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All Pete Sampras matches (ATP Tour)

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Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 12:31 PM
All Pete Sampras matches (ATP Tour) - a couple of words about all his matches, statistics etc

1988

Match number 1

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 22/23 February 1988

P.Sampras - S.Giammalva Jr 4-6 3-6

- first ATP Tour match
- first loss
- first match on indoor

Match number 2

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 29 February 1988

P.Sampras - R.Krishnan 6-3 3-6 7-6(9)

- first win in his career
- first win in "Masters-Series" tournament
- first tiebreak
- first match on hard
- Pete saved 4 match points in the third set!

Match number 3

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 1 March 1988(?)

P.Sampras - E.Teltscher 7-5 6-3

- win over four-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist
- "I was confident, since I know his game and he knows mine," Sampras said. "So I wasn't surprised by anything he did."
- "I felt like I lost to a good player," Teltscher said. "He is a good player. That's the bottom line of it. Obviously, he beat Krishnan, so you knew, at that point, he was a good player. I knew it before from practicing and playing with him.
- http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19880303.html - an article about that match

Match number 4

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 2 March 1988(?)

P.Sampras - E.Sanchez 5-7 2-6

- "I just missed too many shots" - Sampras said after that match.

Match number 5

Tournament: Forest Hills
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 2 May 1988(?)

P.Sampras - M.Pernfors 5-7 5-7

- first match against Grand Slam runner-up (Pernfors reached final at Roland Garros 1986)
- first match on clay

Match number 6

Tournament: Schenectady
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 18 July 1988(?)

P.Sampras - W.Popp 6-2 6-1

Match number 7

Tournament: Schenectady
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 19 July 1988(?)

P.Sampras - G.Pozzi 6-1 7-5

Match number 8

Tournemant: Schenectady
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 20-21 July 1988(?)

P.Sampras - D.Burke 6-3 6-3

- first ATP Tour quarterfinal in his career

Match number 9

Tournament: Schenectady
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 23 July 1988(?)

P.Sampras - T.Mayotte 2-6 6-7(5)

- first ATP Tour semifinal in his career

Match number 10

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 15 August 1988

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 4-6 2-6

- first meeting with Brad Gilbert

Match number 11

Tournament: Rye Brook
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 22 August 1988

P.Sampras - M.Schapers 7-5 7-6(2)

Match number 12

Tournament: Rye Brook
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 23-24 August 1988(?)

P.Sampras - J.Bates 7-6(3) 3-6 3-6

Match number 13

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 30 August 1988

P.Sampras - J.Yzaga 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 4-5 5-7 2-6

- first Grand Slam match during Pete`s career
- first loss after leading two sets to love.
- first five-set match in his career

Match number 14

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 19 September 1988(?)

P.Sampras - P.Doohan 3-6 6-3 6-3

Match number 15

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 20/21 September 1988

P.Sampras - D.Pate 3-6 6-7(6)

- Pete wasted four set points in the second set!

Match number 16

Tournament: Scottsdale
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 3 October 1988

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-3 6-1

- first meeting with his famous opponent Jim Courier

Match number 17

Tournament: Scottsdale
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 4/5 October 1988

P.Sampras - K.Curren 7-6(5) 6-7(8) 6-7(1)

- first match with Wimbledon 1985 and Australian Open 1984 finalist
- first match with three tiebreaks in a row!

Match number 18

Tournament: Detroit
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 14 November 1988

P.Sampras - B.Scanlon 6-7 6-3 6-4

- win over U.S Open 1983 semifinalist

Match number 19

Tournament: Detroit
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 15/16 November 1988

P.Sampras - T.Mayotte 6-3 6-4

- first win over the Top Ten player (8-th ranked Mayotte)!
- "What do you want to know?" - Sampras asked reporters as he bounded into the interview.

Match number 20

Tournament: Detroit
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 18 November 1988(?)

P.Sampras - L.Shiras 4-6 6-1 3-6

- second the best result (QF) of the season

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 02:46 PM
1989

Match number 21

Tournament: Adelaide
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 2 January 1989

P.Sampras - J.Bates 6-2 6-3

Match number 22

Tournament: Adelaide
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 3 January 1989(?)

P.Sampras - J.Stoltenberg 6-3 6-2

Match number 23

Tournament: Adelaide
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 4/5 January 1989(?)

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 6-2 1-6 4-6

Match number 24

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 16/17 January 1989

P.Sampras - Ch.Saceanu 4-6 4-6 6-7(3)

- first match at Australian Open

Match number 25

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 13 February 1989(?)

P.Sampras - T.Wilkison 6-3 6-2

Match number 26

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 14/15 February 1989

P.Sampras - M.Pernfors 2-6 2-6

Match number 27

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 20 February 1989

P.Sampras - H.De La Pena 6-3 6-4

Match number 28

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 21/22 February 1989

P.Sampras - D.Pate 6-2 6-7(2) 3-6

Match number 29

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 14 March 1989

P.Sampras - A.Krickstein 5-7 7-6(6) 7-6(4)

- Sampras survived two match points in the 2nd set tiebreaker (Krickstein was leading 6-4).
- I`m trying to win at the net. That's my game now" - said Sampras, ranked No. 113 in the world!
- http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19890300.html - an article about that match

Match number 30

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 15 March 1989

P.Sampras - A.Jarryd 7-5 6-2

Match number 31

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 16/17 March 1989

P.Sampras - M.Mecir 0-6 1-6

- one of the worst losses during Sampras career

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 03:16 PM
Match number 32

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 20/21 March 1989

P.Sampras - Ch.Bergstrom 4-6 1-6 1-6

Match number 33

Tournament: Forest Hills
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 1 May 1989

P.Sampras - J.Yzaga 6-7(2) 1-6

Match number 34

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 15 May 1989

P.Sampras - D.Perez 6-2 6-3

- first match and first win on european clay

Match number 35

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 17 May 1989(?)

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 2-6 1-6

- first meeting with Andre Agassi

Match number 36

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 29/30 May 1989

P.Sampras - J.Lozano 6-3 6-2 6-4

- first Grand Slam win at French Open!

Match number 37

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 31 May/1 June 1989

P.Sampras - M.Chang 1-6 1-6 1-6

- first meeting with Michael Chang
- "I'm a kid in an adult world now," said Sampras, who thought about what things would be like if he led a "normal" life. "It would be ordinary," he said. "I'd go to college, get a degree, just get a job, get married, buy a house and settle down."
- http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19890602.html - an article about that match.

Match number 38

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 12 June 1989

P.Sampras - T.Nijssen 6-3 7-6(4)

- first match and first win on grass!

Match number 39

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 13/14 June 1989

P.Sampras - K.Curren 6-3 6-3

- it was the second meeting with Curren and first spectacular win over Wimbledon runner-up.

Match number 40

Turnament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 15 June 1989(?)

P.Sampras - P.Annacone 7-6(3) 5-7 3-6

- first meeting with ... Paul Annacone (Pete`s coach from 1996 to 2002)!

Match number 41

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 26/27 June 1989

P.Sampras - T.Woodbridge 5-7 6-7(5) 7-5 3-6

- first match at Wimbledon!

Below you can see photos from Queens Club 1989 (3) and Roland Garros 1989 (1).

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 05:58 PM
Match number 42

Tournament: Stratton Mountain
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 31 July 1989

P.Sampras - M.Chang 4-6 4-6

- "Today was a good match for me. Pete is such a talented player" - Chang said after that match.

Match number 43

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 7 August 1989

P.Sampras - K.Kinnear 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4

Match number 44

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 8-9 August 1989(?)

P.Sampras - S.Youl 6-1 6-4

Match number 45

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 10 August 1989(?)

P.Sampras - J.Carlsson 6-3 6-4

Match number 46

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 11-12 August 1989(?)

P.Sampras - A.Krickstein 5-7 3-6

- the best result of the season (QF in Indianapolis and in Adelaide too)

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Match number 47

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 14 August 1989

P.Sampras - J.Fitzgerald 6-4 6-4

Match number 48

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 16 August 1989(?)

P.Sampras - A.Olhovski 7-5 2-6 6-3

- Olhovski was leading 2-0 in the third set!
- http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19890817.html - an article about that match

Match number 49

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 17 August 1989(?)

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 7-6(5) 3-6 4-6

Match number 50

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 28 August 1989

P.Sampras - A.Moreno 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-1

- first win at U.S. Open

angiel
06-02-2007, 06:24 PM
Greg, what can I say my friend, where do you find all these informations, superb.:bounce: :bounce: :bigclap: :bigclap: :clap2: :smooch:

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 06:31 PM
Match number 51

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 30 August

P.Sampras - M.Wilander 5-7 6-3 1-6 6-1 6-4

- the biggest win for Pete at that time
- the first winning five-setter during his career!
- "At the start I really didn't believe I could beat Mats Wilander. But he gave me a couple of opportunities, and I took advantage. It really all depended on how I was playing. I was going to win it, he wasn't going to lose it" - Sampras said.
- "It was my worst loss, especially because I played that bad" - Wilander said.
- Sampras was leading 4-2 in the final set, Wilander broke back to 4-4, but Pete broke him again. Serving for the match at 5-4 Pete was 15-40 down, on his first MP, he made a double-fault, but he won in the next occasion.
- http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19890831.html - an article about that match.

Match number 52

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 1 September 1989

P.Sampras - J.Yzaga 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-2

- Sampras took revenge for last year loss to Yzaga.

Match number 53

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 3 September 1989

P.Sampras - J.Berger 5-7 2-6 1-6

- the best Grand Slam achievement (last sixteen) so far:)

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 06:34 PM
Greg, what can I say my friend, where do you find all these informations, superb.:bounce: :bounce: :bigclap: :bigclap: :clap2: :smooch:

I have my own sources:devil: Should I continue?:p

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 06:46 PM
Match number 54

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 18 September 1989

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-7(5) 0-6

Match number 55

Tournament: San Francisco
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 25 September 1989

P.Sampras - Ch.Van Rensburg 4-6 4-6

Match number 56

Tournament: Frankfurt
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 23 October 1989

P.Sampras - A.Cherkasov 4-6 4-6

Match number 57

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 6 November 1989

P.Sampras - P.Lundgren 4-6 4-6

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 07:16 PM
1990

Match number 58

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 9 January 1990(?)

P.Sampras - T.Mayotte 7-6(6) 6-2

- second win over Mayotte (12-th ranked at that time)

Match number 59

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 11 January 1990(?)

P.Sampras - O.Camporese 7-6(5) 7-5

Match number 60

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 12 January 1990(?)

P.Sampras - M.Wilander 7-6(4) 5-7 0-6

Match number 61

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 15 January 1990

P.Sampras - T.Mayotte 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 4-6 7-5 12-10

- this match lasted 4:45 or even 4:59 - it was certeinly the longest match in Pete`s career!
- Mayotte made two double-faults in a row serving to stay in the match at 10-11!

Match number 62

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 17 January 1990

P.Sampras - J.Arrese 0-6 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-3

- second five set win in a row!

Match number 63

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 19 January 1990

P.Sampras - T.Woodbridge 7-5 6-4 6-2

Match number 64

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 21 January 1990

P.Sampras - Y.Noah 3-6 4-6 6-3 2-6

- first and unfortunately last meeting with French Open 1983 champion Yannick Noah

angiel
06-02-2007, 08:27 PM
I have my own sources:devil: Should I continue?:p


Please carry on my dear.:wavey: :wavey: :D

Greg-Pete fan
06-02-2007, 08:33 PM
Please carry on my dear.:wavey: :wavey: :D

Ok, but tomorrow;) I have to learn, because of coming exams...

Greg-Pete fan
06-03-2007, 10:12 AM
Match number 65

Tournament: Milan
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 5 February 1990

P.Sampras - A.Jarryd 6-1 6-3

Match number 66

Tournament: Milan
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 7 February 1990(?)

P.Sampras - M.Zoecke 6-1 7-6(4)

Match number 67

Tournament: Milan
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 8 February 1990(?)

P.Sampras - M.Srejber 6-7(7) 6-4 6-4

Match number 68

Tournament: Milan
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 10 February 1990

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 6-3 0-6 3-6

- first meeting with Ivan Lendl

Match number 69

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 12/13 February 1990

P.Sampras - K.Evernden 6-7(5), ret

- first Pete`s "retired" match

Match number 70

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 2 (first time "bye" in the 1st round)
Date: 20/21 February 1990

P.Sampras - M.Srejber 6-3 6-7 6-3

Match number 71

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 22 February 1990

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 5-7 7-5 ret

- first win over Agassi.
- this match lasted 1 hour and 33 minutes.
- "It`s not the way I would have liked to have won, but I`ll take it" - Sampras said.
- Agassi illness was probably due to food poisoning.

Match number 72

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 23 February 1990

P.Sampras - T.Mayotte 6-4 4-6 6-3

- third win over Mayotte in 1990!
- "He seems to play well against me, and I never seem to put it together against him" - said Mayotte.

Match number 73

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 24 February 1990

P.Sampras - M.Kratzmann 4-6 6-1 6-4

Match number 74

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 25 February 1990

P.Sampras - A.Gomez 7-6(4) 7-5 6-2

- first Pete Sampras title!
- Gomez called Sampras "better than Agassi, Chang and Courier"!
- Sampras served 9 aces.

Greg-Pete fan
06-03-2007, 10:36 AM
Match number 75

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 5 March 1990

P.Sampras - R.Krishnan 6-3 6-2

Match number 76

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 7 March 1990

P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 6-4 4-6 2-6

Match number 77

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 13/14 March 1990

P.Sampras - P.Chamberlin 2-6 7-6(4) 6-1

- Chamberlin was leading 6-2, 3-1!

Match number 78

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 16/17 March 1990

P.Sampras - G.Forget 6-1 6-3

Match number 79

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 18/19 March 1990

P.Sampras - J.P.Fleurian 5-7 6-4 6-1

In the QF match Pete gave up (walkover) against Jay Berger.

Greg-Pete fan
06-03-2007, 10:54 AM
Match number 80

Tournament: Munchen
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 30 April 1990

P.Sampras - J.Svensson 0-6 1-6

Match number 81

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 12/13 June 1990

P.Sampras - M.Kaplan 6-1 6-4

Match number 82

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 14/15 June 1990

P.Sampras - R.Fromberg 6-3 4-6 8-10

Match number 83

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 19 June 1990

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 4-6 7-6(8) 7-6

Match number 84

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 21 June 1990

P.Sampras - J.Rive 4-6 6-3 6-2

Match number 85

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 22 June 1990

P.Sampras - K.Evernden 6-3 7-6(3)

Match number 86

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: SF
Date: 23 June 1990

P.Sampras - E.Jelen 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4

Match number 87

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: FINAL
Date: 24 June 1990

P.Sampras - G.Bloom 7-6(9) 7-6(3)

- second title of this year and second career title.
- "I was very composed and he got a little tight on the crucial points" - said Sampras.

Match number 88

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 26 June 1990

P.Sampras - Ch.Van Rensburg 6-7(4) 5-7 6-7(3)

- second Wimbledon loss in the 1st round in a row

pj80
06-06-2007, 10:56 PM
wheres the rest greg?

Greg-Pete fan
06-07-2007, 04:44 AM
wheres the rest greg?

Wait a moment:D I didn`t have much free time recently, but I wil carry on as soon as possible:) Don`t worry:)

Mimi
06-07-2007, 06:25 AM
:bowdown: :bowdown: :woohoo: :woohoo: :hug: :yippee: :smooch: :crazy: , thanks a lot greg

Greg-Pete fan
06-07-2007, 07:51 PM
Match number 89

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 24/25 July 1990

P.Sampras - M.Wostenholme 6-3 6-2

Match number 90

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 26 July 1990(?)

P.Sampras - A.Sznajder 4-6 6-3 6-2

Match number 91

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 27 July 1990(?)

P.Sampras - J.McEnroe 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3

- first meeting with John McEnroe

Match number 92

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 28 July 1990

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-3 6-7(5) 5-7

- "I should have won this match" - Sampras said.

Match number 93

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 30/31 July 1990

P.Sampras - R.Leach 7-5 6-3

Greg-Pete fan
06-07-2007, 08:00 PM
Match number 94

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 1/2 August 1990

P.Sampras - B.Pearce 6-2 2-6 6-4

- Sampras served 11 aces.

Match number 95

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 3 August 1990(?)

P.Sampras - J.Stoltenberg 6-3 6-4

Match number 96

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 4 August 1990

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 2-6 7-6(2) 1-6

- first meeting with Stefan Edberg.
- "I think the return of serve is going to be a very big part of the match. Basically to break him you really have to play a perfect game" - Sampras said on playing against Edberg.
- "I learned a lot" - Sampras said.
- "I started playing well today, the best I`ve played this week" - Edberg said.
- In the 2nd set Edberg was leading 2-0, but Sampras broke back for a 4-4 tie and he took this set in tiebreaker (at 6-5 he wasted two set points on Edberg serve).

Match number 97

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 6/7 August 1990

P.Sampras - D.Pate 7-6(5) 6-4

Greg-Pete fan
06-07-2007, 08:20 PM
Match number 98

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 8 August 1990

P.Sampras - J.Pugh 6-1 1-6 7-6(6)

Match number 99

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 9 August 1990

P.Sampras - M.Chang 5-7 4-6

- "Today was kind of a funny day" - Chang said. "We both didn't seem to have much timing out there" - he added.
- "I thought it was a pretty bad match" - Sampras said.

Match number 100

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 14/15 August 1990

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 6-2 7-6(3)

Match number 101

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 16 August 1990

P.Sampras - T.Witsken 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4

Match number 102

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 17 August 1990

P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 6-3 1-6 6-7(0)

Greg-Pete fan
06-07-2007, 08:28 PM
Match number 103

Tournament: Long Island
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 22/23 August 1990

P.Sampras - F.Montana 6-3 7-6(7)

Match number 104

Tournament: Long Island
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 25 August 1990

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(5) 3-6

Match number 105

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 27/28 August 1990

P.Sampras - D.Goldie 6-1 7-5 6-1

Match number 106

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 29/30 August 1990

P.Sampras - P.Lundgren 6-4 6-3 6-3

Match number 107

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 1 September 1990(?)

P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 6-3 6-4 6-1

Greg-Pete fan
06-07-2007, 09:04 PM
Match number 108

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 2/3 September 1990

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-7(6) 7-6(5) 6-4 6-3

- in the first set Muster broke Sampras in the opening game. He was leading 5-3, at 5-4 he was serving for the set (he wasted two set points at 5-4 40-15) and Sampras broke back.
- Sampras wasted three set points (leading 6-3) in the first set tiebreaker and lost five points in a row!
- In the second set Sampras was leading 5-1(!), but Muster broke back to 5-5. He had even 6-5 (30-30), but Sampras took the 2nd set in another tiebreaker.
- In the third set Muster was leading 2-0!

Match number 109

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 5 September 1990

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 6-4 7-6(4) 3-6 4-6 6-2

- Sampras served 24 aces and had 27 service winners!
- "It`s disappointing, but it had to end sooner or later. It just happened to end today" - Lendl said about his ended era at Flushing Meadows.
- This match lasted 4 hours and 5 minutes!
- In the second set Lendl was serving for the set at 5-4!
- In the second set Lendl wasted four break points and mini-set points at 5-5!
- Sampras wasted three set points at 6-5 (on Lendl serve) in the second set, but won 7-4 in the tiebreaker on the fifth occasion!
- In the fourth set Lendl was leading 4-0, but Sampras didn`t surrender. He broke Lendl once. Sampras even had 40-15 on Lendl serve at 4-5, but Lendl finally took this game and set.

Match number 110

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 7 September 1990

P.Sampras - J.McEnroe 6-2 6-4 3-6 6-3

- Sampras served 17 aces
- Sampras finished this match with an ace
- Pete was leading 4-2 in the 2nd set, McEnroe tied to 4-4, but Sampras broke him again and took this set 6-4.
- this match lasted 2 hours and 43 minutes.

Match number 111

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 9 September 1990

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-4 6-3 6-2

- first Grand Slam title
- the youngest U.S. Open champion ever (19 years, 28 days).
- Sampras served 13 aces and had 12 service winners.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes.
- "Today was the best I could possibly play, and it couldn`t be at a better time" - Sampras said. "The way I played today, I really don't know if anyone could have beaten me" - he added.

Greg-Pete fan
06-09-2007, 08:36 AM
Match number 112

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 23 October 1990

P.Sampras - R.Bergh 7-6(3) 6-7(3) 6-3

- "I thought I would be a little bit rusty today and I was" - Sampras said. "I didn`t play as well as I would have liked, but I`m still happy with the win" - he added.
- Bergh was ranked 426th in the world!

Match number 113

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 25 October 1990(?)

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-3 3-6 7-6(0)

- first meeting with Petr Korda

Match number 114

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 26 October 1990(?)

P.Sampras - D.Wheaton 7-6(3) 5-7 6-4

- Sampras served 24 aces

Match number 115

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 27 October 1990(?)

P.Sampras - B.Becker 4-6 4-6

- first meeting with Boris Becker

Greg-Pete fan
06-09-2007, 09:19 AM
Match number 116

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 31 October 1990

P.Sampras - C.U.Steeb 7-6(8) 3-6 7-6(2)

- "After winning a third-set tiebreak, I feel fortunate to still be in the tournament" - Sampras said.

Match number 117

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 2 November 1990(?)

P.Sampras - G.Raoux 3-6 6-3 3-6

- Raoux was ranked 134-th in the world!
- Sampras was a break up in the third set.
- "This is a real down. He was going for broke on every shot. He was playing in front of his home crowd and he had nothing to lose. I`m really ticked off, especially after being a break up in the third set" - Sampras said.

Match number 118

Tournament: Wembley
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 5/6 November 1990

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 6-2 4-6 6-3

- Sampras served 11 aces
- Pioline was ranked 125-th in the world

In the next round Pete gave up (walkover) against Christian Bergstrom.

loner
06-09-2007, 09:27 AM
Nice!

Greg-Pete fan
06-09-2007, 05:08 PM
Match number 119

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 13 November 1990

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 4-6 2-6

- first match in Masters Cup tournament
- "I was not really out to prove I can beat Pete, I was more out to prove that the U.S. Open was just a day out in New York" - Agassi said.
- Agassi fired 10 aces.

Match number 120

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 15 November 1990

P.Sampras - E.Sanchez 6-2 6-4

Match number 121

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 16/17 November 1990

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 5-7 4-6

pj80
06-09-2007, 05:22 PM
"I was not really out to prove I can beat Pete, I was more out to prove that the U.S. Open was just a day out in New York"


lol, Agassi was full of crap back in those days.

Greg-Pete fan
06-09-2007, 06:22 PM
Match number 122

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 10 December 1990(?)

P.Sampras - A.Cherkasov 5-7 6-2 7-5

Match number 123

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 12 December 1990(?)

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 8-6

- Sampras was serving for the match in the second set!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Match number 124

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 14 December 1990(?)

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-3 6-4 6-4

- Sampras beat Chang for the first time in six career meetings.

Match number 125

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 15 December 1990(?)

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 6-3 6-4 6-2

- fourth title in 1990
- Sampras served 15 aces
- This match lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes
- Sampras won 2 million dollars!
- Pete was donating $250,000 to a cerebral palsy foundation. "This is something my father Sam and I talked about for a long time. His two sisters passed away from the disease and it`s the least I could do when I win $2 million" - he said.

angiel
06-09-2007, 07:18 PM
Match number 122

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 10 December 1990(?)

P.Sampras - A.Cherkasov 5-7 6-2 7-5

Match number 123

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 12 December 1990(?)

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 8-6

- Sampras was serving for the match in the second set!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Match number 124

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 14 December 1990(?)

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-3 6-4 6-4

- Sampras beat Chang for the first time in six career meetings.

Match number 125

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 15 December 1990(?)

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 6-3 6-4 6-2

- fourth title in 1990
- Sampras served 15 aces
- This match lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes
- Sampras won 2 million dollars!
- Pete was donating $250,000 to a cerebral palsy foundation. "This is something my father Sam and I talked about for a long time. His two sisters passed away from the disease and it`s the least I could do when I win $2 million" - he said.



And I hear people saying Pete have never given anything to charity:worship: :worship: how wrong they are.:angel: :wavey: :D

Greg-Pete fan
06-09-2007, 08:35 PM
1991

Match number 126

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 11/12 February 1991

P.Sampras - M.Srejber 6-2 7-5

- Srejber served 8 aces, Sampras only 3!

Match number 127

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 13/14 February 1991

P.Sampras - M.Washington 6-3 7-6(7)

- Both players fired 9 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.
- Sampras survived three set points in the second set.

Match number 128

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 15 February 1991(?)

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-4 6-0

- Korda was better in aces (5-4).
- This match lasted only an hour.

Match number 129

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 16 February 1991(?)

P.Sampras - J.McEnroe 6-2 6-4

- Third win over John McEnroe in a row!
- Sampras served 10 aces
- Pete finished this match with an ace.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes

Match number 130

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 17 February 1991(?)

