I'm saying Krajicek just because of how surprised (and disappointed as a glory hunting kid fan) I was. One of the shocks of that era, especially considering the ease of the victory, plus at Wimbledon of all places. Though Safin was also impressive, has to be said.
Krajicek had something like a 4-2 H2H advantage over Sampras, so it wasn't a fluke.
Added a poll.
A 5-4 h2h actually
Though I have read 6-4 other places. Not sure of the validity of either
It wasn't THAT surprising IMO. If you watched and saw how Krajicek played throughout the whole tournament. He was on fire. It reminded me of Muster at the 95 French Open or 2001 Goran Wimbledon run. Rich could have been a big time force had he not been injured many of the times.
Kraijcek at that level could beat anyone any time.
That said.. Guys can catch fire and win by playing a flawless few weeks of tennis