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The first and the last matches of great players

The first and the last matches (in ATP Tour) of great players

Of course in singles

PETE SAMPRAS

First: Philadelphia 1988 (1R) vs Sammy Giammalva Jr 4-6,3-6
Last: U.S. Open 2002 (final) vs Andre Agassi 6-3,6-4,5-7,6-4


ANDRE AGASSI

First: La Quinta 1986 (1R) vs John Austin 6-4,6-2
Last: U.S. Open 2006 (3R) vs Benjamin Becker 5-7,7-6(4),4-6,5-7


BORIS BECKER

First: Cologne 1983 (1R) vs Sandy Mayer 6-3,4-6,4-6
Last: Wimbledon 1999 (4R) vs Patrick Rafter 3-6,2-6,3-6


STEFAN EDBERG

First: Geneva 1982 (1R) vs Jairo Velasco Jr 6-3,2-6,0-6
Last: Davis Cup 1996 (final) vs Cedric Pioline 3-6,4-6,3-6


JIMMY CONNORS

First: U.S. Open 1970 (1R) vs Mark Cox 2-6,4-6,2-6
Last: Atlanta 1996 (1R) vs Richey Reneberg 2-6,6-3,1-6


JOHN McENROE

First: South Orange 1976 (1R) vs Barry Philipps-Moore 6-0,6-2
Last: Rotterdam 1994 (1R) vs Magnus Gustafsson 2-6,6-7(5)

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IVAN LENDL

First: Roland Garros 1978 (1R) vs Jose-Luis Clerc 3-6,0-6,3-6
Last: U.S. Open 1994 (2R) vs Bernd Karbacher 4-6,6-7(5),0-1, ret


MATS WILANDER

First: Bastad 1980 (1R) vs Jan Kallquist 6-4,6-4
Last: Beijing 1996 (1R) vs Martin Damm 4-6,3-6


MICHAEL CHANG

First: Rye Brook 1987 (1R) vs Jim Pugh 1-6,6-3,0-6
Last: U.S. Open 2003 (1R) vs Fernando Gonzalez 3-6,5-7,7-5,4-6


BJOERN BORG

First: San Francisco 1972 (2R) vs Roscoe Tanner 3-6,3-6
Last: Moscow 1993 (1R) vs Alexander Volkov 6-4,3-6,6-7(7)


PATRICK RAFTER

First: Brisbane 1991 (1R) vs Andrei Chesnokov 4-6,1-6
Last: Davis Cup 2001 (final) vs Sebastien Grosjean 6-3,7-6(6),7-5


JIM COURIER

First: Boston 1987 (1R) vs Barry Moir 6-0,1-6,0-6
Last: Key Biscayne 2000 (2R) vs Thomas Enqvist 7-6(5),3-6,4-6

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PAT CASH

First: Adelaide 1981 (1R) vs Chris Lewis 3-6,1-6
Last: Stuttgart-indoor 1997 (1R) vs Andrei Medvedev 2-6,2-6


GUY FORGET

First: Rome 1982 (1R) vs Francisco Gonzalez 6-4,6-3
Last: Key Biscayne 1997 (1R) vs Tommy Haas 6-7(3),5-7


MICHAEL STICH

First: Munich 1989 (1R) vs Tomas Smid 6-4,6-3
Last: Wimbledon 1997 (SF) vs Cedric Pioline 7-6(2),2-6,1-6,7-5,4-6


TODD MARTIN

First: Newport 1990 (1R) vs Jeff Tarango 1-6,6-3,6-2
Last: U.S. Open 2004 (1R) vs Fabrice Santoro 6-4,4-6,4-6,5-7


HENRI LECONTE

First: Roland Garros 1980 (1R) vs Hans Simonsson 0-6,6-3,6-7,0-6
Last: Rosmalen 1996 (1R) vs Kenneth Carlsen 5-7,2-6


GORAN IVANISEVIC

First: Wimbledon 1988 (1R) vs Amos Mansdorf 3-6,2-6,6-1,1-6
Last: Wimbledon 2004 (3R) vs Lleyton Hewitt 2-6,3-6,4-6

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YANNICK NOAH

First: Roland Garros 1977 (1R) vs Brian Fairlie 1-6,3-6,7-6,7-6,2-6
Last: Marseille 1996 (1R) vs Guy Forget 6-4,3-6,3-6


YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV

First: San Marino 1992 (1R) vs Ronald Agenor 1-6,2-6
Last: St.Petersburg 2003 (2R) vs Mikhail Youzhny 2-6,2-6


RICHARD KRAJICEK

First: Sydney 1991 (1R) vs Marc Rosset 6-3,6-2
Last: St.Hertogenbosch 2003 (1R) vs Olivier Mutis 4-6,6-7(4)


CEDRIC PIOLINE

First: Nice 1989 (1R) vs Henri Leconte 5-7,6-4,3-6
Last: Basel 2002 (1R) vs Tim Henman 1-6,4-6


MARC ROSSET

First: Geneva 1988 (1R) vs Tore Meinecke 6-1,2-6,2-6
Last: St.Petersburg 2004 (1R) vs Greg Rusedski 4-6,3-6


ANDRES GOMEZ

First: Munich 1979 (1R) vs John James 7-6,6-1
Last: Coral Springs 1993 (1R) vs Mikael Pernfors 6-4,3-6,4-6

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Rafter's beginning is interesting. He lost first seven matches