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 7-5 4-6 4-6 6-3 3-6

- First loss in ATP final
- Lendl served 23 aces, Sampras fired 14 aces.
- Lendl made 8 double-faults (Pete only 1).
- Lendl finished this final serving three aces in a row!
- This final lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes.
- Sampras was leading 7-5 4-1!
- Lendl won ten points more than Sampras (147-137).
- "I thought I played well, but he played better" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-09-2007, 09:24 PM
Match number 131

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 18/19 February 1991

P.Sampras - Ch.Garner 7-6(6) 6-3

- Sampras served 8 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Match number 132

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 20/21 February 1991

P.Sampras - M.Koevermans 6-2 1-1 ret

- Sampras retired at 1-1 in the second set after straining his left hamstring. This match lasted only 50 minutes.
- Pete served 2 aces (Koevermans 5).

Match number 133

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 16/17 March 1991

P.Sampras - R.Gilbert 4-6 2-6

Greg-Pete fan
06-10-2007, 10:35 AM
Match number 134

Tournament: Orlando
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 2 April 1991

P.Sampras - B.Pearce 6-2 6-2

- Sampras needed only 53 minutes to beat Pearce!
- Pete served 8 aces

Match number 135

Tournament: Orlando
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 3 April 1991

P.Sampras - D.Nargiso 6-3 7-6(8)

- "I didn`t win as convincingly as I should have won" - Sampras said.
- Both players served 9 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Match number 136

Tournament: Orlando
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 5 April 1991

P.Sampras - D.Pate 6-3 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes
- Sampras was better in aces (5-4).

Match number 137

Tournament: Orlando
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 6 April 1991

P.Sampras - D.Rostagno 5-7 4-6

- This match lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes.
- Rostagno served 10 aces (Pete 6).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.

Greg-Pete fan
06-10-2007, 05:54 PM
Match number 138

Tournament: Hamburg
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 7/8 May 1991

P.Sampras - H.Skoff 6-3 4-6 6-4

- Sampras served 12 aces
- This match lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes

Match number 139

Tournament: Hamburg
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 9 May 1991(?)

P.Sampras - K.Novacek 4-6 2-6

- This match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes.
- Both players noticed only 2 aces.

Match number 140

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 13/14 May 1991

P.Sampras - V.Gabrichidze 7-6(2) 4-6 6-2

- Gabrichidze was ranked 185-th in the world!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes.
- Only three aces (2-1 Sampras).
- "I had never seen or heard of him. They told me he was a short guy and that he was quick on the baseline. I had no idea that he`d play like that" - Sampras said.

Match number 141

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 15 May 1991(?)

P.Sampras - F.Santoro 2-6 6-4 5-7

- This match lasted 1 hour and 58 minutes.
- Sampras served 3 aces, but made 4 double-faults.
- "I just let the match get away from me. I played some really careless tennis. He`s not the kind of guy who`s going to beat you. He`s going to wait for you to make a mistake" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-10-2007, 06:16 PM
Match number 142

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 28 May 1991

P.Sampras - T.Muster 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-1 6-4

- First five-set win after losing two sets to love!
- This match lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes.
- Sampras fired 17 aces.
- Muster was leading 4-1 (30-30) and 4-2 (deuce), 4-3 (40-30) in the final set!
- Sampras was serving for the match at 5-4 in the fifth set. He was 0-40 down, but he won five points in a row!
- "Clay is obviously the toughest surface for me to play on" - Sampras said.

Match number 143

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 30 May 1991

P.Sampras - T.Champion 3-6 1-6 1-6

- "I was just kind of tired and sluggish. I didn`t feel like I had any spring on my serve" - Sampras said.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes.
- Sampras served 2 aces and made 3 double-faults.

Match number 144

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 11/12 June 1991

P.Sampras - M.Keil 2-6 6-7(2)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes.
- Keil was better in aces too (10-7).
- Both players made 3 double-faults.
- "This is the best day of my life, it shows I`m for real" - Keil said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Match number 145

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 17 June 1991

P.Sampras - Ch.Bergstrom 7-5 4-6 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes
- Bergstrom served 6 aces, Sampras 4.
- Pete made 3 double-faults, Bergstrom 6.

Match number 146

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 19 June 1991

P.Sampras - M.Washington 7-6(5) 4-6 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.
- Washington made 9 double-faults (Pete 4).

Match number 147

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 20 June 1991

P.Sampras - W.Masur 7-5 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes.
- Sampras served 10 aces.
- Sampras survived seven break points before winning.

Match number 148

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: SF
Date: 21 June 1991

P.Sampras - V.Paloheimo 6-4 7-5

- This match lasted 1 hour and 8 minutes.
- Paloheimo was better in aces (4-3).
- Paloheimo was leading 5-2 in the second set!

Match number 149

Tournament: Manchester
Surface: grass
Round: FINAL
Date: 22 June 1991

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 4-6

- This final lasted only 44 minutes(!)
- Ivanisevic fired 10 aces, Pete only 4.
- Ivanisevic dropped six points on his serve, including three double faults!
- "There was nothing really I could do out there. I was doing everything I could to win, but he was just too good" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-10-2007, 07:52 PM
Match number 150

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 26/27 June 1991(?)

P.Sampras - D.Marcelino 6-1 6-2 6-2

- first win at Wimbledon!
- Marcelino was ranked 140-th in the world.
- Sampras served 7 aces.

Match number 151

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 29 June 1991

P.Sampras - D.Rostagno 4-6 6-3 6-7(3) 4-6

- This match lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes.
- Rostagno served more aces than Sampras (9-5).
- "I certainly expected to do a little better here" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-10-2007, 08:27 PM
Match number 152

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 23/24 July 1991(?)

P.Sampras - S.Matsuoka 6-2 4-6 6-7(8)

- Sampras wasted 2 match point in the second set!
- It was the first time when Pete wasted a match point and lost whole match!
- Sampras served 15 aces.
- Matsouka was ranked 92-th in the world.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Match number 153

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 29 July 1991

P.Sampras - G.Bloom 6-0 6-2

- This match lasted only 59 minutes!
- Sampras served 3 aces.

Match number 154

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 31 July 1991

P.Sampras - S.Matsuoka 6-3 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.
- Both players noticed 6 aces.

Match number 155

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 1/2 August 1991

P.Sampras - A.Mansdorf 6-3 6-4

- Sampras won six of the last seven games!
- Mansdorf was a break up in the second set.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Sampras served 12 aces.
- "I still felt confident I could work my way back into the match" - Sampras said.

Match number 156

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 3 August 1991

P.Sampras - S.Pescosolido 6-3 6-1

- This match lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes.
- Sampras served 11 aces.

Match number 157

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 4 August 1991

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3

- first title in 1991.
- this final lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.
- Gilbert served more aces than Pete (10-9).
- an article about that match http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19910805.html
- "I played a lot better at the end of the second set. Sampras hits the ball hard and serves big, so I was not able to work the points, so I had to try something different" - Gilbert said. "You have to commit early because it`s a hard serve to read since he hits it quickly for a right-hander. He cranks it up the middle. There`s a lot of good kick on Sampras second serve" - he added.
- "Right now my confidence is high leaving LA without having lost a match" - Sampras said.

pj80
06-10-2007, 08:38 PM
keep going greg, this is cool.
But, where do you find all these sources?

Greg-Pete fan
06-10-2007, 09:14 PM
keep going greg, this is cool.
But, where do you find all these sources?

Actually I have an access to many old articles of Pete:)

Voo de Mar
06-10-2007, 10:47 PM
P.Sampras - P.Chamberlin 2-6 7-6 6-1

- Chamberlin was leading 6-2, 3-1!



Tie-break: 7-4

Good work, keep going :yeah:

Greg-Pete fan
06-11-2007, 09:44 AM
Match number 158

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 6/7 August 1991

P.Sampras - W.Masur 7-6(3) 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 33 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces, Masur 7.

Match number 159

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 8 August 1991(?)

P.Sampras - W.Ferreira 6-1 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.
- Ferreira made 6 double-faults.

Match number 160

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 9 August 1991(?)

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 6-3 6-3

- First win over Edberg!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.
- Sampras fired 8 aces.

Match number 161

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 10 August 1991(?)

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-2 7-5

- This match lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.
- Courier was better in aces (4-3).

Match number 162

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 11 August 1991(?)

P.Sampras - G.Forget 6-2 6-7(4) 4-6

- This match lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes.
- Sampras won more points than Forget (87-82)!
- Both players served 14 aces.
- An article about that match http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19910812.html
- "I didn`t feel I could win until match point" - Forget said.
- "As soon as I lost the first game of the third set, I knew it was going to be an uphill battle" - Sampras said.
- "This is probably one of the best tournaments of my life" - Forget told the crowd.

Greg-Pete fan
06-11-2007, 10:10 AM
Match number 163

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 13/14 August 1991

P.Sampras - G.Stafford 6-4 6-2

- Stafford was ranked 215-th in the world.
- Stafford noticed more aces than Pete (3-2).
- This match lasted only 1 hour and 1 minute.

Match number 164

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 15 August 1991(?)

P.Sampras - P.McEnroe 6-3 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes.
- Sampras served 9 aces.

Match number 165

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 16 August 1991(?)

P.Sampras - R.Fromberg 7-6(1) 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.

Match number 166

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 17 August 1991(?)

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-3 7-6(7)

- This match was rain-delayed.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes.
- Both players noticed 6 aces.
- Courier wasted one set point at 7-6 in the 2nd set tiebrek.

Match number 167

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 18 August 1991

P.Sampras - B.Becker 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3

- First win over Boris Becker (1 ATP)!
- This final lasted 2 hours and 47 minutes!
- Only the first set lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes!
- Sampras wasted two set points at 5-4 (on Becker serve) in the first set before he finally took it in the tiebreaker.
- Sampras was leading 2-1 with break in the second set!
- Becker served more aces than Sampras (12-9), but he made 10 double-faults (Pete only 2) including three straight points in the decisive fourth game of the final set.
- "The match was based on one game in the third set. He played one bad game. He handed it to me" - Sampras said. "He`s the No. 1 player in the world. I got my breaks and took advantage of them" - he added.

Greg-Pete fan
06-11-2007, 10:49 AM
Match number 168

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 27 August 1991

P.Sampras - Ch.Van Rensburg 6-0 6-3 6-2

- Van Rensburg was ranked 116-th in the world.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.
- Sampras served 13 aces.
- Van Rensburg made 6 double-faults.

Match number 169

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 29 August 1991

P.Sampras - W.Ferreira 6-1 6-2 2-2 (15-0) ret

- Ferreira retired because of a severely sprained right ankle.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 9 minutes.
- Sampras was better in aces too (5-4).

Match number 170

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 31 August 1991

P.Sampras - S.Simian 7-6(3) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3

- Simian was ranked 257-th in the world!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.
- Both players served 11 aces and made 3 double-faults.

Match number 171

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 2 September 1991

P.Sampras - D.Wheaton 3-6 6-2 6-2 6-4

- Sampras served 19 aces (Wheaton 12).
- Sampras made 7 double-faults (Wheaton 5).
- This match lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes.
- "I went out sluggish and wasn`t serving well in the first set" - Sampras said.

Match number 172

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 4 September 1991

P.Sampras - J.Courier 2-6 6-7(4) 6-7(5)

- Pete made 50 unforced errors including 11 double-faults!
- Courier was better in aces too (14-10).
- This match lasted 2 hours and 55 minutes.
- Sampras saved one match point serving at 4-5 in the third set when Courier knocked a down-the-line backhand wide, but lost in another tiebreaker.
- "Maybe things will calm down a little bit. Now I am not the reigning Open champion anymore. I kind of feel how Chang felt after he lost in the French, when he said the bag of bricks just came off his shoulders" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-11-2007, 07:53 PM
Match number 173

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 1 October 1991(?)

P.Sampras - T.Nelson 4-6 6-1 6-4

- Nelson was ranked 325-th in the world!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes.
- Sampras served 9 aces, Nelson 7.

Match number 174

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 2 October 1991(?)

P.Sampras - T.Woodbridge 6-2 6-1

- This match lasted 1 hour and 2 minutes.
- Sampras fired 7 aces.

Match number 175

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 3 October 1991(?)

P.Sampras - D.Wheaton 6-3 4-6 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 51 minutes.
- Wheaton served more aces than Sampras (10-7).

Match number 176

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 5 October 1991

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 6-1 5-7 3-6

- Sampras was leading 6-1 4-2!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 7 minutes.
- Gilbert served more aces than Sampras (6-4).
- Sampras won one more point than Gilbert (101-100).

Greg-Pete fan
06-11-2007, 08:13 PM
Match number 177

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 14/15 October 1991

P.Sampras - T.Nijssen 6-3 6-2

- Nijssen was ranked 315-th in the world.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 6 minutes.
- Sampras served 12 aces.

Match number 178

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 16 October 1991(?)

P.Sampras - T.Champion 6-1 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 4 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Champion (5-4).

Match number 179

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 17 October 1991(?)

P.Sampras - J.Svensson 6-2 6-2

- This match lasted only 55 minutes!
- Sampras served 8 aces.

Match number 180

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 18 October 1991(?)

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 6-1 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 7 minutes.
- Sampras noticed 4 aces.

Match number 181

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 19 October 1991(?)

P.Sampras - O.Delaitre 6-1 6-1

- This match lasted 1 hour and 1 minute.
- Sampras served 9 aces.

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 05:07 PM
Match number 182

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 23 October 1991

P.Sampras - T.Hogstedt 7-6(7) 6-7(7) 6-3

- This match lasted 2 hours and 55 minutes.
- Sampras served 12 aces, Hogstedt 11.
- Hogstedt was ranked 154-th in the world!
- Both players made 5 double-faults.
- Hogstedt won two more points than Sampras (126-124)!

Match number 183

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 24 October 1991

P.Sampras - D.Engel 6-7(1) 6-2 6-4

- Engel was ranked 165-th in the world!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 54 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces, Engel 7.

Match number 184

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 25 October 1991

P.Sampras - B.Becker 5-7 5-7

- This match lasted 1 hour and 41 minutes.
- Becker was better in aces too (15-8).

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 05:35 PM
Match number 185

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 29 October 1991

P.Sampras - A.Cherkasov 7-6(3) 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 33 minutes.
- Sampras fired 9 aces.

Match number 186

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 30 October 1991

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5)

- This match lasted 2 hours and 18 minutes.
- Ivanisevic served 27 aces!
- Sampras noticed only 6 aces.

Match number 187

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 1 November 1991

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 6-2 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes.
- Sampras served 7 aces.

Match number 188

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 2 November 1991

P.Sampras - M.Chang 2-6 6-4 6-3

- This match lasted 2 hours and 7 minutes.
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- Sampras won only six more points than Chang (82-76).

Match number 189

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 3 November 1991

P.Sampras - G.Forget 6-7(9) 6-4 7-5 4-6 4-6

- Sampras wasted two set points in the first set tiebreaker!
- Sampras was leading 6-7 6-4 7-5 3-1!
- This final lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes!
- Forget served 28 aces, Sampras 21.
- Forget made only 1 double-fault, Pete only 2.
- Forget won only four more points than Sampras (166-162).
- Sampras saved two match points (one with an ace) serving at 4-5 (15-40) in the final set, but Forget won the next two points.
- "It was a very unusual match especially for a final. There were moments when we went down and then up" - Forget said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 06:55 PM
Match number 190

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 13 November 1991

P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-2 7-6(3)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes.
- Stich was better in aces (8-6).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras wasted two match points at 5:4 in the 2nd set on Stich serve.

Match number 191

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 14 November 1991(?)

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-3 1-6 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 37 minutes.
- Sampras served 16 aces.
- Sampras won only six points more than Agassi (83-77).

Match number 192

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 16 November 1991

P.Sampras - B.Becker 4-6 7-6(3) 1-6

- This match lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes.
- Becker served 17 aces (Sampras only 4).
- Sampras advanced to the semifnal despite this loss.
- Becker didn`t qualife to semis (he won two matches as Pete and Agassi too), because he lost one set against Sampras!

Match number 193

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 17 November 1991

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 6-2 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 9 minutes.
- Both players served 7 aces.
- Sampras said it were the two best sets of his career.

Match number 194

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 18 November 1991

P.Sampras - J.Courier 3-6 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4

- This match lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes.
- Sampras served 10 aces.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- fourth title in 1991.
- Sampras was serving for the second set at 6-5, but Courier broke back to 6-6.
- It was the first all-American Masters Cup final since 1979 when John McEnroe defeated Arthur Ashe!

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 07:17 PM
Match number 195

Tournament: Davis Cup (in France)
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 29 November 1991

P.Sampras - H.Leconte 4-6 5-7 4-6

- First Pete`s Davis Cup match.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes.
- "It`s not won yet, but we have a chance" - Leconte said. "It`s the greatest day of my life, the win of my career. I`ve proved I`m still around" - he added.
- "I`m hoping Andre will go out and win and calm down the crowd" - Sampras said.
- An article about that match http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19911130.html

Match number 196

Tournament: Davis Cup (in France)
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 1 December 1991

P.Sampras - G.Forget 6-7(6) 6-3 3-6 4-6

- Sampras wasted one set point at 6-5 in the first set tiebreaker.
- Forget took the first set in tiebreak 8-6 on his third set point (he wasted two set points leading 6-5).
- Sampras wasted four break points in the third, very important set.
- When Forget was serving for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set, Sampras was leading 40-15, but wasted both break points...
- Forget served 17 aces, Sampras 14.
- This win gave France a victory over USA (3-1).
- This match lasted 3 hours and 30 minutes.
- "It certainly ends my year on a very sour note" - Sampras said.
- "This is maybe one of the most beautiful steps in my career. I think it`s going to be the same for Henri and the other players. Anyway, it`s a turning point in my career and will remain my best memory" - Forget said.
- An article about that match http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19911203.html

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 07:23 PM
Four photos from this unlucky for Sampras and Agassi Davis Cup final (1991)

Voo de Mar
06-12-2007, 08:37 PM
P.Sampras - G.Forget 6-7(6) 6-3 3-6 4-6


An amazing last point of that match. Forget was starting to celebrate after very good volley but Sampras dashed on the court and hit the ball with the forehand. The ball came back to Forget's side and the Frenchman won the point after easy shot into the open court :D

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 08:52 PM
1992

Match number 197

Tournament: Davis Cup (in USA)
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 31 January 1992

P.Sampras - M.Jaite 3-6 6-4 6-2 6-4

- "I was pretty anxious and I don`t usually feel that way when I play" - Sampras said.
- first Davis Cup win.

Match number 198

Tournament: Davis Cup (in USA)
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 2 February 1992

P.Sampras - A.Mancini 6-4 6-1

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 09:09 PM
Match number 199

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 12 February 1992

P.Sampras - R.Fromberg 6-4 7-5

- Fromberg was ranked 125-th in the world.
- Fromberg was leading 5-3 in the second set!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.
- Both players served 6 aces.

Match number 200

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 13 February 1992

P.Sampras - G.Connell 7-6(4) 6-1

- This match lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes.
- Sampras noticed 6 aces.

Match number 201

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 14 February 1992

P.Sampras - W.Ferreira 4-6 2-6

- This match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes.
- Both players served 9 aces.
- "I`ve been beaten badly before, but that was a pretty good beating" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-13-2007, 07:53 AM
Match number 202

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 19 February 1992

P.Sampras - D.Dilucia 6-2 6-1

- This match lasted only 49 minutes!
- Only five aces (3-2 Sampras).

Match number 203

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 20 February 1992

P.Sampras - S.Pescosolido 7-6(0) 4-6 6-4

- This match lasted 2 hours.
- Pescosolido was better in aces (13-11).
- Pescosolido made 9 double-faults, Sampras 7.

Match number 204

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 21 February 1992

P.Sampras - A.Krickstein 3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(7)

- Sampras saved one match point in the third set tiebreaker.
- Sampras served 20 aces.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 31 minutes.

Match number 205

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 21 February 1992

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 6-4 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes.
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- "Today I played one of my better matches. I had concentration and I put pressure on him" - Sampras said.

Match number 206

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 22 February 1992

P.Sampras - A.Mansdorf 6-1 7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(2)

- first title in 1992.
- Sampras served 21 aces, Mansdorf 8.
- Sampras made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 43 minutes.
- Sampras won 138 points, Mansdorf 130.
- "I am really jealous of his serve" - Mansdorf said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-13-2007, 08:06 AM
Match number 207

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 4 March 1992

P.Sampras - B.Shelton 6-7(5) 6-0 6-4

- This match lasted 2 hours and 1 minute.
- Shelton served more aces than Sampras (11-5).

Match number 208

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 5 March 1992

P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 4-6 6-3 5-7

- This match lasted 2 hours and 1 minute.
- Hlasek was better in aces too (10-4).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Hlasek won 107 points, Sampras 99.

Greg-Pete fan
06-13-2007, 08:27 AM
Match number 209

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 14 March 1992

P.Sampras - S.Matsuoka 4-6 7-6(3) 6-1

- This match lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes.
- Sampras served 15 aces, Matsuoka 8.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.

Match number 210

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 16 March 1992

P.Sampras - J.Connors 6-3 6-2

- first meeting with Jimmy Connors!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes.
- Sampras served 9 aces.

Match number 211

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 17 March 1992

P.Sampras - W.Masur 7-6(3) 4-6 6-2

- This match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.
- Sampras served 16 aces.
- Sampras won only four points more than Masur (97-93).

Match number 212

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 18 March 1992

P.Sampras - M.Chang 4-6 6-7(4)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- Sampras served only 3 aces and made 6 double-faults.
- "I was so confused about what to do" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-13-2007, 08:40 AM
Match number 213

Tournament: Davis Cup (in USA)
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 27 March 1992

P.Sampras - K.Novacek 6-3 6-4 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 52 minutes.
- Sampras served 17 aces.

Match number 214

Tournament: Davis Cup (in USA)
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 29 March 1992

P.Sampras - P.Korda 4-6 3-6 6-2 3-6

- This match lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Mimi
06-13-2007, 09:06 AM
i doubt agassi's hairs are real, seems wig for me :devil:
Four photos from this unlucky for Sampras and Agassi Davis Cup final (1991)

Greg-Pete fan
06-13-2007, 12:37 PM
Match number 215

Tournament: Nice
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 14 April 1992

P.Sampras - M.Jaite 2-6 7-5 6-3

- Jaite was leading 6-2 4-2!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 22 minutes.
- Sampras noticed 5 aces.
- Sampras won 103 points, Jaite 96.

Match number 216

Tournament: Nice
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 16 April 1992

P.Sampras - A.Gomez 7-6(5) 7-5

- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.
- Gomez served more aces than Sampras (5-3).

Match number 217

Tournament: Nice
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 17 April 1992

P.Sampras - H.Leconte 6-4 1-6 6-3

- Leconte was ranked 147-th in the world.
- Leconte served more aces than Sampras (4-3).
- Leconte won more points than Samprasa (77-74).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes.

Match number 218

Tournament: Nice
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 18 April 1992

P.Sampras - G.Markus 1-6 6-2 6-7(5)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes.
- Sampras noticed 6 aces.

Greg-Pete fan
06-13-2007, 01:03 PM
Match number 219

Tournament: Monte Carlo
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 21 April 1992

P.Sampras - C.U.Steeb 3-6 4-6

- This match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Steeb served more aces than Sampras (6-4).
- Steeb jumped to a 5-0 lead after 19 minutes in the first set before Sampras took a game!

Match number 220

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 28 April 1992

P.Sampras - M.Filippini 7-6(3) 7-5

- This match lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.
- Sampras was better in aces (6-4).
- Sampras won 77 points, Filippini 71.

Match number 221

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 30 April 1992

P.Sampras - L.Mattar 7-6(5) 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.

Match number 222

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 1 May 1992

P.Sampras - J.Connors 7-6(4) 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 41 minutes.
- Sampras served 16 aces.
- Second win over Connors.
- Sampras was leading 3-0 in the first set, but Connors broke back.
- In the first set tiebreaker Connors was leading 4-2, but lost five points in a row.

Match number 223

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 2 May 1992

P.Sampras - T.Witsken 6-4 6-2

- Witsken was ranked 94-th in the world.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Sampras noticed 5 aces.
- "I was hitting the ball really well early in the first set but then lost concentration and became impatient" - Sampras said.
- Sampras was leading 4-1 in the first set, but Witsken tied to 4-4.

Match number 224

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: FINAL
Date: 3 May 1992

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 5-7 4-6

- Sampras wasted four set points leading 5-4 in the first set!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.
- Sampras served 6 aces, Agassi 5.
- "I just wish the U.S. Open were played here in Atlanta" - Agassi said.

Voo de Mar
06-14-2007, 12:13 AM
P.Sampras - T.Mayotte 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 4-6 7-5 12-10

- this match lasted 4:45 or even 4:59 - it was certeinly the longest match in Pete`s career!


The longest in his professional career but I've found absolutely sensational news:

1984, Kalamazoo, (Mich.) Boys 16 Junior, 2nd round
T.J. Middleton def. Sampras 6-7 6-4 18-16... that match lasted 5 hours 23 minutes!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
Middleton was 16-year-old at that time, 3 years older than Pete.

