
Wasn't this the match of the Zen-Master with Barbra Streisand in the stands? I recall, that Sampras tried to slow ball Agassi a la Ashe vs. Connors, which worked well for the fisrt two sets. Agassi looked a bit overweight that day, but still hold it close.
 

Gizo

Hall of Fame
This was Agassi's last ever match coached by Bollettieri. A few days later when he arrived back home, he a received letter from Bollettieri who said he had had enough.
 

krosero

Legend
You look at those stats and it's incredible how well a young Sampras served at the 1990 US Open. Boggles the mind. I wonder how some of the other all time great servers have done in majors.

I figure Kramer at the 1946 (?) Wimbledon probably had a great percentage on first and second serve because of the few games he lost during the tournament. Borg of course at the 1978 French but I would think he did that more because of his groundies.

It would be interesting to check some of Becker's great years at Wimbledon on his first and second serve success rates.
Kramer, with his great serve, and playing on grass, probably did have strong numbers on serve especially if he lost few games.

Borg did not have particularly strong numbers in the '78 French final against Vilas, since service was not much of a factor in the match on either side of the net. Borg won 68% of his service points, and 63% of all points played; not much difference. Neither service nor return played much of a role since they let it come down to rallying. And I suspect Borg's first six matches would have been similar if he played other baseliners (his match against Tanner would be an exception).

Sampras in the '90 USO final is a different story. He won 76% of his service points, and 92% on first serve alone. So clearly he was serving well and it was a decisive factor in the match.
 
unreturned serves

sampras 52 ( 10, 10, 7, 13, 12 )
agassi... 34 ( 3, 7, 7, 10, 7 )

unreturned serves %

sampras 42 ( 50, 40, 35, 38, 46 )
agassi... 23 ( 9, 27, 22, 53, 17 )
 
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