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BRAD GILBERT

First: San Juan 1981 (1R) vs Charles Owens 6-7,6-3,4-6
Last: Key Biscayne 1995 (1R) vs Todd Woodbridge 6-7(5),5-7


SERGI BRUGUERA

First: Barcelona 1988 (1R) vs Horacio De La Pena 4-6,3-6
Last: Barcelona 2002 (2R) vs Guillermo Canas 7-5,3-6,3-6


THOMAS MUSTER

First: Kitzbuhel 1984 (1R) vs Jeff Borowiak 6-2,6-3
Last: Roland Garros 1999 (1R) vs Nicolas Lapentti 6-2,1-6,2-6,6-7(4)


ALEX CORRETJA

First: Barcelona 1992 (1R) vs Sergio Casal 6-2,6-7(3),7-5
Last: Estoril 2005 (1R) vs Feliciano Lopez 7-6(1),6-7(4),4-6


ALBERTO COSTA

First: Barcelona 1993 (1R) vs Olivier Delaitre 3-6,6-3,5-7
Last: Barcelona 2006 (3R) vs Juan Carlos Ferrero 1-6,7-5,5-7


MIROSLAV MECIR

First: Bordeaux 1983 (1R) vs Loic Courteau 2-6,6-0,6-2
Last: Wimbledon 1990 (2R) vs Stefan Edberg 2-6,3-6,2-6


PETR KORDA

First: Cologne 1985 (1R) vs Lawson Duncan 3-6,4-6
Last: Queens Club 1999 (1R) vs Boris Becker 4-6,4-6


ANDREI MEDVEDEV:

First: Moscow 1990 (1R) vs Alexander Volkov 4-6,3-6
Last: St.Petersburg 2001 (2R) vs Stefan Koubek 6-7(3),2-6


MAGNUS LARSSON

First: Boston 1988 (1R) vs Johan Alven 6-4,6-4
Last: Copenhagen 2003 (2R) vs Radek Stepanek 4-6,6-1,1-6


ALBERTO BERASATEGUI

First: Casablanca 1992 (1R) vs Franco Davin 6-4,2-6,6-2
Last: Barcelona 2001 (1R) vs Alex Calatrava 6-2,5-7,3-6

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Rafter's beginning is interesting. He lost first seven matches
Yes, but Connors performance in 1995 was incredible... In Halle he reached quarterfinal

Did Rusedski end his career? His last match took place in november 2006... Do you know something about it?

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Yes, but Connors performance in 1995 was incredible... In Halle he reached quarterfinal

Did Rusedski end his career? His last match took place in november 2006... Do you know something about it?
I saw that tournament in Halle and all matches of Connors
I'm not sure but Rusedski probably will finish his career at this year Wimbledon.

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GUILLERMO VILAS

First: Cincinnati 1970 (1R) vs Zan Guerry 6-1,3-6,1-6
Last: Bordeaux 1992 (1R) vs German Lopez 4-6,6-3,0-6


WAYNE FERREIRA

First: Queens Club 1990 (1R) vs David Wheaton 1-6,4-6
Last: Davis Cup 2005 (1R) vs Rainer Schuettler 1-6,2-6,4-6


MARCELO RIOS

First: Davis Cup 1993 (1R) vs Andrew Sznajder 6-4,4-6,4-6,4-6
Last: Roland Garros 2003 (1R) vs Mario Ancic 1-6,0-1, ret


THOMAS ENQVIST

First: Munich 1989 (1R) vs Andres Vysand 1-6,2-6
Last: Lyon 2005 (2R) vs Mario Ancic 7-6(4),6-7(5),4-6


KEVIN CURREN

First: U.S. Open 1978 (1R) vs Dale Collings 6-4,6-1
Last: Durban 1993 (1R) vs Kevin Ullyett 3-6,0-6


MAGNUS NORMAN

First: Stockholm 1992 (1R) vs Derrick Rostagno 1-6,2-6
Last: Shanghai 2003 (QF) vs Jiri Novak 1-2,ret


JIRI NOVAK

First: Prague 1993 (1R) vs Christian Miniussi 2-6,7-6(6),7-6(5)
Last: Basel 2006 (2R) vs David Ferrer 6-2,3-6,3-6


FELIX MANTILLA

First: Prague 1994 (1R) vs Alex Corretja 6-3,4-6,3-6
Last: U.S. Open 2005 (1R) vs Guillermo Coria 6-7(5),1-6,3-6

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I saw that tournament in Halle and all matches of Connors
I'm not sure but Rusedski probably will finish his career at this year Wimbledon.
I think that Henman will do the same

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No one started and finished with win.


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No one started and finished with win.
Only Sampras finished his career with win

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BJOERN BORG

First: San Francisco 1972 (2R) vs Roscoe Tanner 3-6,3-6
Last: Moscow 1993 (1R) vs Alexander Volkov 6-4,3-6,6-7(7)
How could he start his career in he 2R? (was it a walkover in the first round?)

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MIROSLAV MECIR

First: Bordeaux 1983 (1R) vs Loic Courteau 2-6,6-0,6-2
Last: Wimbledon 1990 (2R) vs Stefan Edberg 2-6,3-6,2-6

MICHAEL STICH

First: Munich 1989 (1R) vs Tomas Smid 6-4,6-3
Last: Wimbledon 1997 (SF) vs Cedric Pioline 7-6(2),2-6,1-6,7-5,4-6
Why did they play for such few years?
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Mecir had a lot of back injuries so he retired early.

Very sad, it would have been nice to see him play more in the 90's.

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