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 09:44 AM
The longest in his professional career but I've found absolutely sensational news:

1984, Kalamazoo, (Mich.) Boys 16 Junior, 2nd round
T.J. Middleton def. Sampras 6-7 6-4 18-16... that match lasted 5 hours 23 minutes!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
Middleton was 16-year-old at that time, 3 years older than Pete.

Wow:worship: :worship: :worship:

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 03:10 PM
Match number 225

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 12 May 1992

P.Sampras - P.Cane 6-4 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes.
- Sampras was better in aces (10-8).
- Cane was ranked 115-th in the world.

Match number 226

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 13 May 1992

P.Sampras - H.Skoff 6-3 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.

Match number 227

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 14 May 1992

P.Sampras - G.Prpic 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 47 minutes.
- Sampras served 6 aces and made 7 double-faults.

Match number 228

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 15 May 1992

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-1 6-7(4) 3-6

- Sampras wasted a lot of chances: he was leading 5-3 in the second set, 4-0 in the second set tiebreaker (lost 7 points in a row) and 3-1 in the third set (lost five games in a row)!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 51 minutes.
- Sampras served 6 aces, but made 8 double-faults.
- Sampras won four points more than Korda (96-92).

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 03:46 PM
Match number 229

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: RR
Date: 18 May 1992

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 6-2 7-6(3)

Match number 230

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: RR
Date: 21 May 1992

P.Sampras - P.Korda 3-6 1-6

Match number 231

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 23 May 1992

P.Sampras - M.Stich 7-6(6) 2-6 4-6

Match number 232

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 26 May 1992

P.Sampras - M.Rosset 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4 3-6 6-3

- This match lasted 2 hours and 33 minutes.
- Rosset served more aces than Sampras (20-19).
- Sampras won three points more than Rosset (192-189).
- Rosset made 6 double-faults.

Match number 233

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 28 May 1992

P.Sampras - L.Prades 7-6(6) 6-4 7-6(3)

- Prades was ranked 204-th in the world.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 47 minutes.
- Sampras served 9 aces.

Match number 234

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 30 May 1992

P.Sampras - R.Gilbert 6-3 6-2 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes.
- Sampras served 10 aces.

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 04:14 PM
Match number 235

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 4
Date: 1 June 1992

P.Sampras - C.U.Steeb 6-4 6-3 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.
- Sampras served 16 aces.
- "Today was the best match I`ve ever played on clay. I am starting to enjoy it" - Sampras said.

Match number 236

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 2 June 1992

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-7(6) 2-6 1-6

- This match lasted 2 hours.
- Sampras was up 4-2 in the 1st set.
- Sampras served 6 aces, but made 7 double-faults.
- Agassi won six games in a row in the third set which took only 28 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 04:34 PM
Match number 237

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 9/10 June 1992

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 6-1 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour.
- Sampras served 7 aces.
- Woodforde made 6 double-faults.

Match number 238

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 11 June 1992

P.Sampras - G.Pozzi 7-6(2) 7-5

- This match lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes.
- Both players served only 3 aces!
- Pozzi made 6 double-faults.

Match number 239

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 12 June 1992

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 3-6 4-6

- This match lasted 1 hour and 1 minute.
- Both players noticed only 3 aces!
- "I got off to a bit of a slow start and he played just as well as he could. My return of serve let me down" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 05:24 PM
Match number 240

Tournament: Wimbledom
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 22 June 1992

P.Sampras - A.Cherkasov 6-1 6-3 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Sampras served 11 aces.
- Both players made 5 double-faults.
- "When you see a nice day, it kind of makes everybody a little bit happier" - Sampras said.

Match number 241

Tournament: Wimbledom
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 24 June 1992

P.Sampras - T.Woodbridge 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-7(7) 6-4

- This match lasted 3 hours and 7 minutes.
- Sampras served 26 aces (Woodbirdge 8).
- Both players made 10 double-faults.
- Sampras wasted two match points in the third set tiebreaker, but finally won in four sets.

Match number 242

Tournament: Wimbledom
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 26 June 1992

P.Sampras - S.Davis 6-1 6-0 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 47 minutes.
- Sampras served 15 aces.
- Davis was ranked 233-th in the world.
- It was Sampras debut on Wimbledon Centre Court!
- "It`s a great court, the atmosphere, the sound of the ball. It was so peaceful and quiet there. I had a great time playing. My attitude on grass really hasn`t been that good in the past. My return of serve has always let me down here. That has improved, and as a result I`m playing really well" - Sampras said.

Match number 243

Tournament: Wimbledom
Surface: grass
Round: 4
Date: 28 June 1992

P.Sampras - A.Boetsch 6-3 7-5 7-6(9)

- This match lasted 2 hours.
- Sampras served 24 aces, Boetsch 12.
- Boetsch made 9 double-faults.

Match number 244

Tournament: Wimbledom
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 30 June 1992

P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-3 6-2 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes.
- Sampras was better in aces too (9-7).
- Stich only once went to deuce on Sampras serve in whole match!
- "He just killed me. He played perfect grass court tennis. I was happy if I hit a ball in the middle of the racket" - Stich said.

Match number 245

Tournament: Wimbledom
Surface: grass
Round: SF
Date: 3 July 1992

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 4-6 2-6

- This match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.
- Ivanisevic served 36 aces, Sampras 13.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults.
- Ivanisevic never was taken to deuce on his own serve!

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 05:50 PM
Match number 246

Tournament: Kitzbuhel
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 21 July 1992

P.Sampras - G.Lopez 4-6 6-3 7-6(6)

- Sampras saved one match point in the third set tiebreaker at 6-5!
- Lopez was ranked 104-th in the world.
- Sampras served more aces than Lopez (11-10).
- Sampras won 107 points, Lopez 102.

Match number 247

Tournament: Kitzbuhel
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 22 July 1992

P.Sampras - T.Carbonell 6-4 6-1

- This match lasted 1 hour.
- Sampras served 11 aces.

Match number 248

Tournament: Kitzbuhel
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 23 July 1992

P.Sampras - G.Markus 6-3 7-6(4)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes.
- Sampras served 9 aces.

Match number 249

Tournament: Kitzbuhel
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 25 July 1992

P.Sampras - M.Filippini 6-7(5) 6-3 6-0

- This match lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes.
- Sampras noticed only 3 aces.

Match number 250

Tournament: Kitzbuhel
Surface: clay
Round: FINAL
Date: 26 July 1992

P.Sampras - A.Mancini 6-3 7-5 6-3

- First title on clay!
- This final lasted 1 hour and 51 minutes.
- Sampras served 11 aces.
- Sampras was the first American who won in Kitzbuhel since Vitas Gerulaitis in 1979!

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 06:18 PM
Match number 251

Tournament: Barcelona (Olympic Games)
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 29 July 1992

P.Sampras - W.Masur 6-1 7-6(4) 6-4

Match number 252

Tournament: Barcelona (Olympic Games)
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 31 July 1992

P.Sampras - J.Yzaga 6-3 6-0 3-6 6-1

Match number 253

Tournament: Barcelona (Olympic Games)
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 2 August 1992

P.Sampras - A.Cherkasov 7-6(7) 6-1 5-7 0-6 3-6

- second match in Pete`s career when he lost despite leading two sets to love!
- "I don`t think you can put the Olympics in the category of the Grand Slams, not quite yet. I was looking forward to this, but myself personally, I was looking more forward to the Grand Slams" - Sampras said. "This is a big moment for him" - he added about Chesnokov win.

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 07:26 PM
Match number 254

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 12 August 1992

P.Sampras - F.Montana 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3

- Montana was ranked 112-th in the world.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Montana (10-9).
- Both players won 95 points.
- "This was my first hardcourt match in three or four months, so I really kind of struggled" - Sampras said.

Match number 255

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 13 August 1992

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 2-6 7-6(8) 6-3

- Sampras saved one match point in the second set tiebreaker at 7-8 (on Woodforde serve)!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes.
- Sampras served 9 aces and made 5 double-faults.
- Woodforde served 5 aces and made 6 double-faults.
- Sampras won 106 points, Woodforde 101.

Match number 256

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 14 August 1992

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-3 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 2 minutes.
- Both players noticed 3 aces.
- Korda made 6 double-faults.

Match number 257

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 15 August 1992

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 6-2 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes.
- Sampras served 5 aces.
- Edberg made 5 double-faults.
- "I was really pumped up and motivated to beat him. I returned a little bit better than he did. I served really well and I put a lot of pressure on his service. I think I made him feel that if he missed his first serve I`d be all over his second serve" - Sampras said.
- "He picked up some really good shots, even some half-volleys. He was flicking them for
winners" - Edberg said.

Match number 258

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 16 August 1992

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 6-3 3-6 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 49 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Lendl too (13-12).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 83 points, Lendl 75.
- "I was really aggressive in the first set. In the second I think I was staying back a little too much. I just told myself: Get to the net and get my first serve in" - Sampras said.
- "The U.S. Open is coming up and he`s always a threat there" - Sampras said about Lendl.

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 08:13 PM
Match number 259

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 19 August 1992

P.Sampras - S.Sansoni 6-0 6-1

- This match lasted only 39 minutes(!) - it was the quickest match during Sampras career and the quickets win.
- Sansoni was ranked 202-th in the world.
- Sampras noticed 3 aces.

Match number 260

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 20 August 1992

P.Sampras - T.Witsken 6-4 7-5

- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.
- Both players noticed 2 aces and 3 double-faults.

Match number 261

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 21 August 1992

P.Sampras - T.Enqvist 6-0 7-6(6)

- Enqvist was ranked 135-th in the world.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.

Match number 262

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 22 August 1992

P.Sampras - B.Becker 6-7(3) 6-2 7-6(3)

- This match lasted 2 hours and 28 minutes.
- Becker served more aces than Sampras (12-11), but he made 9 double-faults.
- Sampras won 106 points, Becker 98.
- "This match could have gone either way. But I got the breaks" - Sampras said. "I had too much respect for Boris. I knew he is in a good shape, but I should have played more aggressive" - he added.
- "It was probably the best match I have played recently, but in the final moments Pete was really better" - Becker said.

Match number 263

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 23 August 1992

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-4 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Courier (8-6).
- "This is the time of year where I really start playing well on hardcourt, which is my favorite surface" - Sampras said. "I`m very confident right now. There`s nothing in my game that I`m not hitting well" - he added.

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 08:58 PM
Match number 264

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 1 September 1992

P.Sampras - D.Dilucia 6-3 7-5 6-2

- Dilucia was ranked 412-th in the world.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 44 minutes.
- Sampras fired 10 aces.

Match number 265

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 3 September 1992

P.Sampras - M.Damm 7-5 6-1 6-2

- Damm was ranked 131-th in the world.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes.
- Damm served more aces than Sampras (15-8).

Match number 266

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 5 September 1992

P.Sampras - T.Martin 7-6(1) 2-6 4-6 7-5 6-4

- first meeting with Todd Martin.
- Martin was ranked 93-th in the world.
- This match lasted 3 hours and 41 minutes.
- Sampras served 12 aces, Martin 9.
- Sampras made 6 double-faults.
- Sampras won 179 points, Martin 177 (other sources say that Martin won more points than Pete).
- Sampras was leading 5-1 in the fourth set, but Martin tied to 5-5!
- "I came out flat, but I found a way to win. It`s a good match to finally be over" - Sampras said.

Match number 267

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 7 September 1992

P.Sampras - G.Forget 6-3 1-6 1-6 6-4 6-3

- This match lasted 3 hours and 9 minutes.
- Forget served more aces than Sampras (18-13).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Forget won 9 points more than Sampras (161-152)!
- "I`m not playing that great right now" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-14-2007, 09:32 PM
Match number 268

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 9 September 1992

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 6-4 6-1 6-0

- This match lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes.
- Sampras served 7 aces.
- Volkov made 5 double-faults.
- "I think he kind of helped me out a little bit today. In the second set, it seemed like he just packed it in. The third set, he really didn`t do anything" - Sampras said.

Match number 269

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 12 September 1992

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-1 3-6 6-2 6-2

- This match lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes.
- Sampras served 11 aces (Courier 6).
- Courier made 7 double-faults.
- "I played some of the worst tennis I`ve ever played in a big tournament" - Courier said.

Match number 270

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 13 September 1992

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 6-3 4-6 6-7(5) 2-6

- This match lasted 2 hours and 55 minutes.
- It was the second Grand Slam final for Sampras and his first loss.
- Sampras was better in aces (11-8).
- Sampras made 11 double-faults (Edberg 5), many of them in critical moments:
at 4-5 in the second set (he lost this game and set 4-6 despite leading 30-0)!
at 5-4 in the third set (in the first point and at 30-40)!
at 4-5 in the third set tiebreaker!
at 15-40 in the first game of the fourth set!
- Sampras was serving for the set at 5-4 in the third set!
- Sampras had 40-15 on Edberg serve trailing 1-4 in the fourth set. It was his last chance in this final, but he wasted both break points.
- Sampras had a stomach problems before this match and during this match too.

Voo de Mar
06-14-2007, 10:33 PM
P.Sampras - F.Montana 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3

- Montana was ranked 112-th in the world.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Montana (10-9).
- Both players won 95 points.
- "This was my first hardcourt match in three or four months, so I really kind of struggled" - Sampras said.


It's a pity that we don't know all Sampras' sets with set points saved & wasted. I think it could be interesting to do some stats about it :devil: Sampras isn't the best in stats "match points saved" but maybe he is the best in "set points saved (including mp's)" :)

Greg-Pete fan
06-15-2007, 07:52 AM
Match number 271

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 20 October 1992

P.Sampras - J.Tarango 7-6(5) 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.
- Sampras served 12 aces.
- Sampras won only 10 points more than Tarango (80-70).

Match number 272

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 22 October 1992

P.Sampras - M.Rosset 6-3 3-6 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Rosset was better in aces (14-12).
- Sampras won 78 points, Rosset 69.

Match number 273

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 23 October 1992

P.Sampras - M.Zoecke 6-4 6-3

- Zoecke was ranked 79-th in the world.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes.
- Sampras fired 12 aces.

Match number 274

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 24 October 1992

P.Sampras - M.Washington 6-0 6-2

- This match lasted only 53 minutes.
- Sampras served 9 aces.

Match number 275

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 25 October 1992

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 6-4 6-2

- This final lasted 1 hour and 6 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.
- fifth title in 1992.
- "After what happened last year in the Davis Cup, I was disappointed and I wasn`t sure if I wanted to come back" - Sampras said. I was playing well and I served well all week" - he added.

Greg-Pete fan
06-15-2007, 08:17 AM
Match number 276

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 28 October 1992

P.Sampras - T.Woodbridge 6-2 7-6(6)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes.
- Sampras served 15 aces (Woodbridge 7).
- Woodbridge made 7 double-faults.

Match number 277

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 29 October 1992

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-2 6-4

- This match lasted only 53 minutes.
- Sampras served 10 aces.

Match number 278

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 30 October 1992

P.Sampras - P.Korda 7-6(4) 5-7 6-3

- This match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Korda (14-9).
- Korda made 7 double-faults.
- Sampras won 127 points, Korda 117.

Match number 279

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 31 October 1992

P.Sampras - G.Forget 6-7(11) 6-7(4)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- Forget served more aces than Sampras (15-14).
- Both players won 81 points.
- Sampras lost a chance to take over as the world`s top-ranked tennis player!
- At 11-11 in the first set tiebreaker Forget played too long lob, but the umpire changed his decision!
- Sampras wasted three set points at 5-4 in the second set (Forget saved all of them serving three aces in a row)!

Match number 280

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 4 November 1992

P.Sampras - H.Leconte 3-6 5-7

- This match lasted 1 hour and 37 minutes.
- Leconte was better in aces too (8-4).
- Leconte was ranked 74-th in the world.
- "The crowd was a little like the Davis Cup and I played the same. A lot has to do with the crowd. If I played Henri anywhere else but in France, the result would be different" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-15-2007, 08:55 AM
Match number 281

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 17 November 1992

P.Sampras - B.Becker 7-6(5) 7-6(3)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 47 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Becker (13-12), but other sources say Becker served 15 aces.
- Becker made 6 double-faults.
- Becker wasted one set point at 5-4 in the second set.
- "Two or three points made the difference and he played those better. When I got close, he made some shots that are not in the book. I don`t think he produced one bad shot" - Becker said.

Match number 282

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 19 November 1992

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 6-3 3-6 7-5

- This match lasted 2 hours and 5 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Edberg (15-7).
- Edberg made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras was leading 4-1 in the third set, but Edberg broke back to 4-4!

Match number 283

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 20 November 1992

P.Sampras - P.Korda 3-6 6-3 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Korda (9-8).
- Both players made 7 double-faults.
- Sampras won 121 points, Korda 113.

Match number 284

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 21 November 1992

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-7(5) 6-7(4)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 46 minutes.
- Courier served more aces than Sampras (17-12).
- Courier won 98 points, Sampras 88.
- Sampras wasted two set points at 5-4 (40-15 on Courier serve) in the first set! Later he had 3-0 and 5-4 in the tiebreaker!
- In the second set Courier was leading 3-0, but Sampras broke back to 3-3.

Greg-Pete fan
06-15-2007, 09:47 AM
Match number 285

Tournament: C.G.S.C Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 9 December 1992

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 6-3 6-4

Match number 286

Tournament: C.G.S.C Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 11 December 1992

P.Sampras - H.Leconte 7-6(3) 6-4

- Leconte was leading 3-0 in the first set tiebreaker and lost 7 points in a row!

Match number 287

Tournament: C.G.S.C Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 12 December 1992

P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-7(3) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-7(2)

- first match with three losing tiebreakers!

Greg-Pete fan
06-15-2007, 10:04 AM
1993

Match number 288

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 12 January 1993

P.Sampras - A.Medvedev 2-6 6-3 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.
- Sampras served more aces than Medvedev (10-6), but he made 10 double-faults too.
- Sampras won six points more than Medvedev (78-72).

Match number 289

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 13 January 1993

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 6-4 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes.
- Samprss served 9 aces.

Match number 290

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 14 January 1993

P.Sampras - N.Kulti 6-4 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.
- Sampras was better in aces too (12-8).

Match number 291

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 15 January 1993

P.Sampras - A.Mansdorf 6-3 7-5

- This match lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes.
- Sampras served 12 aces, but made 6 double-faults.

Match number 292

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 16 January 1993

P.Sampras - T.Muster 7-6(7) 6-1

- This final lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.
- Both players served 6 aces.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 77 points, Muster 67.
- Sampras won five games in a row in the second set (from 1-1 to 6-1).

Greg-Pete fan
06-19-2007, 04:54 PM
Match number 293

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 18 January 1993

P.Sampras - C.U.Steeb 6-1 6-2 6-1

- Sampras served 9 aces and made 5 double-faults.

Match number 294

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 20 January 1993

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4

- Sampras was better in aces too (13-9).
- Sampras made 8 double-faults.
- Sampras won only 7 points more than Larsson (133-126).

Match number 295

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 22 January 1993

P.Sampras - A.Antonitsch 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2

- Antonitsch was ranked 110-th in the world.
- Antonitsch was leading 5-1 in the first set tiebreaker and lost six points in a row!
- Antonitsch served more aces than Sampras (14-11).
- Antonitsch made 5 double-faults.

Match number 296

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 24 January 1993

P.Sampras - M.Washington 6-3 6-4 6-4

- Sampras served more aces than Washington (12-7).

Match number 297

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 26 January 1993

P.Sampras - B.Steven 6-3 6-2 6-3

- Steven was ranked 71-th in the world.
- Sampras served 15 aces (Steven 11).
- Steven made 5 double-faults.
- "I was hoping he was going to get bored out there, so I`d have a chance" - Steven said.
- "But he stayed interested too long" - Sampras said.

Match number 298

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 28 January 1993

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 6-7(5) 3-6 6-7(3)

- Sampras served 12 aces (Edberg 5), but made 6 double-faults.
- Sampras was leading 4-0 in the first set and 5-2 in the third!

Voo de Mar
06-19-2007, 05:01 PM
P.Sampras - A.Antonitsch 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2

They had bust-up during this match :D

Greg-Pete fan
06-19-2007, 05:06 PM
They had bust-up during this match :D

Hi Voo de Mar, I`ll send you a PM for a moment:)

Greg-Pete fan
06-19-2007, 07:06 PM
Match number 299

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 16 February 1993

P.Sampras - S.Youl 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3

- Youl was ranked 123-th in the world.
- Youl served more aces than Sampras (11-10), but he made 7 double-faults (Sampras 5).
- This match lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Match number 300

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 17 February 1993

P.Sampras - T.Enqvist 6-1 7-5

- Enqvist was ranked 72-th in the world.
- Sampras served 19 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Match number 301

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 19 February 1993

P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 4-6 6-4 7-6(6)

- This match lasted 2 hours and 6 minutes.
- Sampras served 23 aces (Reneberg 7).
- Sampras won 104 points, Reneberg 97.
- Sampras saved one match point at 6-5 in the third set tiebreaker!

Match number 302

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 20 February 1993

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 6-7(4) 4-6

- Lendl was better in aces too (11-7).
- Lendl won 75 points, Sampras 67.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-19-2007, 07:40 PM
Match number 303

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 3 March 1993

P.Sampras - L.Mattar 6-4 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.

Match number 304

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 4 March 1993

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 5-7 4-6

- Sampras served 9 aces, Volkov 6.
- Volkov won 69 points, Sampras 61.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- "I was a little bit off today" - Sampras said.

Voo de Mar
06-19-2007, 07:41 PM
Sampras said that Volkov could be No. 1 after that match at Indian Wells :)

Greg-Pete fan
06-19-2007, 07:46 PM
Sampras said that Volkov could be No. 1 after that match at Indian Wells :)

It is interesting, but Volkov always gave up playing against Pete especially at U.S. Open (92,93,96) :)

Voo de Mar
06-19-2007, 07:51 PM
It is interesting, but Volkov always gave up playing against Pete especially at U.S. Open (92,93,96) :)

Volkov was a special player, he has been playing "a walking tennis". But had a great touch on his left hand. I remember Sampras said that Volkov could be No. 1, if he moves faster on the court with bigger determination (or something like that) :)

Greg-Pete fan
06-19-2007, 08:27 PM
Match number 305

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 15 March 1993

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-3 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes.
- Both players noticed 5 aces.

Match number 306

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 17 March 1993

P.Sampras - J.Tarango 7-6(4) 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes.
- Sampras served 12 aces.
- Tarango made 6 double-faults.

Match number 307

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 18 March 1993

P.Sampras - A.Medvedev 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2

- This match lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes.
- Sampras served 11 aces (Medvedev 5).
- Medvedev made 5 double-faults.

Greg-Pete fan
06-19-2007, 08:43 PM
Match number 308

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 19 March 1993

P.Sampras - R.Krajicek 6-3 7-6(7)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Krajicek was better in aces (8-7).

Match number 309

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 20 March 1993

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-3 2-6 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 47 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.
- Korda made 6 double-faults.
- Sampras won 83 points, Korda 73.
- I`m going to have to play better" - Sampras said.

Match number 310

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 21 March 1993

P.Sampras - M.Washington 6-3 6-2

- Sampras served 6 aces.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Voo de Mar
06-20-2007, 01:58 AM
P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-7(3) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-7(2)

- first match with three losing tiebreakers!

- Match lasted 2 hours 56 minutes
- Stich was better in aces: 19-12
- Stich was leading in the 4th set: 5:2 (deuce), *5:3 (30-30), 5:4 (30-15)
:yeah: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sampras+stich&search=

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 07:20 AM
Match number 311

Tournament: Tokio
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 6 April 1993

P.Sampras - J.Morgan 7-5 6-3

- Morgan was ranked 90-th in the world.
- Sampras served more aces than Morgan (15-13).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 21 minutes.

Match number 312

Tournament: Tokio
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 8 April 1993

P.Sampras - G.Raoux 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3

- Sampras served 17 aces, Raoux 9.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Match number 313

Tournament: Tokio
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 9 April 1993

P.Sampras - D.Wheaton 6-3 3-6 6-4

- Sampras was better in aces too (14-8).
- Wheaton made 5 double-faults, Sampras 4.
- Both players won 86 points.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 44 minutes.
- The victory gave Sampras enough points to dislodge Jim Courier from the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings!
- "I heard that if I won today`s match I would be number 1. I was thinking about it a couple times during the match. I was down in a couple break points in the third set but came back. I just feel very good" - Sampras said. "You always say you want to be No. 1, but you never believe it will come true" - he added.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 07:38 AM
Match number 314

Tournament: Tokio
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 10 April 1993

P.Sampras - W.Masur 6-4 6-2

- Sampras served 12 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes.
- "It was my best match so far this week. I returned very well and served well. I hit ground strokes clean. I won big points" - Sampras said.

