Looking back at the rivalry of Sampras vs Agassi. Can someone explain to me why Agassi was so devastated by the one loss against Sampras at the USO 95? It is not like he was owned by Sampras back then, the H2H was 8:8 and he had beaten him at AO earlier in the year. How can one loss against another ATG have such an effect? Playing the “what happened if” game a little bit here, but if if he would just have stayed mentally strong, I feel 1996 could have been his year! AO was there for his taking (always looked good against Becker!), FO as well, chance missed to hand Sampras a beating instead of Kafelnikov, even WIM had an opening after Sampras exit! I know guessing game is always shaky, but still. Hats off to the big 3 in comparison, how many potentially devastating defeats did they have, but they just soldiered on and were massively rewarded for that! Or am I missing something here, an injury maybe?