Match number 315

Tournament: Tokio
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 11 April 1993

P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 6-2 6-2 6-2

- Sampras served 14 aces (Gilbert 5).
- This final lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.
- "I played the best match of this week today. I was getting better and better here - Sampras said.
- "He played just like the world`s No. 1 player. He is the top candidate to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open this season. I played well this week, but he was much better today" - Gilbert said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 07:56 AM
Match number 316

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 13 April 1993

P.Sampras - S.Simian 6-2 6-4

- Simian was ranked 71-th in the world.
- Simian was better in aces (5-4).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Match number 317

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 14 April 1993

P.Sampras - D.Prinosil 6-3 6-4

- Prinosil was ranked 80-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (9-8).
- Prinosil made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes.

Match number 318

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 16 April 1993

P.Sampras - D.Wheaton 6-4 6-4

- Wheaton served more aces than Sampras (11-9).
- Wheaton made 7 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Match number 319

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 17 April 1993

P.Sampras - A.Mansdorf 2-6 7-6(1) 7-6(3)

- Both players noticed 9 aces.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults, Mansdorf 5.
- Sampras won 108 points, Mansdorf 103.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes.

Match number 320

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 18 April 1993

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(2)

- Sampras served 17 aces, Courier 12.
- Sampras won 116 points, Courier 109.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 51 minutes.

Voo de Mar
06-20-2007, 12:22 PM
P.Sampras - B.Gilbert 6-2 6-2 6-2

- Sampras served 14 aces (Gilbert 5).
- This final lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.
- "I played the best match of this week today. I was getting better and better here - Sampras said.
- "He played just like the world`s No. 1 player. He is the top candidate to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open this season. I played well this week, but he was much better today" - Gilbert said.

Amazing performence by Pete. I was thinking exactly the same what Gilbert said. That was surely one of the best tennis I've ever seen :worship:

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 02:02 PM
Match number 321

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 26/27 April 1993

P.Sampras - V.Spadea 6-3 6-4

- Spadea was ranked 461-th in the world!
- Sampras served 8 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Match number 322

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 28 April 1993

P.Sampras - H.Skoff 6-1 6-2

- Sampras served 13 aces.
- This match lasted only 56 minutes.

Match number 323

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 29 April 1993

P.Sampras - R.Fromberg 7-6(3) 6-4

- Fromberg was ranked 72-th in the world.
- Fromberg was better in aces (8-6).
- Sampras won only six points more than Fromberg (80-74).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 51 minutes.

Match number 324

Tournament: Atlanta
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 1 May 1993

P.Sampras - J.Eltingh 6-7(5) 4-6

- Eltingh was ranked 87-th in the world.
- Sampras lost despite serving 18 aces (Eltingh 8).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Eltingh won 79 points, Sampras 75.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 31 minutes.
- Eltingh broke Pete`s 19-match winning streak!

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 06:17 PM
Match number 325

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 10 May 1993

P.Sampras - R.Furlan 6-1 7-6(3)

- This match lasted 1 hour and 41 minutes.
- Furlan was better in aces (4-3).
- Sampras saved one set point in the second set!
- Sampras finished this match with an ace.

Match number 326

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 12 May 1993

P.Sampras - A.Corretja 6-4 7-5

- Corretja was ranked 70-th in the world.
- Sampras saved two set points at 4-5 (15-40) in the second set!
- Sampras served 4 aces, Corretja 3.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Match number 327

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 13 May 1993

P.Sampras - Ch.Bergstrom 6-2 6-4

- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.
- Sampras noticed 5 aces.

Match number 328

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 14 May 1993

P.Sampras - G.Perez-Roldan 6-0 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 2 minutes.
- Sampras served 6 aces.

Match number 329

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 15 May 1993

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(4) 2-6

- Ivanisevic fired 13 aces, Sampras only 4.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 06:39 PM
Match number 330

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: round-robin
Date: 18 May 1993

P.Sampras - M.Rosset 2-6 7-6(7) 6-2

- Sampras saved two match points in the second set tiebreaker!

Match number 331

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: round-robin
Date: 20 May 1993

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 7-5 6-1

Match number 332

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: round-robin
Date: 22 May 1993

P.Sampras - S.Bruguera 3-6 1-6

Match number 333

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: FINAL
Date: 23 May 1993

P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-4 6-2

- It was the third win for The United States against Germany.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 07:02 PM
Match number 334

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 25 May 1993

P.Sampras - A.Cherkasov 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-1

- This match lasted 2 hours and 34 minutes.
- Sampras served 10 aces, but made 6 double-faults.

Match number 335

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 27 May 1993

P.Sampras - M.Ondruska 7-5 6-0 6-3

- This match lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes.
- Sampras served 9 aces.

Match number 336

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 29 May 1993

P.Sampras - J.Svensson 6-4 6-4 6-2

- This match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.
- Sampras served 7 aces.

Match number 337

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 4
Date: 31 May 1993

P.Sampras - M.Washington 6-3 7-6(6) 6-1

- This match lasted 2 hours and 21 minutes.
- Sampras served 11 aces.
- Washington made 7 double-faults.
- "This is my biggest challenge, winning the French Open" - Sampras said.

Match number 338

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 2 June 1993

P.Sampras - S.Bruguera 3-6 6-4 1-6 4-6

- This match lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces, Bruguera 4.
- Bruguera was leading even 4-1 in the 2nd set, but Sampras won the next five games.
- "I needed to serve a little bit better to win this match. When the big points came around, that was the one shot that let me down" - Sampras said. "You can only say so much about a tennis match. It just wasn`t a good day for me. I`m very disappointed. Certainly it hurts a little bit" - he added.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 07:30 PM
Match number 339

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 9 June 1993

P.Sampras - G.Stafford 7-5 5-7 4-6

- Stafford was ranked 110-th in the world!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 21 minutes.
- Sampras was better in aces (11-8).
- Stafford won 114 points, Sampras 105.
- "I played like an idiot. I have been in Europe for five weeks and I am getting tired, physically and mentally. I could have done with more matches on grass but I still think I`m one of the favourites" - Sampras said.
- An article about this match http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19930610.html

Match number 340

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 21 June 1993

P.Sampras - N.Borwick 6-7(10) 6-3 7-6(3) 6-3

- Borwick was ranked 121-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (15-13).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- "The last couple days, the shoulder has been getting better and better" - Sampras said about his injury.

Match number 341

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 23 June 1993

P.Sampras - J.Morgan 6-4 7-6(5) 6-4

- Sampras served 17 aces.
- "I wasn`t apprehensive today" - Sampras said after his second match in two days without any pain in the previously sore.

Match number 342

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 25 June 1993

P.Sampras - B.Black 6-4 6-1 6-1

- Black was ranked 108-th in the world.
- Sampras served 11 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.
- Black saved 7 set points before Sampras finally took the first set 6-4!

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 08:19 PM
Match number 343

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 4
Date: 27 June 1993

P.Sampras - A.Foster 6-1 6-2 7-6(6)

- Foster was ranked 332-th in the world!
- Foster was better in aces (9-8).
- Sampras made 6 double-faults, Foster 5.
- Sampras hit a ball into the stands and yelled at the fans. He was accused of shouting an obscenity. Sampras said not so. "I said: Thank you very much. God bless you. Hasta la vista".

Match number 344

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 29 June 1993

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4

- Sampras served 23 aces, Agassi 7.
- Agassi made 7 double-faults, Sampras 6.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 48 minutes.
- Agassi saved two match points serving at 3-5 in the final set, but Sampras served three aces and had one service winner in the next game.
- "I was not pleased with the quality of tennis for two sets. I felt I was about an inch away from hitting offensive shots. I don`t know if it was my feet or just nerves, but I just tried to hit my way out. I was just dedicated to fight until I got things together. There were so many factors. There was always going to be a dog fight" - Agassi said. "There were a lot of nerves in the fifth set and you just try to stay competitive. Pete is the sort of player who steamrolls players and he showed that in the way he served out. So much of Pete`s game is mental and when he got the break he started hitting big again. "I was ready for him to make his big move in the fifth. He put together some good points at the right time. I looked at my support group for the right type of encouragements. I was really discouraged" - he added.
- an article about this match http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19930630.html

Match number 345

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: SF
Date: 2 July 1993

P.Sampras - B.Becker 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4

- Becker served more aces than Sampras (13-11).
- Becker made 12 double-faults, Sampras 7.
- Serving for the match at 5-4 in the third set Sampras was 0-30 down and later Becker had two break points, but finally Sampras won this game and whole match.
- "Sometimes I think he forgot the difference between his first serve and his second serve" - Becker said.

Match number 346

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: FINAL
Date: 4 July 1993

P.Sampras - J.Courier 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3

- Second Grand Slam title and first at Wimbledon!
- Sampras served 22 aces, Courier 8.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults, Courier 6.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 58 minutes.
- Courier wasted one set point at 6-5 in the second set tiebreaker (Sampras played a volley on the line)!
- Sampras called this day as the best day of his life.
- "I knew he was tired, but when you serve at 125 miles per hour, you don`t have to move much. I still had to break serve" - Courier said about the fourth set.
- "I told myself to stay calm" - Sampras said about the most important moments in this final.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 09:11 PM
Match number 347

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 28 July 1993

P.Sampras - K.Carlsen 6-1 6-4

- Sampras served 7 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Match number 348

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 29 July 1993

P.Sampras - B.Steven 6-7(6) 3-6

- Only three aces in this match (2-1 Steven)!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 41 minutes.
- "It`s disappointing, but that`s the way it goes sometimes" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 09:33 PM
Match number 349

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 3 August 1993

P.Sampras - A.Sznajder 6-1 6-2

- Sznajder was ranked 156-th in the world.
- Sampras served 8 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.
- "That`s what I like, a steam roll" - Sampras said.

Match number 350

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 4 August 1993

P.Sampras - M.Hadad 6-4 6-0

- Hadad was ranked 161-th in the world.
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour.
- "It took a little while to get used to him. I had to run down some balls. He was tough to play especially when he has a weapon. He returns everything" - Sampras said.

Match number 351

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 5 August 1993

P.Sampras - P.McEnroe 7-5 6-2

- P.McEnroe was ranked 82-th in the world.
- Sampras served 10 aces.
- Sampras made 6 double-faults, but he won 80 percent of his first-serve points!
- Sampras won 60 points, P.McEnroe 50.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.
- In the first set Sampras broke McEnroe for a 3-2 lead, but McEnre broke back. However Sampras took this set 7-5.

Match number 352

Tournament: Los Angeles
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 7 August 1993

P.Sampras - R.Krajicek 4-6 6-3 6-7(3)

- "Hold serve and break him once every set" - Krajicek said before the match.
- "That pretty much sums it up" - Sampras replied.
- Krajicek was better in aces too (10-9).
- Both players won 85 points.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 52 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 09:48 PM
Match number 353

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 11 August 1993

P.Sampras - B.Shelton 7-5 6-2

- Shelton was ranked 91-th in the world.
- Both players served 12 aces.
- Shelton made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Match number 354

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 12 August 1993

P.Sampras - A.Krickstein 6-2 7-5

- Sampras was better in aces too (11-8).
- Krickstein made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes.
- Krickstein was leading 4-0 in the second set!
- "At that point, I was looking at three sets" - Sampras said.

Match number 355

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 13 August 1993

P.Sampras - S.Bryan 6-4 6-0

- Bryan was ranked 202-th in the world!
- Sampras served 12 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour.

Match number 356

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 14 August 1993

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 7-6(3) 5-7 6-7(5)

- Sampras served 25 aces, but made 16 double-faults(!)
- Edberg had 5 aces and 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won only one point more than Edberg (130-129).
- This match lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes.
- Edberg finished this match with a backhand-return winner!
- "I played very well and Pete played well, apart from a lot of double faults. He was serving huge early but gave me more chances later in the match. I hung in there" - Edberg said.
- "I had the match in hand and just let it slip away" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 10:09 PM
Match number 357

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 18 August 1993

P.Sampras - T.Nelson 6-3 6-4

- Nelson was ranked 278-th in the world!
- Sampras was better in aces too (10-8).
- Sampras made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Match number 358

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 19 August 1993

P.Sampras - J.Stark 5-7 7-6(2) 6-3

- Sampras served more aces than Stark (9-8).
- Stark made 7 double-faults.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Match number 359

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 20 August 1993

P.Sampras - P.Rafter 6-7(6) 7-6(3) 6-7(5)

- First meeting with Patrick Rafter.
- Rafter was ranked 139-th in the world.
- Second Pete`s match with three tiebreaks in a row (previous one against Curren - Scottsdale 1988)!
- Sampras was better in aces (12-11), but made 9 double-faults (Rafter 7).
- Sampras won ten points more than Rafter (141-131), but lost!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 58 minutes.
- Rafter fought off 10 break points in the third set! He saved eight break points in the seventh game of the final set after losing the first three points of the game (0-40)! He saved two more break points in the ninth game en route to forcing the third tiebreak in a row!
"He let me off the hook" - Rafter said. "As games went on in the first set I was even. I thought: He is not Superman or he is not unbelievable. I felt no intimidation at all. I kept my composure" - he added.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 08:14 AM
Match number 360

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 30 August 1993

P.Sampras - F.Santoro 6-3 6-1 6-2

- Sampras served 10 aces.

Match number 361

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 1 September 1993

P.Sampras - D.Vacek 6-4 5-7 6-2 7-6(3)

- Vacek was ranked 96-th in the world.
- Vacek served 24 aces, Sampras "only" 17.
- Vacek made 9 double-faults.
- "The guy served huge. He is very dangerous player" - Sampras said.

Match number 362

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 4 September 1993

P.Sampras - A.Boetsch 6-4 6-3 6-1

- Sampras noticed 6 aces.

Match number 363

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 6 September 1993

P.Sampras - T.Enqvist 6-4 6-4 7-6(4)

- Enqvist was ranked 61-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (19-14).
- Enqvist made 8 double-faults, Sampras 5.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 08:48 AM
Match number 364

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 8 September 1993

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-7(0) 7-6(2) 6-1 6-1

- This match lasted 3 hours and 1 minute.
- Sampras served 11 aces, Chang 5.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults.
- Chang took the first set and was a break up in the second!
- "It were the best two sets on hard courts I have ever seen" - Ilie Nastase said about the third and the fourth set.
- "He raised his game to another level". He is a much better player than the last time I played him at Lipton in 1992" - Chang said.

Match number 365

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 10 September 1993

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 6-4 6-3 6-2

- Sampras served 16 aces, Volkov 8.
- Both players made 6 double-faults.

Match number 366

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 12 September 1993

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 6-4 6-4 6-3

- Third Grand Slam title, second at U.S. Open.
- Sampras served 11 aces, Pioline 7.
- Pioline made 8 double-faults.
- "I wanted at the start of the match to smoke them by him even if I miss" - Sampras said about his serve. "I`m sorry it wasn`t exciting. I don`t think it can get any better than this. I appreciate it more in 1993 than in 1990" - he added.

Voo de Mar
06-21-2007, 11:54 AM
P.Sampras - D.Vacek 6-4 5-7 6-2 7-6(3)

- Vacek was ranked 96-th in the world.
- Vacek served 24 aces, Sampras "only" 17.
- Vacek made 9 double-faults.
- "The guy served huge. He is very dangerous player" - Sampras said.


Vacek was also an unique kind of player. He wasn't one of the strongest 1st server (180-190 km/h* was his average), but his second serve usually was very similar to first serve (160-170 km/h).

* In that time, in contrary to present times, the average of first serve was 10-15 km/h slower.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 04:08 PM
Match number 367

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 20 October 1993

P.Sampras - T.Carbonell 7-5 6-3

- Carbonell was ranked 84-th in the world.
- Sampras served 9 aces.
- Carbonell made 8 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Match number 368

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 21 October 1993

P.Sampras - M.Naewie 6-3 6-3

- Naewie was ranked 144-th in the world.
- Both players noticed 6 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 9 minutes.

Match number 369

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 22 October 1993

P.Sampras - S.Simian 6-4 7-5

- Simian was ranked 76-th in the world.
- Simian was better in aces (8-7).
- Sampras won 62 points, Simian 57.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Match number 370

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 23 October 1993

P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 1-6 6-3 7-6(6)

- Hlasek was better in aces (11-10).
- Hlasek made 6 double-faults.
- Hlasek won eleven points more than Sampras (95-84)!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Match number 371

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 24 October 1993

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 7-6(5) 1-6 7-5

- Sampras served 10 aces, Pioline 6.
- Pioline won 111 points, Sampras 103!
- This final lasted 2 hours and 25 minutes.
- Pioline was a break up in the 1st set at 4:3.
- seventh title in 1993.

Voo de Mar
06-21-2007, 04:13 PM
P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 1-6 6-3 7-6(6)

- Hlasek was better in aces (11-10).
- Hlasek made 6 double-faults.
- Hlasek won eleven points more than Sampras (95-84)!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes.

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 7-6(5) 1-6 7-5

- Sampras served 10 aces, Pioline 6.
- Pioline won 111 points, Sampras 103!
- This final lasted 2 hours and 25 minutes.
- seventh title in 1993.

- Pete was leading 6:3 in the tie-break against Hlasek.
- Pioline was leading 4:1* (30-15) in the final set.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 04:23 PM
Match number 372

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 27 October 1993

P.Sampras - C.Costa 6-7(1) 6-2 1-6

- Costa was better in aces too (11-8)!
- Sampras made 7 double-faults.
- Costa won 95 points, Sampras 89.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes.
- "I`ve had little success indoors and to beat the world`s best player is just unbelievable" - Carlos Costa said.

Match number 373

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 3 November 1993

P.Sampras - D.Wheaton 6-4 6-2

- Sampras served 9 aces, Wheaton 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 7 minutes.

Match number 374

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 4 November 1993

P.Sampras - M.Rosset 7-5 6-3

- "Marc`s got one of the best serves in tennis. On indoor courts you just basically roll the dice. And I hope the dice roll my way. A match like that can just be determined by a couple of points" - Sampras said before this match.
- Rosset served 18 aces, Sampras 12.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes.
- "His serve is one of the hardest on the tour. But if you can get a read on it, you can hit a good return. Obviously his backhand is not quite as strong as his forehand, so I wanted to hit a lot of balls there" - Sampras said after the match.

Match number 375

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 5 November 1993

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(3) 5-7

- Ivanisevic fired 14 aces, Sampras 9.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes.
- "He was picking my serve out pretty well and hit some big returns. If he is returning well and he backs it up with his serve, he could be the best player in the world" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 05:09 PM
Match number 376

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 9 November 1993

P.Sampras - D.Wheaton 6-3 6-2

- Sampras served 10 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 1 minute.

Match number 377

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 10 November 1993

P.Sampras - J.Sanchez 6-4 7-5

- Sampras served 12 aces, J.Sanchez 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Match number 378

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 11 November 1993

P.Sampras - N.Kulti 7-6(6) 6-3

- Sampras served 16 aces.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults, Kulti 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Match number 379

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 13 November 1993

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 4-6 7-5 6-1

- Pioline was leading 6-4, 5-3 (30-30), he was two points away from victory!
- Sampras served 11 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Match number 380

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 14 November 1993

P.Sampras - M.Gustafsson 6-1 6-4

- This final lasted only 53 minutes!
- Sampras served 10 aces, Gustafsson 5.
- Title number 8 in 1993.
- "He is the best. I thank you Pete for this lesson" - Gustafsson said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 05:44 PM
Match number 381

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 17 November 1993

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-3 4-6 6-2

- Sampras served 15 aces, Ivanisevic only 10.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 31 minutes.
- "Goran didn`t do quite as well as he usually does. He didn`t serve as well as he usually does" - Sampras said.

Match number 382

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 19 November 1993

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 6-3 7-6(3)

- Sampras served 9 aces, Edberg 5.
- Sampras won 75 points, Edberg 67.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Match number 383

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 21 November 1993

P.Sampras - S.Bruguera 6-3 1-6 6-3

- Sampras served 10 aces, Bruguera 7.
- Sampras made 6 double-faults.
- Bruguera won 73 points, Sampras 64.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Match number 384

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 20 November 1993

P.Sampras - A.Medvedev 6-3 6-0

- This match lasted only 51 minutes!
- Sampras served 9 aces.
- Sampras finished this match with an ace - his 1000-th ace in 1993 season!
- In his eight service games Sampras lost only seven points, four by double fault. In the second set he lost three points - all on double faults!

Match number 385

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 22 November 1993

P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-7(3) 6-2 6-7(7) 2-6

- Stich fired 27 aces, Sampras 11.
- Sampras made 8 double-faults.
- Stich won 142 points, Sampras 132.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 57 minutes.
- In the first set Stich was leading 4-0!
- "It`s a great finish to a great year" - Stich said.

Voo de Mar - Do you know something about the third set tiebreaker? Did Sampras waste two set points?

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 06:07 PM
Match number 386

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 7 December 1993

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-3 6-1

- This match lasted 1 hour.

Match number 387

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 9 December 1993

P.Sampras - M.Chang 7-6(7) 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.
- "It is just a little extra Christmas money" - Sampras said.

Match number 388

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 11 December 1993

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3 6-7(10) 11-13

- This match lasted 4 hours and 34 minutes!
- Sampras wasted five match points!
- Sampras was leading two sets to one and 5-2 in the fourth set. Later he wasted four match points in the tiebreaker, he wasted one more match point at 10-9 in the fifth set!
- Korda broke Sampras to 11-10 lead in the fifth set, but Sampras broke back to 11-11! Korda won the next two games.
- Korda had ice applied to his sore left arm at the start of the second set and was hardly able to run in the last few games. But Sampras was in even worse shape.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 06:17 PM
1994

Match number 389

Tournament: Doha
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 4 January 1994

P.Sampras - K.Alami 6-3 2-6 4-6

- Alami was ranked 204-th in the world.
- Alami served 7 aces, Sampras only 3.
- Sampras made 8 double-faults.
- Alami won 83 points, Sampras 77.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- "I had already made a flight reservation to leave Doha tonight when I found out I was due to play Sampras" - Alami said(!)

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 06:37 PM
Match number 390

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 11 January 1994

P.Sampras - J.Svensson 6-4 6-2

- This match lasted 1 hour and 8 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.

Match number 391

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 12 January 1994

P.Sampras - J.Stoltenberg 6-1 4-6 7-5

- Both players noticed 6 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Match number 392

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 13 January 1994

P.Sampras - A.Krickstein 6-1 6-3

- This match lasted only 56 minutes.
- Sampras served 8 aces.
- Sampras was leading 6-1 2-0, Krickstein broke back to 2-2, but Sampras eventually won 6-3 in the second set.

Match number 393

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 14 January 1994

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-3 6-3

- Sampras noticed 4 aces, Korda 2.
- Korda made 8 double-faults, Sampras 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Match number 394

Tournament: Sydney
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 15 January 1994

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 7-6(5) 6-4

- First title in 1994.
- Sampras wasted one set point at 6-5 in the first set, but won in the tiebreaker.
- Lendl was better in aces (12-6).
- Sampras won 75 points, Lendl 65.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 08:41 PM
Match number 395

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 17 January 1994

P.Sampras - J.Eagle 6-4 6-0 7-6(5)

- Eagle was ranked 225-th in the world.
- Sampras served 22 aces, Eagle only 5.
- Sampras made 9 double-faults, Eagle 6.

Match number 396

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 19 January 1994

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 6-3 2-6 6-3 1-6 9-7

- First meeting with Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
- Kafelnikov was leading 5-4 (30-30) in the fifth set, he was two points away from victory!
- This match lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes.
- Sampras served 10 aces.
- Kafelnikov made 6 double-faults, Sampras 5.
- Both players won 118 points!
- "I mean, I was trying everything - staying back, coming in - and he was coming up with good shots. He just wasn`t letting up. He kept on coming after me. The guy is good, and he`s young, he has some of the best groundies I`ve ever played against" - Sampras said.
- "Pete was running from corner to corner" - Kafelnikov said with a grin. "But finally, on the important points, I made some mistakes" - he added.

Match number 397

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 21 January 1994

P.Sampras - S.Simian 7-5 6-1 1-6 6-4

- Simian was ranked 77-th in the world.
- Both players noticed only 4 aces and made 8 double-faults.

Match number 398

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 23 January 1994

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 7-6(5) 6-2 7-6(4)

- In the third set Lendl was leading 4-1!
- Sampras was better in aces too (19-14).
- "Ivan will go down as one of the greatest of all time" - Sampras said.

Voo de Mar
06-21-2007, 08:58 PM
P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-7(3) 6-2 6-7(7) 2-6

- Stich fired 27 aces, Sampras 11.
- Sampras made 8 double-faults.
- Stich won 142 points, Sampras 132.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 57 minutes.
- In the first set Stich was leading 4-0!
- "It`s a great finish to a great year" - Stich said.

Voo de Mar - Do you know something about the third set tiebreaker? Did Sampras waste two set points?

:( I don't remember and I haven't that information in my notebook. Only know that in the 1st Stich was leading also 5:2 on serve and then Sampras 6:5*.
Stich finished the match with an ace.

Greg-Pete fan
06-21-2007, 09:00 PM
Match number 399

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 25 January 1994

P.Sampras - M.Gustafsson 7-6(4) 2-6 6-3 7-6(4)

- Sampras served 13 aces (Gustafsson 9).
- Sampras made 17 double-faults (Gustafsson 7)!
- Gustafsson won 161 points, Samprasd 156!
- This march lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.
- "We both had a hard time controlling the ball" - Sampras said.

Match number 400

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 27 January 1994

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-3 6-4 6-4

- Sampras served 10 aces and made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras lost only 20 points in 15 service games!
- Sampras did not face a break point until midway through the final set.
- It was one of the best Sampras matches.

Match number 401

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 30 January 1994

P.Sampras - T.Martin 7-6(4) 6-4 6-4

- Fourth Grand Slam title, third in a row and first at Australian Open!
- Sampras served 13 aces (Martin 6), but made 7 double-faults (Martin 4).
- Sampras was leading 5-1 in the third set!
- Two articles about this match: http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19940131.html
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19940131b.html

Greg-Pete fan
06-22-2007, 09:06 AM
Match number 402

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 15 February 1994

P.Sampras - J.Eltingh 6-7(8) 4-6

- Eltingh was ranked 89-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces (11-7).
- Eltingh won 76 points, Sampras 69.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Match number 403

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 1 March 1994

P.Sampras - E.Sanchez 6-1 6-1

- This match lasted 1 hour and 2 minutes.
- Sampras served 7 aces.

Match number 404

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 3 March 1994

P.Sampras - M.Washington 7-5 6-2

- Sampras served 17 aces, Washington only 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.
- Washington was serving for the set at 5-4 in the first set and wasted two set points!
- "This is the best he`s ever played against me" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-22-2007, 09:32 AM
Match number 405

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 4 March 1994

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-3 6-2

- Sampras served 11 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes.

Match number 406

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 5 March 1994

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 6-3 3-6 6-4

- "Pete is going to like these conditions with very fast balls and a quick court. But so do I" - Edberg predicted before this match.
- Sampras served 13 aces, Edberg 7.
- Sampras won 91 points, Edberg 88.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes.
- Sampras won only two points on Edberg serve in the third set, but at 5-4 he finally broke him and won the match!

Match number 407

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 6 March 1994

P.Sampras - P.Korda 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-2

- Sampras fired 23 aces, Korda 9.
- Sampras made 10 double-faults, Korda 6.
- This final lasted 3 hours and 9 minutes.
- "Pete, I will for sure, be around when you have bad days" - Korda said.
- "He was hitting big serves. He was basically beating me, but he played a couple of loose games. It was a good comeback" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-22-2007, 05:38 PM
Match number 408

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 13 March 1994

P.Sampras - D.Nargiso 6-2 6-2

- Sampras served 5 aces, Nargiso 4.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 4 minutes.

Match number 409

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 14 March 1994

P.Sampras - D.Wheaton 6-0 5-7 6-1

- Sampras served 13 aces, Wheaton 10.
- Both players made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Match number 410

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 15 March 1994

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 6-2 6-2

- Sampras served 8 aces.
- Both players made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-22-2007, 07:06 PM
Match number 411

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 16 March 1994

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-2 3-6 6-1

- Korda served more aces than Sampras (9-8).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.
- "He didn`t play very good or very bad. He played average" - Korda said.
- Sampras had this response to Korda`s appraisal: "What does that mean about the way he played"?

Match number 412

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 18 March 1994

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-4 7-6(10)

- Courier wasted three set points in the second set tiebreaker which lasted 18 minutes!
- Sampras served 11 aces, Courier only 5.
- Sampras won 81 points, Courier 72.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes.
- "We were both a little tight, especially in the tiebreaker. We knew what was at stake" - Sampras said.

Match number 413

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 20 March 1994

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 5-7 6-3 6-3

- The start of the match was delayed an hour because Sampras had a stomach ailment. Agassi agreed to the delay, even though the rules permitted him to win in a walkover!
- This final lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.
- Sampras served 14 aces, Agassi 9.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults.
- Sampras was leading 5-2 (two breaks of serve) in the first set and lost five games in a row!
- Sampras served 4 aces in the last game of this final!
- Sampras won 106 points, Agassi 97.
- "If I can`t beat the best player in the world, I don`t deserve the trophy" - Agassi said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-22-2007, 08:48 PM
Match number 414

Tournament: Osaka
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 29 March 1994

P.Sampras - S.Simian 7-5 6-3

- Simian was ranked 85-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (6-3).
- Simian made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes.

Match number 415

Tournament: Osaka
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 30 March 1994

P.Sampras - J.Tarango 7-6(2) 7-6(4)

- Tarango was ranked 104-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (12-5).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 86 points, Tarango 76.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Match number 416

Tournament: Osaka
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 31 March 1994

P.Sampras - G.Raoux 6-3 6-3

- Raoux was ranked 90-th in the world.
- Sampras served 14 aces, Raoux 7.
- This match lasted only 59 minutes.

pingpong22
06-22-2007, 09:00 PM
Greg,it's just amazing.. when You finiish we will have a biography:) thanks so much

Greg-Pete fan
06-22-2007, 09:25 PM
Match number 417

Tournament: Osaka
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 2 April 1994

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-3 6-1

- Sampras served 9 aces.
- This match lasted only 55 minutes!

Match number 418

Tournament: Osaka
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 3 April 1994

P.Sampras - L.Roux 6-2 6-2

- Roux was ranked 212-th in the world.
- Roux served 7 aces, Sampras only 1(!)
- Roux made 5 double-faults.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 09:16 AM
Match number 419

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 5 April 1994

P.Sampras - A.Olhovskiy 6-3 7-6(5)

- Olhovskiy was ranked 94-th in the world.
- Olhovskiy was better in aces (13-11).
- Sampras won 65 points, Olhovskiy 64.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Match number 420

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 6 April 1994

P.Sampras - T.Henman 6-1 6-2

- First meeting with Tim Henman
- Henman was ranked 221-th in the world.
- Sampras noticed only 2 aces.
- This match lasted only 50 minutes!

Match number 421

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 8 April 1994

P.Sampras - P.Rafter 6-1 5-7 6-1

- Rafter was better in aces (7-4).
- Rafter made 7 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 09:25 AM
Match number 422

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 9 April 1994

P.Sampras - H.Holm 6-2 6-1

- Sampras noticed 3 aces, Holm 2.
- This match lasted only 47 minutes!

Match number 423

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 10 April 1994

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-4 6-2

- Sampras fired 10 aces.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.
- Sampras extended his winning streak to 21 matches and earned $156,000.
- "I served pretty well and also I played aggressively when he was serving" - Sampras said.

Voo de Mar
06-23-2007, 09:30 AM
P.Sampras - A.Agassi 5-7 6-3 6-3

- Sampras was leading 5-2 (two breaks of serve) in the first set and lost five games in a row!


- At *5:4 Sampras had set point.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 09:36 AM
Match number 424

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 10 May 1994

P.Sampras - A.Krickstein 6-1 7-6(2)

- Sampras served 10 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Match number 425

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 11 May 1994

P.Sampras - A.Corretja 6-3 3-6 6-3

- Sampras served 9 aces, but made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 93 points, Corretja 88.
- Sampras made 50 unforced errors!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Match number 426

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 12 May 1994

P.Sampras - A.Chesnokov 7-6(8) 6-3

- Sampras noticed 3 aces, Chesnokov 2.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- "I played mediocre. It wasn`t pretty. "You have to find a way to win" - Sampras said.
- Sampras wasted four set points before taking the first set after nearly 90 minutes!

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 09:55 AM
Match number 427

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 13 May 1994

P.Sampras - A.Gaudenzi 6-3 7-5

- Sampras served 17 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hours 39 minutes.

Match number 428

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 14 May 1994

P.Sampras - S.Dosedel 6-1 6-2

- Sampras served 6 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 7 minutes.

Match number 429

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: FINAL
Date: 15 May 1994

P.Sampras - B.Becker 6-1 6-2 6-2

- Sampras served 5 aces, Becker 4.
- Becker made 7 double-faults.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 52 minutes.
- It was fifth title in a row for Sampras!
- "He is playing tennis like they will play the game in the 21st century. He`s doing things I`ve never seen before on a tennis court. I can only compare him to the greatest of the greats. He just beat the heck out of me today. I think he`s invincible right now" - Becker said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 10:09 AM
Match number 430

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: round-robin
Date: 17 May 1994

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 6-3 6-3

- Sampras served 6 aces, Kafelnikov 4.

Match number 431

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: round-robin
Date: 19 May 1994

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 6-3 7-6(3)

- Sampras noticed 4 aces.
- Sampras won 82 points, Pioline 76.

Match number 432

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: round-robin
Date: 21 May 1994

P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-3 6-7(7) 2-6

- Sampras was leading 5-2 in the 2nd set and later wasted 2 match points in the tiebreaker!
- Stich was better in aces too (11-3).
- Both players made 4 double-faults.
- Sampras won 29 matches in a row before this loss!
- "It was great tennis from both of us. I had the necessary luck in the second set. I think he was a little tired in the third set" - Stich said.
- "I had him in my pocket, but I let it get away" - Sampras said.

pj80
06-23-2007, 11:11 AM
P.Sampras - M.Stich 6-7(3) 6-2 6-7(7) 2-6

- Stich fired 27 aces, Sampras 11.
- Sampras made 8 double-faults.
- Stich won 142 points, Sampras 132.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 57 minutes.
- In the first set Stich was leading 4-0!
- "It`s a great finish to a great year" - Stich said.

Voo de Mar - Do you know something about the third set tiebreaker? Did Sampras waste two set points?[/QUOTE]

from what i remember is that stich fired 6 or 7 straight aces at one time

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 05:56 PM
Match number 433

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 23 May 1994

P.Sampras - A.Costa 6-3 6-4 6-4

- A.Costa was ranked 109-th in the world.
- Sampras served 13 aces.

Match number 434

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 25 May 1994

P.Sampras - M.Rios 7-6(5) 7-6(4) 6-4

- First meeting with Rios.
- Rios was ranked 283-th in the world.
- Rios was better in aces (7-4).
- Sampras won only one more point than Rios (121-120) despite beating him in straight sets!

Match number 435

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 27 May 1994

P.Sampras - P.Haarhuis 6-1 6-4 6-1

- Sampras served 10 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes.

Match number 436

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 4
Date: 29 May 1994

P.Sampras - M.Tillstrom 6-4 6-4 1-6 6-4

- Tillstrom was ranked 226-th in the world.
- Tillstrom was better in aces (14-6).
- Tillstrom made 7 double-faults.
- Sampras won 146 points, Tillstrom 138.
- Tillstrom had four break points and mini-set points at 4-3 in the fourth set!

Match number 437

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 31 May 1994

P.Sampras - J.Courier 4-6 7-5 4-6 4-6

- "It`s going to be a war" - Sampras said before this match.
- "It should be extra interesting. "His serve is always effective, but it will be slightly less effective on this court" - Courier said before this match.
- Sampras served 10 aces, Courier 6.
- Sampras made 9 double-faults.
- This match lasted 3 hours and 30 minutes.
- The result of this quarterfinal killed Sampras hopes of becoming the first man since his idol Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles.
- "This definitely adds to the hurt" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 06:18 PM
Match number 438

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 8 June 1994

P.Sampras - J.Bjorkman 6-4 2-6 6-3

- Sampras served more aces than Bjorkman too (10-9).
- Bjorkman made 8 double-faults, Sampras 7.
- Sampras won 88 points, Bjorkman 87.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes.
- "My game was up and down but I didn`t expect to play outstanding in the first match. Hopefully, I will get better as the week goes on" - Sampras said.

Match number 439

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 9 June 1994

P.Sampras - S.Matsuoka 7-6(2) 6-2

- Matsuoka was ranked 135-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces (10-9).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes.

Match number 440

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 10 June 1994

P.Sampras - W.Ferreira 6-1 6-4

- Ferreira was better in aces (8-4).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Match number 441

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: SF
Date: 11 June 1994

P.Sampras - J.Apell 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2

- Apell was ranked 127-th in the world.
- Apell wasted one match point at 6-5 in the second set and later he was leading 5-2 in the tiebreaker (lost five points in a row)!
- Apell was leading 2-0 in the third set and lost six games in a row!
- Sampras served 12 aces, Apell 7.
- Both players made 4 double-faults.
- Sampras won 92 points, Apell 87.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.
- "I was lucky to come through. I was completely outplayed in the first set and it was in his hands to win the match. He had no nerves, came out swinging and kicked my butt for a while - he could and should have won. If I were him, I would try and qualify for the big W. Wimbledon is the biggest of them all" - Sampras said.
- "Of course I`m disappointed after being match-point up against the No. 1 player in the world. It was too much for me in the final set" - Apell said.
- Articles about this match http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19940612.html
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19940612.html#2

Match number 442

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: FINAL
Date: 12 June 1994

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-7(4) 6-7(4)

- First final loss since Masters 1993.
- Martin was better in aces too (15-14).
- This final lasted 1 hour and 33 minutes.
- "It`s a bit frustrating when you lose the match without losing your serve. When it is down to a tiebreaker in grass-court tennis, it`s basically roll the dice" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 06:35 PM
Match number 443

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 20 June 1994

P.Sampras - J.Palmer 7-6(4) 7-5 6-3

- Sampras served 25 aces, Palmer only 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes.
- "I was really serving as well as I could. He didn`t have a clue where it was going" - Sampras said.

Match number 444

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 22 June 1994

P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 6-3 6-4 6-2

- Sampras served 26 aces, Reneberg 8.

Match number 445

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 24 and 25 June 1994 (including rain break)

P.Sampras - Ch.Adams 6-1 6-2 6-4

- Adams was ranked 72-th in the world.
- Adams was better in aces (8-7).
- Adams made 7 double-faults.
- "Hopefully I can maintain this level - I`ve played extremely solid" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 07:11 PM
Match number 446

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 4
Date: 26 June 1994

P.Sampras - D.Vacek 6-4 6-1 7-6(5)

- "You probably never heard of him, but he is very dangerous player" - Sampras said about Vacek before this match.
- Sampras was better in aces (15-14).
- Vacek made 9 double-faults.

Match number 447

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 28 June 1994

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-4 6-1 6-3

- Sampras served 8 aces.
- Only once Sampras played a game with deuce on his serve! Chang didn`t have any break points!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 51 minutes.
- "There was a moment there where everything just really clicked" - Sampras said.
- "He doesn`t cook well, I can tell you that" - Chang said about Sampras weakness sides!

Match number 448

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: SF
Date: 1 July 1994

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-3

-"It`s an honor to play the defending champion and the world`s No. 1 player on Centre Court. If I win, my second-favorite dream will come true" - Martin said before this match.
- Sampras was better in aces too (15-13).
- Both players made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras took revenge for Queens Club final.
- Sampras lost the first set in this tournament!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 34 minutes.

Match number 449

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: FINAL
Date: 3 July 1994

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(2) 7-6(5) 6-0

- "It`s going to be a lot of serving, not a lot of rallies. We`ll give it a shot" - Sampras said before the final.
- Second win at Wimbledon in a row, 5-th Grand Slam title.
- Ivanisevic served 25 aces, Sampras 17.
- Ivanisevic served 16 aces only in the first set!
- Ivanisevic made 6 double-faults, Sampras 5.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes.
- The third set lasted only 19 minutes!
- Sampras wasted three set points (40-0) at 5-4 in the first set (on Ivanisevic serve), but won in the tiebreaker.
- "The guy doesn`t miss so many serves. I don`t have so many chances for the second serve. That`s tough. I mean, then, it`s not too much game plan. It`s just hoping. One year and a half, Pete`s been playing this level of tennis - very high" - Ivanisevic said.
- "I feel great. I`m pumped, man" - Sampras said.
- A couple of articles about this final: http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19940703.html
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19940703.html#2
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19940703.html#3
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19940703.html#4

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 07:52 PM
Match number 450

Tournament: Davis Cup (in The Netherlands)
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 15 July 1994

P.Sampras - J.Eltingh 6-2 6-2 6-0

- Sampras served 13 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 21 minutes.
- Sampras lost only 8 points on his serve in this match!
- "I couldn`t have played better, it was almost a perfect performance" - Sampras said.
- "It was unbelievable, unreal" - Eltingh said about Sampras performance.

Match number 451

Tournament: Davis Cup (in The Netherlands)
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 17 July 1994

P.Sampras - R.Krajicek 6-2 5-7 6-7(5) 5-7

- Despite this Pete`s loss, Courier beat Eltingh and USA defeated The Netharlands 3-2.
- Sampras was injured and after this match he didn`t take part in any tournament until U.S. Open.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 08:26 PM
Match number 452

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 30 August 1994

P.Sampras - K.Ullyett 6-2 6-2 6-2

- Ullyett was ranked 206-th in the world.
- Sampras served 10 aces, Ullyett 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.
- "I didn`t have any problems. I had a long rest" - Sampras said.

Match number 453

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 2 September 1994

P.Sampras - D.Vacek 6-3 6-4 6-4

- Sampras served 17 aces, Vacek only 6.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.

Match number 454

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 4 September 1994

P.Sampras - R.Smith 4-6 6-2 6-4 6-3

- Smith was ranked 187-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (9-8).
- Smith made 7 double-faults.
- Sampras had 19 opportunities to break Smith, but converted only six!
- "I won and that`s the bottom line" - Sampras said about his problems with beating Roger Smith.

Match number 455

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 6 September 1994

P.Sampras - J.Yzaga 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-7(4) 5-7

- Yzaga was leading 5-2 in the final set, but Sampras tied to 5-5! However Yzaga won the next two games.
- Sampras served 12 aces, Yzaga 5.
- Both players made 9 double-faults.
- Sampras won 182 points, Yzaga 180, but he lost.
- This match lasted 3 hours and 38 minutes.
- "This is huge. I beat the No. 1 player in the world at a Grand Slam. It cannot be better than this. I really saw that he was getting tired, more tired every time and I congratulate him because he never really gave up and obviously he wasn`t feeling well, but he is great player" - Yzaga said.
- "I didn`t have anything left. This is like a major disappointment to lose like this" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-23-2007, 08:36 PM
Four photos (with injured Pete) from this famous match against Jaime Yzaga

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 09:48 AM
Match number 456

Tournament: Davis Cup (in Sweden)
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 23 September 1994

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2 7-6(3)

- In this Davis Cup match against Sweden all American team was playing for Vitas Gerulaitis who died on 17 September 1994. Gerulaitis and Sampras were very good friends... Vitas talked with Pete after his loss against Yzaga...

Match number 457

Tournament: Davis Cup (in Sweden)
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 25 September 1994

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 3-6 ret

- Sampras was forced to retire beacause of a strained right hamstring.
- USA blew a 2-0 lead and lost 2-3!

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 10:12 AM
Match number 458

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 26 October 1994

P.Sampras - D.Vacek 7-6(6) 6-1

- Both players served 9 aces.
- Vacek made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 6 minutes.

In the 3-th round Marc Rosset gave Pete a walkover :) He withdrew because of the flu.

Match number 459

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 28 October 1994

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 6-1 6-4

- Sampras noticed 6 aces, Larsson only 3.
- This match lasted only 57 minutes!

Match number 460

Tournament: Stockholm
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 29 October 1994

P.Sampras - B.Becker 4-6 4-6

- In the first set Sampras was 3-2 up with break! In the second set Becker was leading 4-2 (40-15), Sampras broke back to 4-4, but Becker won the next two games.
- Becker served 14 aces, Sampras only 5.
- Becker made 8 double-faults, Sampras 4.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes.
- "I`ve played many matches this year, but I don`t remember playing many times as good as I did today" - Becker said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 10:32 AM
Match number 461

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 2 November 1994

P.Sampras - J.Eltingh 4-6 6-2 6-4

Match number 462

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 3 November 1994

P.Sampras - R.Krajicek 6-4 7-6(3)

- Krajicek served 15 aces, Sampras only 2!
- Sampras won 80 points, Krajicek 74.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Match number 463

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 4 November 1994

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-7(6) 5-7

- Sampras served 17 aces, Agassi only 4 (other sources say Sampras served 19 aces).
- Agassi won 95 points, Sampras 91.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 1 minute.
- Sampras was a break up in both sets but couldn`t handle the pressure of some blistering service returns by Agassi!

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 12:51 PM
Match number 464

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 8 November 1994

P.Sampras - J.Van Herck 7-6(2) 6-4

- Van Herck was ranked 157-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (12-10).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.

Match number 465

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 10 November 1994

P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 6-3 6-3

- Sampras served 13 aces, Reneberg 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.
- "I feel a lot better now" - Sampras said.

Match number 466

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 11 November 1994

P.Sampras - B.Black 6-1 6-3

- Black was ranked 71-th in the world.
- Sampras noticed 6 aces.
- This match lasted only 57 minutes.
- "I`m playing a little bit better each match" - Sampras said.
- Sampras was slowed by a throat infection early in that week.

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 01:01 PM
Match number 467

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 12 November 1994

P.Sampras - J.Palmer 7-5 6-3

- Sampras served 12 aces, Palmer 6.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 6 minutes.

Match number 468

Tournament: Antwerp
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 13 November 1994

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 7-6(5) 6-4

- Title number 9 in 1994.
- Sampras was better in aces too (14-13).
- Sampras won 76 points, Larsson 75.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.
- "It gives me some confidence going into Frankfurt" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 01:21 PM
Match number 469

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 17 November 1994

P.Sampras - B.Becker 5-7 5-7

- Becker was better in aces too (15-12).
- Sampras made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 44 minutes.
- "He was just too good, that`s the best I`ve seen him play against me" - Sampras said.

Match number 470

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 18 November 1994

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 4-6 6-3 7-6(3)

- Sampras was leading 3-0 in the first set, but lost his serve twice!
- Both players served 10 aces.
- Edberg made 5 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- Sampras won 100 points, Edberg 91.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes.

Match number 471

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 19 November 1994

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 9 aces, Ivanisevic only 6!
- This match lasted only 1 hour and 4 minutes.
- Sampras beat Ivanisevic and then got help from Boris Becker who beat Stefan Edberg in three tough sets. Thanks to Becker help, Pete advanced to semis.

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 01:50 PM
Match number 472

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 20 November 1994

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3

- Sampras served 20 aces, Agassi 7.
- Sampras won 100 points, Agassi 94.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.
- "The game needs a good rivalry, but I didn`t want to lose to him twice in three weeks" - Sampras said.

Match number 473

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 21 November 1994

P.Sampras - B.Becker 4-6 6-3 7-5 6-4

- Sampras saved one set point at 4-5 (30-40) in the third set! He served an ace (192 km/h)!
- Title number 10 in 1994!
- Becker served 30 aces, Sampras only 9!
- Becker made 12 double-faults (10 of them in the second set)! He made 4 double-faults in one game in the 2nd set and Sampras broke his serve.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 39 minutes.
- "This ends the year on a great, great note" - Sampras said.
- "I want to thank you, Boris for letting me be here" - Sampras told Becker after the awards ceremony.

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 02:55 PM
Match number 474

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 7 December 1994

P.Sampras - J.Yzaga 6-2 6-4

- Sampras took revenge for this U.S. Open loss.
- This match lasted only 58 minutes!

Match number 475

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 9 December 1994

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-4 6-3

- This match lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Match number 476

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 10 December 1994

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-7(5) 10-8

- This match lasted 3 hours and 30 minutes.
- Ivanisevic served 41 aces, Sampras 29!
- Sampras wasted two set points in the first set!
- Sampras wasted 4 match points, but finally beat Ivanisevic.

Match number 477

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 11 December 1994

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 6-7(6) 6-4 6-7(5) 4-6

- Sampras was two points away twice from winning the 1st set: at 6:5 (30:30) on Larsson serve and at 6:6 in the tiebreaker.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 38 minutes.
- Larsson served 31 aces, had 20 service winners and made only 2 double-faults! Sampras served 17 aces.
- In the second set Sampras broke Larsson serve at 1-1 and won 6-4 (at 5-4 Larsson had 40-15 on Pete`s serve).
- In the fourth set Larsson was leading 4-0, 5-1, but Sampras won the next three games and saved one match point. However at 5-4 Larsson won his serve with no trouble.
- "This is the best Christmas present I could get" - Larsson said.

Maybe Voo de Mar knows something about the tiebreakers, especially the first one. Sampras could have one set point...

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 05:41 PM
1995

Match number 478

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 16 January 1995

P.Sampras - G.Pozzi 6-3 6-2 6-0

- Pozzi was ranked 95-th in the world.
- Sampras served 13 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Match number 479

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 18 January 1995

P.Sampras - J.Kroslak 6-2 6-0 6-1

- Kroslak was ranked 191-th in the world.
- Sampras served 10 aces.
- Kroslak made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.
- "When the sun comes out, it`s a lot quicker" - Sampras said.

Match number 480

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 20 January 1995

P.Sampras - L.Jonsson 6-1 6-2 6-4

- Jonsson was ranked 100-th in the world.
- Sampras served 15 aces, Jonsson 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes.
- "I had to try not to think about it and realize Tim is in good hands" - Sampras said about his coach Tim Gullikson illness.

Match number 481

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 22 January 1995

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 4-6 6-7(4) 7-5 6-4 6-4

- Larsson was leading 5-4 (30-15) in the third set, he was two points away from victory!
- Sampras was better in aces too (18-17).
- Sampras made 45 unforced errors.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults, Larsson 3.
- Sampras won 183 points, Larsson 179.
- This match lasted 3 hours and 7 minutes.
- "For the first 2 1/2 sets, I was just getting outplayed" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 07:35 PM
Match number 482

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 24 January 1995

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-7(4) 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 6-3

- Courier was leading 4-3 with break in the fourth set and lost three games in a row!
- Sampras served 23 aces, Courier 10.
- This match lasted 3 hours and 58 minutes.
- Very famous match with Sampras crying because of Gullikson illness.
- "Are you all right, Pete? We can do this tomorrow, you know" - Courier said during the final set.
- "Match of the decade" - Cliff Drysdale said.

Match number 483

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 26 January 1995

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-7(6) 6-3 6-4 6-4

- Chang was unexpectedly better in aces (20-13)!
- Sampras won 160 points, Chang 152.

Match number 484

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 29 January 1995

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-4 1-6 6-7(6) 4-6

- The first Grans Slam final loss since U.S. Open 1992.
- In the third set Sampras was a break up, but Agassi broke back immediately. In the tiebreaker Agassi was leading 3-0, later Sampras 5-3 and he wasted two set points (he had a 6-4 lead) and lost four points in a row!
- Sampras served 28 aces, Agassi 10.
- Sampras made 50 unforced errors including 6 double-faults (Agassi only 26 unforced errors and 4 double-faults).
- In the fourth set Sampras noticed 13 aces, three aces at 4-4, but it didn`t help him. Agassi broke his serve and finished this match in the next game. On match point he served his 10-th ace.
- Sampras won 154 points, Agassi 151!
- This final lasted 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Voo de Mar
06-24-2007, 08:17 PM
Maybe Voo de Mar knows something about the tiebreakers, especially the first one. Sampras could have one set point...

I saw that match but don't remember :(

Greg-Pete fan
06-24-2007, 09:13 PM
Match number 485

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 15 February 1995

P.Sampras - G.Doyle 6-1 6-0

- Doyle was ranked 231-th in the world.
- Sampras served 7 aces.
- Doyle made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted only 46 minutes!

Match number 486

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 16 February 1995

P.Sampras - M.Filippini 6-2 6-2

- Sampras noticed 4 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour.

Match number 487

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 17 February 1995

P.Sampras - T.Enqvist 7-5 3-6 6-3

- Sampras was better in aces too (14-13).
- Sampras won 93 points, Enqvist 89.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Match number 488

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 18 February 1995

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-4 6-7(6) 4-6

- Sampras wasted two match points in the 2nd set! He was serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set!
- Sampras served 17 aces, Martin 15.
- Sampras made 6 double-faults, Martin 3.
- Martin won 115 points, Sampras 112.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes.
- "It`s like a bad dream" - Sampras said.

Voo de Mar
06-25-2007, 10:29 AM
P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 9 aces, Ivanisevic only 6!
- This match lasted only 1 hour and 4 minutes.
- Sampras beat Ivanisevic and then got help from Boris Becker who beat Stefan Edberg in three tough sets. Thanks to Becker help, Pete advanced to semis.

- Edberg was leading 3:1 in the 3rd set against Becker and in the case of Edberg's win, they both (Edberg, Becker) would move to the semifinals - Sampras would have been elimintated :devil:



P.Sampras - A.Agassi 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3

- Sampras served 20 aces, Agassi 7.
- Sampras won 100 points, Agassi 94.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.
- "The game needs a good rivalry, but I didn`t want to lose to him twice in three weeks" - Sampras said.


- Sampras needed 6 set points to win second set.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 04:47 AM
Match number 489

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 22 February 1995

P.Sampras - M.Filippini 4-6 6-4 7-5

- Filippini was leading 2-0 and 3-1 in the third set!
- Sampras was better in aces too (10-9).
- Sampras won 104 points, Filippini 97.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 8 minutes.
- "Tonight was a bit of a struggle and these fans really helped me out. I didn`t really play that well. The court is really slow and that hurt me some. This was a little too close for comfort" - Sampras said. "This is the slowest court I`ve ever played on" - he added.

Match number 490

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 23 February 1995

P.Sampras - P.Haarhuis 4-6 4-6

- Haarhuis was leading even 6-4 3-0!
- Haarhuis was better in aces too (9-6).
- Haarhuis won 67 points, Sampras 61.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes.
- "Upsets happen. Unfortunately it happened to me today. I never felt comfortable out there. If you`re not right on top of your game against a player like Paul, you can`t win" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 05:08 AM
Match number 491

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 9 March 1995

P.Sampras - J.Bjorkman 6-3 7-6(5)

- Sampras took the first set in just 28 minutes, but in the second set Bjorkman was leading 4-1!
- Sampras served 14 aces, Bjorkman only 5.
- Sampras won 60 points, Bjorkman 52.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Match number 492

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 10 March 1995

P.Sampras - P.Rafter 6-4 6-7(8) 6-1

- Sampras was better in aces too (8-7).
- Rafter made 7 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Match number 493

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 11 March 1995

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-3 6-4

- Both players noticed 5 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 06:28 AM
Match number 494

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 12 March 1995

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 4-6 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 13 aces, Edberg 6.
- Both players made 4 double-faults.
- Sampras won 91 points, Edberg 88.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 49 minutes.

Match number 495

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 13 March 1995

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 7-5 6-3 7-5

- "The final is going to be a tough match" - Agassi said before this champions "battle".
- First title in 1995.
- Sampras served 18 aces, Agassi 9.
- Sampras had 28 service winners too, Agassi 9.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes.
- Sampras finished this match by serving an ace!
- "Andre played great tennis and I had to be at my best" - Sampras said.
- "This was a rough day at the office. It`s disappointing" - Agassi said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 06:57 AM
Match number 496

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 19 March 1995

P.Sampras - D.Rostagno 6-3 6-2

- Sampras noticed 5 aces, Rostagno 3.
- This match lasted only 1 hour and 3 minutes.
"It feels good, because now I`m going to go watch Michael Jordan play" (Jordan first "comeback") - Sampras said.

Match number 497

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 20 March 1995

P.Sampras - J.Palmer 6-4 6-4

- Palmer was better in aces (8-7).
- Palmer made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.

Match number 498

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 21 March 1995

P.Sampras - B.Karbacher 6-2 6-3

- Sampras served 7 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 9 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 07:39 AM
Match number 499

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 23 March 1995

P.Sampras - A.Medvedev 6-1 6-7(5) 6-4

- Medvedev was leading 3-1 and later 4-3 in the third set!
- Sampras served 11 aces, Medvedev 5.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults.
- This match lasted 2 hours.
- "I told him at the net he probably should have beat me. But as the matches all went today, I guess a lead wasn`t a good omen" - Sampras said.

Match number 500

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 24 March 1995

P.Sampras - J.Bjorkman 4-6 6-0 6-1

- Sampras served 9 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.

Match number 501

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 26 March 1995

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-3 2-6 6-7(3)

- Agassi took revenge for Indian Wells final.
- Sampras served 9 aces, Agassi only 4.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes.
- Sampras was leading 40-0 on Agassi serve at 2-2 in the 2nd set, but Agassi won 17 points in a row and took this set 6-2!
- "We were both busting our butt trying as hard as we can, and it happened to go my way this week" - Agassi said. "My dad had open-heart surgery and I`m going to dedicate this win to my dad" - he added.
- "Pete is coming with me to New York tonight in my plane and we are going to see if we can go catch Grease together" - Agassi said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 08:06 AM
Match number 502

Tournament: Davis Cup (in Italy)
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 1 April 1995

P.Sampras - R.Furlan 7-6(3) 6-3 6-0

- Match was delayed a day by rain.

Match number 503

Tournament: Davis Cup (in Italy)
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 2 April 1995

P.Sampras - A.Gaudenzi 6-3 1-6 6-3

- USA defeated Italy 5-0.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 08:22 AM
Match number 504

Tournament: Barcelona
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 12 April 1995

P.Sampras - O.Gross 6-1 2-6 3-6

- Gross was ranked 84-th in the world.
- Sampras noticed 4 aces (Gross 2), but made 5 double-faults.
- Gross won 89 points, Sampras 83.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes.
- It was the first Pete`s match since being overtaken by Andre Agassi for the top spot in tennis!
- Sampras saved two match points at 0-5 in the third set! He cut the lead to 3-5, but Gross finished this match in the next game.
- "I really played motivated. I came to win this tournament and played some good tennis. After a very good start, I found myself in the second set really pressing" - Sampras said.
- "It means a lot to me beating Sampras. It`s my best win ever" - Gross said.

Match number 505

Tournament: Monte Carlo
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 25 April 1995

P.Sampras - P.Haarhuis 6-4 1-1 ret

- Sampras was forced to retire after twisting his right ankle. After a few minutes of treatment, Sampras decided to quit the match.
- Both players noticed 1 ace.
- Sampras won 44 points, Haarhuis 38.
- This match lasted only 59 minutes.
- "My foot just got stuck to the court. I immediately felt pain all over my foot up to the ankle" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 11:25 AM
Match number 506

Tournament: Hamburg
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 10 May 1995

P.Sampras - C.Costa 6-3 7-5

- C.Costa was ranked 71-th in the world.
- C.Costa was better in aces (6-4).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Match number 507

Tournament: Hamburg
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 11 May 1995

P.Sampras - D.Vacek 6-2 3-6 6-2

- Vacek was better in aces (11-4).
- Vacek made 6 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 11:49 AM
Match number 508

Tournament: Hamburg
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 13 May 1995

P.Sampras - W.Ferreira 6-2 6-2

- Both players served 4 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 2 minutes.

Match number 509

Tournament: Hamburg
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 14 May 1995

P.Sampras - A.Medvedev 4-6 6-2 4-6

- Both players noticed 2 aces and 2 double-faults.
- Sampras made 41 unforced errors!
- Medvedev won 96 points, Sampras 88.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 04:53 PM
Match number 510

Tournament: Rome
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 16 May 1995

P.Sampras - F.Santoro 4-6 3-6

- Sampras noticed 2 aces and made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras made 42 unforced errors compared with 22 for Santoro.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.
- "The Italian crowd is very vocal. They were just as disappointed as I was. It didn`t feel that great to walk off the court. I had an off day. On clay, it`s harder for me to get out of it than on other surfaces. I dug myself a really big hole and I couldn`t get out of it. All in all, it was a pretty bad day at the office" - Sampras said.

Match number 511

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 29 and 30 May 1995

P.Sampras - G.Schaller 6-7(3) 6-4 7-6(4) 2-6 4-6

- This match lasted 4 hours and 4 minutes.
- Sampras served 24 aces, but made 10 double-faults.
- Both players won 189 points!
- Sampras was up 2-0 in the 1st set.
- Schaller wasted a 4-2 lead in the 2nd set.
- The match was suspended due to darkness when Sampras was leading 3-1 in the third set. Sampras wasted one set point at 6:5 on Schaller serve in the 3rd set before winning the tiebreaker.
- Sampras broke Schaller in the 1st game of the final set.
- Schaller was leading 4-1 in the final set, Sampras broke back to 4-4, but Schaller won the next two games.
- "I haven`t lost in the first round of a Grand Slam event for quite a while so this is kind of going to be a new experience for me. I changed my whole schedule to play more on clay. I had my chances and came up a little bit short. This loss is probably going to sit with me for quite a while" - Sampras said.
- "It seems like Austrian players year on clay courts" - Schaller said.
- An article about this match: http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19950601.html

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 09:12 PM
Match number 512

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 14 June 1995

P.Sampras - J.Stark 7-6(4) 6-3

- Stark was ranked 66-th in the world.
- Stark was better in aces (13-9).
- Sampras lost only four points against his serve in the first set.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- "The red stuff is in the history books. The clay-court season obviously was a disaster and it feels pretty good to be back on the grass court" - Sampras said.

Match number 513

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 15 June 1995

P.Sampras - J.Bates 6-3 7-5

- Bates was ranked 90-th in the world.
- Sampras saved one set point on his serve at 4-5 in the 2nd set!
- Sampras served 13 aces.
- Bates made 7 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.
- "It was a strange second set" - Sampras said.

Match number 514

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 16 June 1995

P.Sampras - S.Stolle 6-2 6-3

- Stolle was ranked 301-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (13-7).
- This match lasted only 54 minutes!

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 09:26 PM
Match number 515

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: SF
Date: 18 June 1995

P.Sampras - M.K.Goellner 6-7(4) 6-2 13-11

- Goellner was ranked 73-th in the world.
- Sampras saved three match points and beat Goellner despite losing 2-5 in the third set!
- Goellner was better in aces (20-19).
- Goellner made 13 double-faults, Sampras 5.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.
- "It was as if I had nine lives in the semifinal against Goellner" - Sampras said.

Match number 516

Tournament: Queens Club
Surface: grass
Round: FINAL
Date: 18 June 1995 (two matches in the same day)!

P.Sampras - G.Forget 7-6(3) 7-6(6)

- Second title in 1995.
- Sampras served 21 aces, Forget 15.
- Sampras won 74 points, Forget 65.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.
- No breaks of serve, no breakpoints, no deuce in the whole match!

Voo de Mar
06-26-2007, 09:31 PM
P.Sampras - G.Forget 7-6(3) 7-6(6)

- Second title in 1995.
- Sampras served 21 aces, Forget 15.
- Sampras won 74 points, Forget 65.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.

It was a nice tie-breaker's revenge. Sampras lost 5 previous tie-breaks to Forget and in 4 of those 5 sets wasted set points.

Greg-Pete fan
06-26-2007, 09:34 PM
It was a nice tie-breaker's revenge. Sampras lost 5 previous tie-breaks to Forget and in 4 of those 5 sets wasted set points.

But in the second set tiebreaker Sampras had his first set point at 6-5 or maybe Forget?:)

Voo de Mar
06-26-2007, 09:44 PM
But in the second set tiebreaker Sampras had his first set point at 6-5 or maybe Forget?:)

I don't remember although I saw only that tie-break from this match :(

Greg-Pete fan
06-27-2007, 11:43 AM
Match number 517

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 26 June 1995

P.Sampras - K.Braasch 7-6(4) 6-7(2) 6-4 6-1

- Braasch was ranked 120-th in the world.
- Sampras served 20 aces, Braasch 11.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults, Braasch 4.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 27 minutes.
- "Everybody who plays me, they always play bad" - Braasch said.
- "I was pretty glad to see a grass court" - Sampras said.
- "He`s a pain in the ass to play" - Sampras said about Braasch.

Match number 518

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 28 June 1995

P.Sampras - T.Henman 6-2 6-3 7-6(3)

- Henman was ranked 174-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces (11-6).
- Henman made 12 double-faults, Sampras 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 56 minutes.

Match number 519

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 30 June 1995

P.Sampras - J.Palmer 4-6 6-4 6-1 6-2

- Palmer was ranked 73-th in the world.
- Sampras served 18 aces, Palmer 8.
- Palmer made 10 double-faults, Sampras 9.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes.
- "I just played one loose game, and you can`t afford to do that at this level" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-27-2007, 12:08 PM
Match number 520

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 4
Date: 2 July 1995

P.Sampras - G.Rusedski 6-4 6-3 7-5

- Rusedski was ranked 60-th in the world.
- Rusedski served 11 aces, Sampras 9.
- Rusedski made 6 double-faults.
- Rusedski finished this match making his 6-th double-fault!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.
- "He`s got a couple of holes in his game" - Sampras said about Rusedski.

Match number 521

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 4 July 1995

P.Sampras - S.Matsuoka 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 6-2

- Matsuoka was ranked 108-th in the world.
- Matsuoka won the first set and at 3-3 in the second he had three break points on Sampras serve!
- Matsuoka served 18 aces, Sampras only 6!
- Matsuoka made 7 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-27-2007, 06:49 PM
Match number 522

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: SF
Date: 6 July 1995

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(7) 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-3

- I`m not sure, but in the first set tiebreaker Ivanisevic wasted one set point at 6-5 or 7-6.
- Ivanisevic broke Sampras in the 10-th game to win 6-4 in the 2nd set.
- Sampras broke Ivanisevic twice in the third set.
- Fourth set lasted only 22 minutes!
- Ivanisevic served 38 aces, Sampras 23 (other sources say that Ivanisevic had 36 aces, Sampras 20).
- Ivanisevic made 9 double-faults, Sampras 4.
- Ivanisevic won 185 points, Sampras 175.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 33 minutes.
- "Probably I was born unlucky. So many chances and every time unlucky. All the match I was unlucky" - Ivanisevic said.

Match number 523

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: FINAL
Date: 8 July 1995

P.Sampras - B.Becker 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4 6-2

- Third Wimbledon title in a row!
- Sampras served 23 aces, Becker 16.
- Becker made 16 double-faults, Sampras 7.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes.
- "It wouldn`t have made a difference if I had my eyes open or not. He would have hit the line anyway" - Becker said about Sampras serve.
- "To make this a three peat is something I`m pretty proud of. Right now it`s kind of a blur to be honest. I`ll just go back home tomorrow, put the racket up for a bit and reflect on what I just did" - Sampras said.
- "I lost my power after the first set and I think Pete sensed that. He`s the most difficult opponent I've faced in a Wimbledon final. "I can`t blame myself - I didn't have any chances at all. After the first set he just bombed me. My coach told me that I only won 20 points on his serve and sever of those were double faults" - Becker said.
- Articles about that final: http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19950710.html
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19950710.html#2
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19950710.html#3
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19950710.html#4
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19950710.html#5
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19950710.html#6
http://www.samprasfanz.com/news/1990/19950710.html#7

Greg-Pete fan
06-27-2007, 07:42 PM
Match number 524

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 26 July 1995

P.Sampras - J.Stark 6-3 4-6 6-4

- Stark was ranked 73-th in the world.
- Stark was better in aces (16-12).
- Sampras made 11 double-faults, Stark 7.
- Sampras won 105 points, Stark 104.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 18 minutes.
- "It was pretty hot out there, humid. I lost concentration for about 10 minutes there. The heat was getting to me, but I got over it. All in all, I played pretty well" - Sampras said.

Match number 525

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 27 July 1995

P.Sampras - M.Hadad 6-2 6-3

- Hadad was ranked 92-th in the world.
- Sampras served 8 aces, but made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes.

Match number 526

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 28 July 1995

P.Sampras - M.Stich 7-6(3) 6-2

- Stich was leading 4-0 in the first set!
- Only 9 aces in this match (5-4 Stich)!
- Stich made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-27-2007, 07:53 PM
Match number 527

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 29 July 1995

P.Sampras - T.Enqvist 3-6 6-3 7-6(3)

- Sampras saved one match point at 5-6 in the third set!
- Sampras served 22 aces, Enqvist 12.
- Enqvist made 5 double-faults, Sampras 4.
- Sampras won 99 points, Enqvist 98.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 1 minute.
- "The way Andre has played in the past year, he`s oozing with confidence" - Sampras said about coming final against Agassi.

Match number 528

Tournament: Toronto
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 30 July 1995

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-3 2-6 3-6

- Sampras served 12 aces, Agassi 6.
- Agassi won 87 points, Sampras 81.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 53 minutes.
- "We had a little personal double-or-nothing bet on today`s match" - Agassi said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-28-2007, 10:48 AM
Match number 529

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 8 August 1995

P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-3 7-6(3)

- Sampras was better in aces too (8-7).
- Korda made 7 double-faults, Sampras 5.
- Sampras won 69 points, Korda 63.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.
- "I got off to a good start, even though I didn`t think I was hitting the ball that well. Then I let up a little bit. Once I let him back into the match, he played well" - Sampras said.

Match number 530

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 10 August 1995

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-7(2) 6-4 7-6(4)

- Sampras saved 10 break points - twice coming back from 0-40!
- Sampras served 22 aces, Martin 19.
- Sampras made 8 double-faults, Martin 7.
- Martin won 120 points, Sampras 116!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Match number 531

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 11 August 1995

P.Sampras - M.Stich 7-6(5) 6-7(3) 1-6

- Sampras wasted one match point in the second set! Stich anulled it by serving an ace! It was the second time when Sampras wasted a match point against Stich!
- This match lasted 2 hours and 2 minutes.
- Stich fired 27 aces, Sampras only 6!
- Sampras made 9 double-faults.

Greg-Pete fan
06-28-2007, 11:06 AM
Match number 532

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 15 August 1995

P.Sampras - V.Spadea 7-5 6-4

- Spadea was ranked 81-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (11-9).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.
- "I`ve learned to deal with the heat the hard way in Cincinnati" - Sampras said.

Match number 533

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 17 August 1995

P.Sampras - J.Apell 6-3 6-4

- Apell was ranked 68-th in the world.
- Sampras served 11 aces, Apell only 3.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 6 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-28-2007, 11:16 AM
Match number 534

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 18 August 1995

P.Sampras - A.Medvedev 6-2 6-2

- It was 400-th win for Sampras!
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- Medvedev made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 8 minutes.

Match number 535

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 19 August 1995

P.Sampras - B.Karbacher 6-4 4-6 1-6

- Sampras served 13 aces, Karbacher 10.
- Both players made 5 double-faults.
- Karbacher won 82 points, Sampras 74.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-28-2007, 11:45 AM
Match number 536

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 29 August 1995

P.Sampras - F.Meligeni 6-0 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 8 aces, Meligeni 6.
- Meligeni made 7 double-faults, Sampras 4.

Match number 537

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 31 August 1995

P.Sampras - J.Yzaga 6-1 6-4 6-3

- Yzaga was ranked 69-th in the world.
- Sampras served 16 aces. In the first game he served an ace (210 km), in another game he was serving aces with speed 198, 205 and 206 km/h!
- Sampras met Yzaga for the fourth time at U.S. Open!
- This match lasted 1 hour and 32 minutes.
- "Once I saw the draw and the possibility of playing Jaime, I was really looking forward to it" - Sampras said.
- "He didn't make any mistakes" - Yzaga said.

Match number 538

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 2 September 1995

P.Sampras - M.Philippoussis 6-7(5) 7-5 7-5 6-3

- Philippoussis was ranked 93-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (28-14).
- Sampras made 14 double-falts, Philippoussis 9.
- Sampras was leading 5-2 in the second and 4-0 (40-0) in the third set!
- "I am 4-0, 40-0 on my way to a routine 6-1 set and then I played like an idiot. I was really pissed off" - Sampras said:lol:

Greg-Pete fan
06-28-2007, 08:17 PM
Match number 539

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 5 September 1995

P.Sampras - T.Martin 7-6(4) 6-3 6-4

- Sampras was better in aces too (17-11).
- Both players made 7 double-faults.

Match number 540

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 7 September 1995

P.Sampras - B.Black 7-6(3) 6-4 6-0

- B.Black was ranked 70-th in the world.
- Sampras served 22 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- "Sampras really blew me off the court. When he is at the top of his game, it is pretty to watch" - Black said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-28-2007, 08:59 PM
Match number 541

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 9 September 1995

P.Sampras - J.Courier 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-5

- Sampras served 27 aces, Courier 10.
- Sampras made 7 double-faults, Courier 5.
- This match lasted 3 hours and 2 minutes.
- "I`m not tired and I`ve got plenty of time to get ready for the final. And Pete if you are watching, I`m coming" - Agassi said into the television cameras after beating Becker in the second semifinal.

Match number 542

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 11 September 1995

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-4 6-3 4-6 7-5

- "This is the match everyone wanted to see, isn`t it" - Boris Becker said when he lost to Agassi.
- It was the third U.S. Open title for Sampras, but only fourth title in 1995!
- Sampras served 24 aces, Agassi 8.
- Sampras made 6 double-faults, Agassi 4.
- Sampras broke Agassi serve at 5-4 in the first set after very long and fantastic rally! John McEnroe said it was the best rally he has ever seen!
- Sampras was leading two sets to love and 2-1 with break in the third set, but lost his serve twice!
- Sampras served 142 aces in this tournament!

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 05:46 AM
Match number 543

Tournament: Davis Cup (in USA)
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 22 September 1995

P.Sampras - T.Enqvist 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-3

- Sampras served 24 aces.
- Pete`s coach Tim Gullikson was watching Sampras play in person for the first time since he was rushed home from the Australian Open in January.

Match number 544

Tournament: Davis Cup (in USA)
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 24 September 1995

P.Sampras - M.Wilander 2-6 7-6(4) 6-3

- USA beat Sweden 4-1 and advanced to the final.

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 06:16 AM
Match number 545

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 17 October 1995

P.Sampras - G.Forget 6-3 6-4

- Forget was ranked 61-th in the world.
- Both players noticed 10 aces.
- Sampras won 52 points, Forget 46.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Match number 546

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 19 October 1995

P.Sampras - R.Agenor 6-4 6-1

- Agenor was ranked 164-th in the world.
- Sampras served 14 aces, Agenor only 4.
- This match lasted only 53 minutes.
- "I feel I am approaching my best tennis" - Sampras said.

Match number 547

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 20 October 1995

P.Sampras - M.Huard 6-4 6-2

- Huard was ranked 361-th in the world.
- Sampras served 4 aces and made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Match number 548

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 21 October 1995

P.Sampras - T.Martin 7-6(2) 6-4

- Sampras served 8 aces, Martin 5.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 31 minutes.
- Sampras beat Martin for the eighth time in 10 meetings!

Match number 549

Tournament: Lyon
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 22 October 1995

P.Sampras - W.Ferreira 6-7(2) 7-5 3-6

- Ferreira was better in aces too (7-5).
- Sampras made 6 double-faults.
- Ferreira won 121 points, Sampras 111.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 18 minutes.
- The turning point of the match came in the fourth game of the third set on Sampras service. The game went to nine deuces(!) before Pete lost his serve.
- "I played one of the best matches I could play. I tired a little at the end, but I wasn`t going to get tight" - Ferreira said.

Voo de Mar
06-29-2007, 11:02 AM
Match number 544

Tournament: Davis Cup (in USA)
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 24 September 1995

P.Sampras - M.Wilander 2-6 7-6(4) 6-3

- USA beat Sweden 4-1 and advanced to the final.

Wilander was leading 4:1 in the 2nd set with a double break :D

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 01:12 PM
Match number 550

Tournament: Essen
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 25 October 1995

P.Sampras - S.Edberg 6-3 6-2

- Last meeting with Stefan Edberg.
- Sampras served 12 aces, but made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes.

Match number 551

Tournament: Essen
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 26 October 1995

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 6-2 6-4

- Sampras served 10 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 01:50 PM
Match number 552

Tournament: Essen
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 27 October 1995

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-2 7-6(6)

- Courier wasted three set points in the second set tiebreaker!
- Sampras served 13 aces, Courier only 4.
- Sampras won 73 points, Courier 63.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.
- "He should have won the tiebreak. It`s always a battle when I play Jim" - Sampras said.

Match number 553

Tournament: Essen
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 28 October 1995

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-7(6) 2-6

- Sampras was leading 4-1 in the first set!
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 02:38 PM
Match number 554

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 1 November 1995

P.Sampras - A.Boetsch 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 9 aces, Boetsch 5.
- Both players made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 17 minutes.

Match number 555

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 2 November 1995

P.Sampras - J.Siemerink 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 9 aces, Siemerink only 4.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes.

Match number 556

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 3 November 1995

P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 6-2 6-3

- Sampras served 15 aces, Hlasek 7.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 02:55 PM
Match number 557

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 4 November 1995

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-4 3-6 6-3

- Sampras was better in aces too (17-6).
- Courier won 83 points, Sampras 82.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes.
- It was Pete`s 14-th win in 17 meetings against Courier!

Match number 558

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 5 November 1995

P.Sampras - B.Becker 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4

- It was the 36-th career title and fifth of the season for Sampras.
- Becker was better in aces (19-12).
- Becker made 6 double-faults, Sampras 5.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes.
- Becker was leading 3-1 in the first set tiebreaker!
- Sampras wasted two match points at 5-3 (on Becker serve) in the third set, but finished this match in the next game on his serve.
- "He deserves to be the winner of the tournament. He deserves to be No. 1" - Becker said.
- "It was very important to win here after losing at Lyon" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 03:15 PM
Match number 559

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 15 November 1995

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 6-3 6-3

- Sampras served 18 aces, Kafelnikov only 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 6 minutes.
- Kafelnikov wasted six break points in the whole match.

Match number 560

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 16 November 1995

P.Sampras - B.Becker 6-2 7-6(3)

- Sampras served 12 aces, Becker only 6.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 21 minutes.
- "I really couldn`t play any better. The way I`m playing now, I`m going to be pretty tough to beat" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 03:30 PM
Match number 561

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 17 November 1995

P.Sampras - W.Ferreira 6-7(1) 6-4 3-6

- In the first set tiebreaker Sampras made six unforced errors!
- In the second set Ferreira was leading 4-3 (40-0) on Sampras serve, but Pete won this game, broke Ferreira and took this set 6-4!
- Ferreira was better in aces too (18-13).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Match number 562

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 18 November 1995

P.Sampras - M.Chang 4-6 4-6

- Both players served 7 aces.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Chang won 64 points, Sampras 55.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes.
- "I knew his serve improved quite a bit over the past couple of years. At key points, he was coming in with the big ace" - Sampras said.

pj80
06-29-2007, 05:01 PM
Match number 552

Tournament: Stuttgart
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 27 October 1995

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-2 7-6(6)

- Courier wasted three set points in the second set tiebreaker!
- Sampras served 13 aces, Courier only 4.
- Sampras won 73 points, Courier 63.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.
- "He should have won the tiebreak. It`s always a battle when I play Jim" - Sampras said.

Match number 553

Tournament: Stuttgart
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 28 October 1995

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-7(6) 2-6

- Sampras was leading 4-1 in the first set!
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes.

greg this tournament actually took place in essen and not stuttgart, it wasnt until 1996 that they switched to stuttgart.

Voo de Mar
06-29-2007, 05:47 PM
greg this tournament actually took place in essen and not stuttgart, it wasnt until 1996 that they switched to stuttgart.

Exactly.

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 06:20 PM
Of course Essen (in 1995), I forgot about it. I`ll correct it for a moment:)

Greg-Pete fan
06-29-2007, 08:51 PM
Match number 563

Tournament: Davis Cup (in Russia)
Surface: clay
Round: FINAL
Date: 1 December 1995

P.Sampras - A.Chesnokov 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4

- Chesnokov was ranked 91-th in the world.
- Sampras collapsed because of legs cramps just after winning the final point!
- In the first set Sampras lost his serve three times!
- Sampras was leading two sets to one and 4-2 (40-15) in the fourth set!
- In the fourth set tiebreaker Chesnokov was leading 4-0,5-1, Sampras tied to 5-5, but he made a double-fault on set point for Chesnokov!
- Sampras served 13 aces, Chesnokov 11.
- This match lasted 3 hours and 38 minutes.
- Both players made many unforced errors (Sampras 73, Czesnokov 40)!

Match number 564

Tournament: Davis Cup (in Russia)
Surface: clay
Round: FINAL
Date: 3 December 1995

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 6-2 6-4 7-6(4)

- USA beat Russia 3-2, but this victory over Kafelnikov was the most important in this final. Sampras won all three points for USA!
- Sampras served 16 aces.
- In the third set one game lasted 20 minutes (eight deuces)!
- Sampras was serving for the match at 6-5 in the third set, but Kafelnikov broke back to 6-6. In the tiebreaker Sampras won 7-4 and finished this match by serving an ace.

Match number 565

Tournament: C.G.S.C. Munchen
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 6 December 1995

P.Sampras - P.McEnroe 6-1 7-6(1)

Pete didn`t play his QF match against Goran Ivanisevic. He gave him a walkover because of inflamed muscles in his right leg.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 08:21 AM
Match number 566

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 16 January 1996

P.Sampras - R.Fromberg 7-5 6-3 6-2

- Fromberg was ranked 118-th in the world.
- Fromberg was better in aces (10-4).
- Fromberg wasted 10 break points!

Match number 567

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 18 January 1996

P.Sampras - M.Joyce 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

- Joyce was ranked 89-th in the world.
- Sampras served 20 aces, Joyce only 4.
- Joyce made 8 double-faults, Sampras 3.

Match number 568

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 20 January 1996

P.Sampras - M.Philippoussis 4-6 6-7(9) 6-7(3)

- "It was a dangerous match" - Sampras said before the match and he was absolutely right.
- Philippoussis broke Sampras serve in the tenth game of the first set.
- Sampras wasted a lot of chances in the second set tiebreaker. He was leading 3-0, 5-2 and wasted two set points at 6-5 and 8-7!
- In the third set tiebrekaer Philippoussis had 6-1 lead, Sampras saved two match points, but he missed a backhand return in the next point.
- Philippoussis served 29 aces, Sampras only 5!
- Philippoussis made 6 double-faults.
- Philippoussis had 12 forehand and 11 backhand winners!
- Sampras had only two break points in the whole match and won only 5 points on Philippoussis serve in the third set!

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 08:48 AM
Match number 569

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 13 February 1996

P.Sampras - T.Ho 6-4 6-3

- Ho was ranked 129-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (11-10).
- Sampras made 6 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Match number 570

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 15 February 1996

P.Sampras - N.Marques 6-1 6-3

- Marques was ranked 105-th in the world.
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- This match lasted only 55 minutes.
- "I want to win every match I play whether it`s San Jose or the U.S. Open" - Sampras said.

Match number 571

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 16 February 1996

P.Sampras - G.Rusedski 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4

- Rusedski was better in aces (13-8).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 09:01 AM
Match number 572

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 17 February 1996

P.Sampras - J.Kroslak 7-6(6) 6-3

- Kroslak was ranked 119-th in the world.
- Kroslak wasted two set points in the first set tiebreaker! Sampras survived when Kroslak double-faulted twice and lost the last four points!
- Sampras served 12 aces, Kroslak 9.
- Kroslak made 5 double-faults, Sampras 2.
- Sampras won 81 points, Kroslak 72.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 31 minutes.
- "The tiebreaker`s always a crap-shoot, and today I got a little lucky. He was going for huge second serves the whole match. It was only a matter of time before he missed those" - Sampras said.

Match number 573

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 18 February 1996

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-2 6-3

- First title in 1996.
- Sampras served 5 aces, Agassi 3.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 7 minutes.
- "Everything just clicked. I don`t know why. I wish it was that way every day. The only thing I didn`t do really well was serve, but I served well on the big points" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 09:23 AM
Match number 574

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 21 February 1996

P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 6-3 7-6(4)

- Reneberg was leading 5-2 in the second set!
- Sampras served 19 aces, Reneberg 9.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Match number 575

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 22 February 1996

P.Sampras - G.Rusedski 7-6(7) 7-6(1)

- Rusedski was better in aces (20-10).
- Sampras won 82 points, Rusedski 74.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes.
- "When he hits it, that`s when you need to try to get it and hope your racket hits the strings" - Sampras said about Rusedski serve.

Match number 576

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 23 February 1996

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 6-4 7-6(7)

- Sampras was better in aces too (16-11).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 09:39 AM
Match number 577

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 24 February 1996

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-3 6-2

- Sampras served 12 aces, Chang 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Match number 578

Tournament: Memphis
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 25 February 1996

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-4 7-6(2)

- Sampras was better in aces too (10-8).
- This final lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes.
- "I was ready to go from the first point, and things went OK. It was a good week for me" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 10:10 AM
Match number 579

Tournament: Rotterdam
Surface: indoor
Round: 1
Date: 6 March 1996

P.Sampras - T.Carbonell 6-1 3-6 7-5

- Carbonell served 25 aces, Sampras 15!
- Sampras won 87 points, Carbonell 77.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.
- Sampras needed six match points to beat Carbonell!

Match number 580

Tournament: Rotterdam
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 7 March 1996

P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4

- Hlasek was better in aces (19-10).
- Sampras made 7 double-faults, Hlasek 4.
- Sampras won 101 points, Hlasek 94.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes.
- Sampras was hampered after twisting an ankle in the second set, but rallied to beat Hlasek.
- Sampras was leading 5-3 in the first set tiebreaker and he served clear ace, but it was called out.
- Sampras got a penalty point during this match! He took 3 minute extratime and ATP medical officer put bind to his foot. Then Pete was again in changeover leading by 5-4 with break. The same doctor took away the bind and it took more time than allowed. Sampras told the umpire he would have to wait more! He got penalty point and when he began to serve, he was 0-15. However Hlasek was very fair. He didn`t move at all when Pete served and he began to play in 15-15.

Voo de Mar - Do you remember this situation? :)

Pete was injured and didn`t play in his QF match against Tim Henman. He gave 79-th ranked Henman a walkover.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 10:34 AM
Pete advanced to the third round of Indian Wells tournament because of Alex Corretja walkover.

Match number 581

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 14 March 1996

P.Sampras - M.Joyce 6-3 6-4

- Joyce was ranked 82-th in the world.
- Sampras served 10 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour.

Match number 582

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 15 March 1996

P.Sampras - P.Haarhuis 5-7 7-6(5) 1-6

- Haarhuis was ranked 68-th in the world.
- Both players noticed 12 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes.
- It was the third Haarhuis victory over Sampras in four matches!

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 10:52 AM
Match number 583

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 23 March 1996

P.Sampras - S.Schalken 6-3 6-2

- Schalken was better in aces (4-3).
- This match lasted 1 hour.

Match number 584

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 24 March 1996

P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 7-5 7-6(3)

- Sampras served 6 aces, Hlasek 3.
- Hlasek made 5 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.
- "Certain places I play well and this is one of them. The Lipton has a Grand Slam feel" - Sampras said.

Match number 585

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 26 March 1996

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-3 6-4

- Martin was better in aces (8-5).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 11:01 AM
Match number 586

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 28 March 1996

P.Sampras - V.Spadea 6-3 6-4

- Spadea was ranked 90-th in the world.
- Sampras served 7 aces, Spadea 4.
- Sampras won 59 points, Spadea 51.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 9 minutes.

Match number 587

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 29 March 1996

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-2 4-6 4-6

- Sampras was better in aces (11-10).
- Sampras won 81 points, Ivanisevic 77.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 29 minutes.
- Sampras was leading 6-2 1-0 and he was playing almost perfect tennis, but after a 48-minute rain delay Ivanisevic started playing much better.

Voo de Mar
06-30-2007, 11:27 AM
P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4

- Sampras got a penalty point during this match! He took 3 minute extratime and ATP medical officer put bind to his foot. Then Pete was again in changeover leading by 5-4 with break. The same doctor took away the bind and it took more time than allowed. Sampras told the umpire he would have to wait more! He got penalty point and when he began to serve, he was 0-15. However Hlasek was very fair. He didn`t move at all when Pete served and he began to play in 15-15.

Voo de Mar - Do you remember this situation? :)


I don't remember although I saw the whole match.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 03:35 PM
Match number 588

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 10 April 1996

P.Sampras - S.Lareau 6-1 3-6 6-1

- Lareau was ranked 127-th in the world.
- Sampras served 11 aces, Lareau 5.
- Sampras made 10 double-faults, Lareau 7.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Match number 589

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 11 April 1996

P.Sampras - P.Rafter 6-3 7-6(1)

- Rafter was ranked 89-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces (4-3).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 03:57 PM
Match number 590

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 12 April 1996

P.Sampras - D.Prinosil 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3

- Sampras served 19 aces, Prinosil 7.
- Sampras made 10 double-faults, Prinosil 8.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Match number 591

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 13 April 1996

P.Sampras - J.Siemerink 6-3 4-6 7-6(2)

- Sampras served 12 aces, Siemerink 6.
- Siemerink made 9 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Match number 592

Tournament: Hongkong
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 14 April 1996

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-4 3-6 6-4

- Sampras served 14 aces, Chang 7.
- Sampras won 94 points, Chang 92.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 2 minutes.
- "It`s nice to get the ranking here and I am going to Tokyo where hopefully I can hang on to it" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 04:17 PM
Match number 593

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 17 April 1996

P.Sampras - L.Roux 6-3 6-2

- Roux was ranked 139-th in the world.
- Sampras served 15 aces.
- This match lasted only 52 minutes!
- "I always seem to play pretty well on this court" - Sampras said.

Match number 594

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 18 April 1996

P.Sampras - M.Norman 5-7 6-4 6-1

- Norman was ranked 127-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (15-8).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 04:28 PM
Match number 595

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 19 April 1996

P.Sampras - G.Forget 3-6 6-3 6-4

- Last meeting with Forget.
- Sampras was better in aces too (18-14).
- Sampras won 81 points, Forget 73.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Match number 596

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 20 April 1996

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 7-6(5) 6-4

- Sampras was better in aces too (10-5).
- Woodforde made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 34 minutes.

Match number 597

Tournament: Tokyo
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 21 April 1996

P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 6-4 7-5

- Reneberg was ranked 63-th in the world.
- Sampras served 8 aces, Reneberg only 3.
- Sampras was leading even 2-0 and 3-1 in the 2nd set.
- Sampras won 68 points, Reneberg 58.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 9 minutes.

pingpong22
06-30-2007, 05:07 PM
A ile meczy rozegrał Pete w swojej karierze??:)

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 06:40 PM
A ile meczy rozegrał Pete w swojej karierze??:)

984:worship:

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 07:17 PM
First of all on 3 May 1996 Pete`s coach Tim Gullikson died. He was only 44... Sampras didn`t play in Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. But he decided to play at World Team Cup and Roland Garros.

Match number 598

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: round-robin
Date: 21 May 1996

P.Sampras - B.Ulihrach 6-7(5) 6-2 3-6

- Sampras was better in aces (9-7).
- Ulihrach made 5 double-faults, Sampras 4.
- Ulihrach won 112 points, Sampras 109.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes.
- "It was a very weird match with many ups and downs" - Sampras said.

Match number 599

Tournament: World Team Cup
Surface: clay
Round: round-robin
Date: 23 May 1996

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 3-6 2-6

- Kafelnikov served 7 aces, Sampras only 2!
- This match lasted only 50 minutes!

Voo de Mar
07-01-2007, 03:24 AM
P.Sampras - P.Korda 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3 6-7(10) 11-13

- This match lasted 4 hours and 34 minutes!
- Sampras wasted five match points!
- Sampras was leading two sets to one and 5-2 in the fourth set. Later he wasted four match points in the tiebreaker, he wasted one more match point at 10-9 in the fifth set!
- Korda broke Sampras to 11-10 lead in the fifth set, but Sampras broke back to 11-11! Korda won the next two games.


It was a little bit different (the deciding moments are on youtube)

4th set:
- Sampras was leading 5:3* not 5:2, but I'm not 100 % sure.
- In tie-break Sampras was leading 4:1 with two mini-breaks!
- Had three (not four) match points in TB: 6:5*, 8:7*, 10:9*

5th set:
- Sampras was leading 4:3 (40-0), 5:4 (30-15), 8:7 (40-15) -> another two match points
- Korda broke Sampras serve for the first time in 17th game of the 5th set and was serving for the match at 9:8 (Sampras broke back to 15).
- Korda converted his first MP

- Sampras was better in aces 28-13
(Korda served the only (!) ace in the 5th set)

It was the best match I've ever seen. Nice to see the fragments of that match 14 years later :)

:worship: :worship:

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 07:42 AM
It was a little bit different (the deciding moments are on youtube)

4th set:
- Sampras was leading 5:3* not 5:2, but I'm not 100 % sure.
- In tie-break Sampras was leading 4:1 with two mini-breaks!
- Had three (not four) match points in TB: 6:5*, 8:7*, 10:9*

5th set:
- Sampras was leading 4:3 (40-0), 5:4 (30-15), 8:7 (40-15) -> another two match points
- Korda broke Sampras serve for the first time in 17th game of the 5th set and was serving for the match at 9:8 (Sampras broke back to 15).
- Korda converted his first MP

- Sampras was better in aces 28-13
(Korda served the only (!) ace in the 5th set)

It was the best match I've ever seen. Nice to see the fragments of that match 14 years later :) :worship: :worship:

Thank you Voo de Mar for correction:) I remember what I read on your website rakieta.net, but I didn`t see the whole match. Now I have a possibility to watch fragments of this match on youtube and it was a great match:)

But what about Masters 1996 final or AO 2000 semifinal or finally U.S. Open 2001 quarterfinal?

Is it really the best match you have ever seen? ;)

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 08:18 AM
Match number 600

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 27 May 1996

P.Sampras - M.Gustafsson 6-1 7-5 7-6(5)

- Sampras served 23 aces, but made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 7 minutes.
- "Haven`t been a lot of clay court days for me this year. I felt I got off to a good start" - Sampras said.

Match number 601

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 2
Date: 29 May 1996

P.Sampras - S.Bruguera 6-3 6-4 6-7(2) 2-6 6-3

- Bruguera was better in aces (11-9)!
- Sampras made 6 double-faults.
- Bruguera won 168 points, Sampras 162.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 59 minutes.
- The first two sets lasted only one hour!
- Bruguera had 20 break points in this match and he broke Sampras only twice!

Match number 602

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 3
Date: 31 May 1996

P.Sampras - T.Martin 3-6 6-4 7-5 4-6 6-2

- Martin was better in aces (29-20).
- Sampras had 34 service winners too!
- Sampras finished this match by serving an ace.
- Martin won 193 points, Sampras 177!
- This match lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes.
- "It`s just a matter of a couple of points. That`s what it comes down to" - Sampras said.
- "Pete started off slowly and I started off quickly. He finished quickly and I finished slowly" - Martin said.

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 08:34 AM
Match number 603

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 4
Date: 2 June 1996

P.Sampras - S.Draper 6-4 7-5 6-2

- Draper was ranked 99-th in the world.
- Draper was better in aces (6-5).
- Draper made 6 double-faults.
- Draper wasted two mini setpoints at 5:5 (40:15) on Sampras serve in the 2nd set.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 52 minutes.
- "It was a bit of up and down tennis" - Sampras said.

Match number 604

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: QF
Date: 4 June 1996

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-7(4) 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-4

- Courier was leading two sets to one and 4-3 (40-15) in the fourth set on Sampras serve! He had two mini-match points, but Sampras saved both by serving two consecutive aces! At 30-40 he served an ace on his second serve (he changed a racquet after breaking a string on a first-serve fault)!
- Sampras served 28 aces, Courier 27 (other sources say Courier had even 29 aces)!
- Sampras finished this match by serving an ace.
- Sampras won 186 points, Courier 179.
- This match lasted 3 hours and 39 minutes.

Match number 605

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: SF
Date: 6 June 1996

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 6-7(4) 0-6 2-6

- Sampras was two points away from winning the 1st set at 6:5 (30:30) on Kafelnikov serve.
- Sampras also was leading 2-1 and 4-2 with minibreaks(!) in the 1st set tiebreaker...
- This match lasted 1 hour and 47 minutes.
- The second and the third set lasted only 45 minutes!
- Kafelnikov was better in aces (12-9).
- Sampras made 7 double-faults and 34 unforced errors.
- It was one of the worst losses during Sampras career, but he also reached the best result at French Open!
- "I didn`t want to win that way" - Kafelnikov said.
- "I just felt the balloon pop, the tires were flat. It`s tough to play out there when you don`t have the energy you want" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 09:40 AM
Match number 606

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 1
Date: 24 June 1996

P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3

- Sampras served 16 aces, Reneberg 6.
- Sampras made 8 double-faults.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Match number 607

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 2
Date: 26 June 1996

P.Sampras - M.Philippoussis 7-6(4) 6-4 6-4

- Sampras took revenge for Australian Open loss.
- Philippoussis was better in aces (28-15).
- Philippoussis made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 123 points, Philippoussis 113.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 46 minutes.
- Sampras had 8 break points and he broke Philippoussis serve twice.
- Sampras was never extended to deuce on serve during the whole match!

Match number 608

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 3
Date: 29 June 1996

P.Sampras - K.Kucera 6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 7-6(3)

- Kucera was ranked 107-th in the world.
- Kucera was leading even 4:2 in the 3rd set.
- Kucera was leading 4-1 (deuce) on Sampras serve in the fourth set!
- "I didn`t feel like playing another set in weather like that. It was very cool and gusty, so my form didn`t seem like it was as good as it has been the last couple of days" - Sampras said.
- "I took my eye off the ball, pushed it long. I got a little tight. I don`t often miss ones like that" - Sampras said about the third set tiebreaker when he missed an easy backhand-volley at 5-6!

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 10:04 AM
Match number 609

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: 4
Date: 1 July 1996

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 6-4 6-4 6-2

- Sampras served 17 aces, Pioline 10.
- Pioline made 6 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes.
- "This is probably my best match so far of the fortnight. I served about as well as I could" - Sampras said.

Match number 610

Tournament: Wimbledon
Surface: grass
Round: QF
Date: 3 and 4 July 1996

P.Sampras - R.Krajicek 5-7 6-7(3) 4-6

- First loss at Wimbledon since 1992!
- Krajicek served 31 aces, Sampras only 8! Other sources say Krajicek fired 28 or 29 aces.
- Sampras made 8 double-faults, Krajicek 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 53 minutes. It was suspended three times due to rain.
- Sampras wasted all six break points in the first two games of this match! Later he didn`t have any break points!
- Sampras saved one set point at 5-6 in the second set, but he lost 3-7 in the tiebreaker.
- Krajicek finished this match by serving an ace.
- "Richard gave me my toughest test ever out here and I wasn`t good enough. Hats off to him, he played better than me. He played better than anybody else I have ever played here. I just didn`t win the big points today or yesterday" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 10:32 AM
Match number 611

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 7 August 1996

P.Sampras - J.Hlasek 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 12 aces, Hlasek 6.
- This match lasted only 57 minutes.

Match number 612

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 8 August 1996

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 6-7(5) 7-5 7-6(4)

- Sampras saved two match points in the third set!
- Sampras made a double-fault on set point for Woodforde in the first set tiebreaker!
- Woodforde was better in aces (18-16).
- Sampras made 8 double-faults, Woodforde 5.
- Sampras won 141 points, Woodforde 132.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Match number 613

Tournament: Cincinnati
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 9 August 1996

P.Sampras - T.Enqvist 3-6 3-6

- Enqvist was better in aces too (18-10).
- This match lasted only 58 minutes!
- "I just ran into a player on fire. I`ve never run into a right-handed serve that was so overwhelming. I never felt into the match. It seemed like he served an ace whenever he needed it" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 10:43 AM
Match number 614

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 13 August 1996

P.Sampras - D.Johnson 7-6(3) 6-7(8) 6-2

- Don "Donald" Johnson was ranked 300-th in the world!
- Sampras served 12 aces, Johnson 6.
- Johnson made 5 double-faults, Sampras 2.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 14 minutes.
- "I always have trouble with left-handers serves. His serve had a good kick to it and I couldn`t get used to it" - Sampras said.

Match number 615

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 15 August 1996

P.Sampras - M.Ondruska 6-1 6-2

- Ondruska was ranked 108-th in the world.
- Sampras served 5 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 4 minutes.

Match number 616

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 16 August 1996

P.Sampras - T.Haas 6-3 6-4

- First meeting with Tommy Haas.
- Haas was ranked 390-th in the world!
- Sampras served 11 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour.
- "His game is pretty good. He handled himself pretty well. But when I`m serving well, I`m pretty hard to break" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 10:57 AM
Match number 617

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 17 August 1996

P.Sampras - B.Ulihrach 6-1 6-4

- Sampras noticed 6 aces, Ulihrach 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 7 minutes.
- "I am in a groove, serving pretty well and things are looking very good" - Sampras said.

Match number 618

Tournament: Indianapolis
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 18 August 1996

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(3) 7-5

- First title since April (Tokyo)!
- Ivanisevic was better in aces (15-8).
- Ivanisevic made 5 double-faults, Sampras 4.
- Sampras won 70 points, Ivanisevic 63.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes.
- Sampras was serving for the match at 5:4 in the 2nd set.
- Sampras finished this match with unbelievable volley.
- "I felt like I played pretty well this week. I was reasonably sharp today, but there`s definitely room to get better. Whenever you win, it brings you a lot of confidence and that is one thing I was looking for here and going into Flushing, I feel fit and ready to go" - Sampras said.

Voo de Mar
07-01-2007, 12:12 PM
But what about Masters 1996 final or AO 2000 semifinal or finally U.S. Open 2001 quarterfinal?

Is it really the best match you have ever seen? ;)

Yes because drama was extremely high and the level of play as well. It's an uncommon case that a player who won the mach had saved match points in two sets!

Voo de Mar
07-01-2007, 12:17 PM
P.Sampras - T.Martin 3-6 6-4 7-5 4-6 6-2

- Martin was better in aces (29-20).
- Sampras had 34 service winners too!
- Sampras finished this match by serving an ace.
- Martin won 193 points, Sampras 177!
- This match lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes.
- "It`s just a matter of a couple of points. That`s what it comes down to" - Sampras said.
- "Pete started off slowly and I started off quickly. He finished quickly and I finished slowly" - Martin said.

- Martin was leading 5:4 (40-15) in the 3rd set; both set points Sampras saved on serve

Voo de Mar
07-01-2007, 12:20 PM
P.Sampras - R.Reneberg 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3

- Sampras served 16 aces, Reneberg 6.
- Sampras made 8 double-faults.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.


- Reneberg was leading 6-4 3:1

Greg-Pete fan
07-01-2007, 12:36 PM
But what about this match against Woodforde. I know Pete saved one MP. Was it at 5-6 in the third? :) Pete twice beat Woodforde after saving MP! Always in Cincinnati :)

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 09:14 AM
Match number 619

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 27 August 1996

P.Sampras - J.Szymanski 6-2 6-2 6-1

- Szymanski was ranked 164-th in the world.
- Sampras served 12 aces, Szymanski 6.
- Both players made 4 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.
- "First time that I play against a player like that. First time in the stadium like this" - Szymanski said.

Match number 620

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 29 August 1996

P.Sampras - J.Novak 6-3 1-6 6-3 4-6 6-4

- Sampras was better in aces too (18-15).
- Both players made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 160 points, Novak 153.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 36 minutes.
- Sampras commited 66 unforced errors!
- "It was the fifth set of the U.S. Open" - Sampras said.

Match number 621

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 31 August 1996

P.Sampras - A.Volkov 6-3 6-4 6-2

- Volkov was ranked 78-th in the world.
- Sampras served 18 aces, Volkov 11.
- Volkov made 5 double-faults, Sampras 2.

pj80
07-03-2007, 09:24 AM
[QUOTE=Greg-Pete fan;5612037]Match number 619

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 27 August 1996

P.Sampras - J.Szymanski 6-2 6-2 6-1

- Szymanski was ranked 164-th in the world.
- Sampras served 12 aces, Szymanski 6.
- Both players made 4 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.
- "First time that I play against a player like that. First time in the stadium like this" - Szymanski said.


szymansky was a lucky loser.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 10:30 AM
Match number 622

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 3 September 1996

P.Sampras - M.Philippoussis 6-3 6-3 6-4

- Philippoussis served 17 aces, Sampras 11.
- Philippoussis made 6 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- Philippoussis had only one break point in the whole match!
- "When you`re going against a 134-mph serve, you`d better have your game face on. He`s going to hit his aces. You just have to stay patient with him" - Sampras said.

Match number 623

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 5 September 1996

P.Sampras - A.Corretja 7-6(5) 5-7 5-7 6-4 7-6(7)

- I think it was the most dramatic match during Pete Sampras career!
- Sampras vomited on court in the middle of the fifth-set tiebreaker and looked as if he would pass out.
- Sampras saved one match point at 6-7 in the final set tiebreaker. He played unbelievable volley! In the next point totally exhausted Sampras served his 25-th ace (on second serve)!!! On second MP for Sampras (he had his first MP at 6-5 in this TB) Corretja made a huge double-fault!
- This match lasted 4 hours and 9 minutes.
- Sampras and Corretja served 25 aces!
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Corretja won 218 points, Sampras 213.
- Corretja had two set points in the first set at 6-5, two set points at 5-4 in the third (before he won 7-5) and one match point in the fifth set! I`m not sure about the second set.

If you know more, please correct me Voo de Mar ;)

STEFAN EDBERG about this match:

Incredible. That is the word for it. I think everybody was watching it in the locker room. And I have seen Pete in other matches and what he can do under those circumstances. I don't think anybody can do it, you know, it was -- it was just one of these matches, it was just hard to believe what was going on there, and I don't know how he won the match, but it was a fantastic effort.

STEFFI GRAF about this match:

Well, how he pulled through was just basically incredible. I saw it from the fourth set, the end of the fourth set on and he was struggling, it seemed, in the fourth set, so to pull a match through like that, that is, I mean, the tennis wasn't what it was all about out there. So I mean, if you think that I am the other person who can do it, it is an honor to say that.

PAUL ANNACONE about this match:

I mean, I am not really sure there is any word in the dictionary. I mean, you know the guy is just pretty special, and special people can do special things, and with his stoic personality you wouldn't think he would have a flare for the dramatic. Between here and Australia about 18 months ago, I don't really know what to say except that there is certain things you can't teach and some things you just sit back in awe and take part of, take part in, and to me, it is just pretty incredible.

"There are not enough words in the English language to capture this moment" - Bill Macatee, USA commentator after the match.

"This may have been the match that defines the open in the nineties. Unbelievable" - Bill Macatee, USA commentator after the match.

"How does he do it, how doooes he do it ?!?!?!" - Brian Langley, STAR SPORT commentator wondering loudly during the 5-th set tiebreak.

"There will never be another match like that, ever!" - Andrea Jaeger, STAR SPORT commentator after the match.

"I don`t have that much guts" - John McEnroe to Pete`s girlfriend at that time Delaina Mulcahy after the match.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 11:09 AM
Match number 624

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 7 September 1996

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-3 6-4 6-7(9) 6-3

- Ivanisevic served 30 aces, Sampras 24.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes.
- Sampras made 6 double-faults, Ivanisevic 5.
- Sampras wasted three match point in the third set tiebreaker. He was leading 6-3 in this TB, but lost 9-11!
- "Pete just throw up in that match. He didn`t die" - Ivanisevic said.

Match number 625

Tournament: U.S. Open
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 9 September 1996

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-1 6-4 7-6(3)

- Title number six in 1996 and eight Grand Slam title.
- Chang was leading 2-0 in the second set.
- Chang wasted one set point at 6-5 (40-30) in the third set. He missed an easy volley.
- Sampras served 13 aces, Chang 11.
- This final lasted 2 hours.
- "I was thinking about him (Tim Gullikson) all day today and all during the match and things he told me to do on the court" - Sampras said.

Voo de Mar
07-03-2007, 11:50 AM
P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-3 6-4 6-7(9) 6-3

- Ivanisevic served 30 aces, Sampras 24.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes.
- Sampras made 6 double-faults, Ivanisevic 5.
- Sampras wasted three match point in the third set tiebreaker. He was leading 6-3 in this TB, but lost 9-11!
- "Pete just throw up in that match. He didn`t die" - Ivanisevic said.


- Sampras was leading 6:3 with two serves and had 4th match point at 8:7 on Ivanisevic's serve

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 01:13 PM
Match number 626

Tournament: Basel
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 25 September 1996

P.Sampras - A.Radulescu 5-7 6-3 7-5

- Radulescu was ranked 62-th in the world.
- Radulescu was better in aces (17-15).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 101 points, Radulescu 96.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes.

Match number 627

Tournament: Basel
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 26 September 1996

P.Sampras - T.Haas 6-4 2-6 6-3

- Haas was ranked 219-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (8-4).
- Haas made 6 double-faults, Sampras 2.
- Sampras won 85 points, Haas 81.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Match number 628

Tournament: Basel
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 27 September 1996

P.Sampras - M.Tillstrom 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 13 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 01:20 PM
Match number 629

Tournament: Basel
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 28 September 1996

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 7-6(4) 6-3

- Sampras was better in aces too (10-7).
- Kafelnikov made 6 double-faults, Sampras 2.
- Kafelnikov was leading 3:0 in the 1st set.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Match number 630

Tournament: Basel
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 29 September 1996

P.Sampras - H.Dreekmann 7-5 6-2 6-0

- Seventh title in 1996.
- Sampras served 19 aces.
- Dreekmann made 7 double-faults.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes.
- Trailing 5-6 in the first set, Dreekmann double-faulted at 40-30 allowing Sampras to even the score at 40-40. Dreekmann was unable to bring the first set to a tiebreaker. The next two sets Sampras won without any trouble.

Voo de Mar
07-03-2007, 06:32 PM
P.Sampras - A.Corretja 7-6(5) 5-7 5-7 6-4 7-6(7)

- I think it was the most dramatic match during Pete Sampras career!
- Sampras vomited on court in the middle of the fifth-set tiebreaker and looked as if he would pass out.
- Sampras saved one match point at 6-7 in the final set tiebreaker. He played unbelievable volley! In the next point totally exhausted Sampras served his 25-th ace (on second serve)!!! On second MP for Sampras (he had his first MP at 6-5 in this TB) Corretja made a huge double-fault!
- This match lasted 4 hours and 9 minutes.
- Sampras and Corretja served 25 aces!
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Corretja won 218 points, Sampras 213.
- Corretja had two set points in the first set at 6-5, two set points at 5-4 in the third (before he won 7-5) and one match point in the fifth set! I`m not sure about the second set.

If you know more, please correct me Voo de Mar ;)


Ok, it's a little bit incorrect. Corretja had two set points in the 1st set at 5:4 (on serve) not at 6:5.
At 5:4 in the 3rd set Corretja had 3 set points on Sampras serve.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 06:32 PM
Match number 631

Tournament: Stuttgart
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 23 October 1996

P.Sampras - S.Sargsian 6-3 6-4

- Sargsian was ranked 138-th in the world.
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 7 minutes.

Match number 632

Tournament: Stuttgart
Surface: indoor
Round: 3
Date: 24 October 1996

P.Sampras - F.Mantilla 6-1 6-4

- Sampras served 11 aces.
- This match lasted only 50 minutes.

Match number 633

Tournament: Stuttgart
Surface: indoor
Round: QF
Date: 25 October 1996

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-4 6-1

- Sampras served 9 aces.
- This match lasted only 57 minutes!
- "No matter what I tried, everything went in. These are the days you dream of. To play all the way through like that I can`t think of when that`s happened" - Sampras said.

Voo de Mar
07-03-2007, 06:35 PM
Match number 626

Tournament: Basel
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 25 September 1996

P.Sampras - A.Radulescu 5-7 6-3 7-5

- Radulescu was ranked 62-th in the world.
- Radulescu was better in aces (17-15).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 101 points, Radulescu 96.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes.


- Radulescu was leading 4:3 (40-15) in the third set; later the German was three times two points away from victory at 5:4 - Sampras served an ace on second serve at first deuce!

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 06:39 PM
Match number 634

Tournament: Stuttgart
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 26 October 1996

P.Sampras - J.Siemerink 6-3 6-4

- Sampras served 8 aces.
- Sampras won 72 points, Siemerink 64.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes.

Match number 635

Tournament: Stuttgart
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 27 October 1996

P.Sampras - B.Becker 6-3 3-6 6-3 3-6 4-6

- First final loss since Lyon 1995.
- Becker was better in aces (29-14).
- Becker made 11 double-faults, Sampras 7.
- Becker won 139 points, Sampras 137.
- This final lasted 3 hours and 1 minute.
- Becker was leading 3-1 in the first set and lost five games in a row!
- "He`s to Germany what Michael Jordan is to the United States. He was just too good today - great comeback" - Sampras said.
- "I am a bit perplexed. I never expected to be able to beat him" - Becker said.
- Becker ended the 21-match winning streak of Sampras.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 06:59 PM
Match number 636

Tournament: Paris
Surface: indoor
Round: 2
Date: 30 October 1996

P.Sampras - M.Rosset 4-6 4-6

- Rosset was better in aces too (20-9).
- Rosset made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.
- Serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set Rosset was 15-40 down, but he finally won the longest game of this match.
- "When he gets his serve going, you just pray for rain. When he gets into the rhythm, he`s 6-foot-7, it seems like he`s slam-dunking on you every time" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 07:17 PM
Match number 637

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 20 November 1996

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-2 6-1

- Sampras served 9 aces, Agassi only 2.
- This match lasted only 51 minutes.
- "I am still feeling weak, I wasn`t fit to play. It wasn`t enjoyable to go and play out there" - Agassi said.
- "He is one guy I feel I have to play at a very high level to beat" - Sampras said.

Match number 638

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 22 November 1996

P.Sampras - B.Becker 6-7(10) 6-7(4)

- Becker was better in aces too (24-15).
- Becker made 9 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- Both players won 94 points.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Only the first set lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes! On indoor it is really a very long set.
- Sampras was a break up in the second set.
- "I had goose bumps, I was about to take off and fly into Nirvana. I was so emotional, my heart was pumping so hard. It was the most amazing feeling I have ever had walking on a tennis court" - Becker said.

I`m not sure how many set points Pete wasted in the first set tiebreaker.

Match number 639

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: round-robin
Date: 23 November 1996

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 6-4 6-4

- Sampras was better in aces too (12-9).
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- Sampras won 68 points, Kafelnikov 61.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.
- Sampras broke Kafelnikov in the opening game of the first set and took this set 6-4 (at 3-2 he was 0-40 down).
- Sampras broke Kafelnikov in the second set, but Kafelnikov broke back to 4-4. Pete broke him again and won the whole match in the next game.
- Sampras gained his 500-th career singles victory after beating Kafelnikov!

Voo de Mar
07-03-2007, 07:23 PM
P.Sampras - B.Becker 6-7(10) 6-7(4)

- Becker was better in aces too (24-15).
- Becker made 9 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- Both players won 94 points.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Only the first set lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes! On indoor it is really a very long set.
- Sampras was a break up in the second set.
- "I had goose bumps, I was about to take off and fly into Nirvana. I was so emotional, my heart was pumping so hard. It was the most amazing feeling I have ever had walking on a tennis court" - Becker said.

I`m not sure how many set points Pete wasted in the first set tiebreaker.


- Sampras wasted 5 set points: 5:4 (40-0) and two another in the tie-break (7:6, 9:8) - all set points on Becker's serve
- Sampras was serving for second set at 5:4

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 07:37 PM
Match number 640

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: SF
Date: 24 November 1996

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 7-5

- Ivanisevic served 35 aces in just three sets(!), Sampras 17.
- Ivanisevic made 12 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- Sampras won 110 points, Ivanisevic 100.
- This match lasted 2 hours.
- In the first set tiebreaker Ivanisevic was leading 6-4 and wasted two set points before he won it 8-6.
- In the final set Ivanisevic was serving at 5-6. It was unforgettable game. Goran was leading 30-0, but lost the next three points! On match point for Sampras Ivanisevic made really a huge double-fault (186 km/h)!
- "It`s scary to play this guy. I`ve never faced a bigger server in tennis. It`s so frustrating playing against him" - Sampras said.

Match number 641

Tournament: Masters Cup
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 25 November 1996

P.Sampras - B.Becker 3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(4) 6-7(11) 6-4

- Title number 8 in 1996 Sampras won Masters Cup tournament for the third time.
- This unbelievable final lasted 4 hours!
- Becker served 32 aces (his career high), Sampras 15.
- Becker made 8 double-faults, Sampras 5.
- Becker won 178 points, Sampras 166!
- In the first game of this match Becker served four consecutive aces!
- In the fourth set tiebreaker Sampras wasted two match points: at 6-5 and 9-8! Earlier Becker was leading 5-3 in this TB. Later Boris had 7-6, 8-7, 10-9, 11-10 and finally won 13-11 when Sampras missed an easy forehand-volley!
- Sampras broke Becker serve for the first time in this match at 4-4 in the final set! He won on his fourth MP after wonderful and the longest rally of this match! Becker played a backhand into the net.
- "This is one the best matches I have ever been a part of. This is what the game is all about. It`s not the money, it`s not all that, it`s the great matches" - Sampras said.

Voo de Mar
07-03-2007, 07:40 PM
P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 7-5

- Ivanisevic served 35 aces in just three sets(!), Sampras 17.
- Ivanisevic made 12 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- Sampras won 110 points, Ivanisevic 100.
- This match lasted 2 hours.
- In the first set tiebreaker Ivanisevic was leading 6-4 and wasted two set points before he won it 8-6.
- In the final set Ivanisevic was serving at 5-6. It was unforgettable game. Goran was leading 30-0, but lost the next three points! On match point for Sampras Ivanisevic made really a huge double-fault (186 km/h)!


- Sampras had set point in the 1st set at 6:5 (40-30) - Ivanisevic saved it with an ace from the second serve!

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 07:42 PM
- Sampras had set point in the 1st set at 6:5 (40-30) - Ivanisevic saved it with an ace from the second serve!

It is very interesting, because Sampras had only two break points in this match. He wasted this opportunity, but in the next occasion Ivanisevic made a double-fault on match point! He wanted to serve an ace on second serve again, but ... not this time. And Sampras reaction after this final point :worship:

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 08:09 PM
1997

Match number 642

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 14 January 1997

P.Sampras - D.Pescariu 6-2 6-4 6-2

- Pescariu was ranked 169-th in the world.
- "I don`t know anything about him" - Sampras said before this match.
- Sampras served 12 aces, Pescariu 5.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Match number 643

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 16 January 1997

P.Sampras - A.Voinea 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-2

- Sampras served 14 aces, Voinea 6.
- Sampras made 5 double-faults.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Match number 644

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 18 January 1997

P.Sampras - M.Woodforde 6-1 6-0 6-1

- This match lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes.
- The was the quickiest Sampras match at Grand Slam tournament.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 08:20 PM
Match number 645

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 20 January 1997

P.Sampras - D.Hrbaty 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-4

- Hrbaty was ranked 76-th in the world.
- Hrbaty was leading 3-1 (30-0) and 4-2 (40-15) on Sampras serve in the final set! He also had a mini matchpoint at 4:4 (40:30).
- Hrbaty was better in aces (21-17).
- Hrbaty made 15 double-faults, Sampras 9.
- Sampras won 189 points, Hrbaty 184.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 56 minutes.
- Sampras and Hrbaty were playing on temperature above 40 degrees!
- I was very impressed. I think he will be a player to be reckoned with" - Sampras said.

Match number 646

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 22 January 1997

P.Sampras - A.Costa 6-3 6-7(5) 6-1 3-6 6-2

- Sampras served 23 aces, A.Costa only 6.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes.
- Sampras won 176 points, A.Costa 132, but Pete needed five sets to beat his dangerous opponent!

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 08:30 PM
Match number 647

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 24 January 1997

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-1 7-6(3) 6-3

- Sampras served 16 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 54 minutes.
- In the second set Muster was leading 5-2, at 5-3 (40-30) he wasted one set point! Later Muster was leading 6-5 (30-0) on Sampras serve!
- One of the best Sampras matches from the baseline.

Match number 648

Tournament: Australian Open
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 26 January 1997

P.Sampras - C.Moya 6-2 6-3 6-3

- First title in 1997, 9-th Grand Slam title, second at Australian Open.
- Sampras served 12 aces, Moya only 2.
- This final lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes.
- Sampras also had 14 service winners, 10 forehand winners, only two double-faults and he won 37 of 46 points at the net.
- Only in the second set Moya showed why he defeated Becker and Chang. Sampras was leading 2-0, but Carlos broke back to 2-2. However Sampras was absolutely better player in this final.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 08:56 PM
Match number 649

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 11 February 1997

P.Sampras - A.Radulescu 7-6(3) 6-3

- Radulescu was ranked 62-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (8-7).
- This match lasted 1 hour and 11 minutes.

Match number 650

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 12 February 1997

P.Sampras - J.Gimelstob 6-2 6-3

- Gimelstob was ranked 135-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (7-5).
- Gimelstob made 7 double-faults, Sampras 3.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Match number 651

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 14 February 1997

P.Sampras - Ch.Woodruff 6-2 6-3

- Sampras noticed 5 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 1 minute.

Match number 652

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 15 February 1997

P.Sampras - T.Martin 6-2 6-3

- Sampras was better in aces too (8-4).
- This match lasted only 59 minutes.

Match number 653

Tournament: San Jose
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 16 February 1997

P.Sampras - G.Rusedski 3-6 5-0 (30-0) ret

- Second title in 1997.
- Rusedski took the first set 6-3, but injured his left wrist in the second set and was forced to retire at 0-5 (0-30)!
- "It`s not the way you want to win an event" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 09:07 PM
Match number 654

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: hard
Round: 1
Date: 26 February 1997

P.Sampras - M.Filippini 6-4 6-1

- Filippini was ranked 79-th in the world.
- Sampras served 6 aces.
- This match lasted only 56 minutes!
- "This is my best match I`ve played so far in this tournament" - Sampras said.
- Sampras didn`t face a break point during the whole match.
- "It`s always a little difficult, your first match playing on a new court in a new stadium" - Sampras said.

Match number 655

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 27 February 1997

P.Sampras - J.Bjorkman 7-5 7-6(2)

- Sampras was better in aces too (13-7).
- Sampras won 82 points, Bjorkman 74.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Sampras lost his serve four times in this match!

Match number 656

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: hard
Round: QF
Date: 28 February 1997

P.Sampras - D.Flach 6-4 6-2

- Flach was ranked 129-th in the world.
- Sampras served 9 aces.
- This match lasted 1 hour.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 09:19 PM
Match number 657

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 1 March 1997

P.Sampras - S.Schalken 3-6 7-5 6-3

- Schalken was ranked 88-th in the world.
- Sampras was better in aces too (10-5).
- Sampras won 102 points, Schalken 92.
- This match lasted 2 hours.
- On match point for Sampras, Schalken foot-faulted!
- "In the beginning, I think Pete was not really, really there" - Schalken said.

Match number 658

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: hard
Round: FINAL
Date: 2 March 1997

P.Sampras - P.Rafter 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3

- Third title in a row!
- Rafter was ranked 60-th in the world!
- Sampras was better in aces (10-8).
- Sampras won 112 points, Rafter 104.
- This final lasted 2 hours and 19 minutes.
- Before Rafter took the first set 7-5, he was serving for the set at 5-4!
- Rafter was leading 4-3 in the second set tiebreaker, but Sampras won four points in a row!
- Rafter was leading 2-0 in the third set, but Sampras broke back to 2-2. Then Rafter had a 3-2 lead, but lost four games in a row.
- It was the 20-th consecutive victory for Sampras.
- "I have the capability to raise the level of my game" - Sampras said.

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 10:07 PM
1991

Match number 130

Tournament: Philadelphia
Surface: indoor
Round: FINAL
Date: 17 February 1991(?)

P.Sampras - I.Lendl 7-5 4-6 4-6 6-3 3-6

- first loss in ATP final
- Lendl served 23 aces, Sampras fired 14 aces.
- Lendl made 8 double-faults (Pete only 1).
- Lendl finished this final serving three aces in a row!
- This final lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes.
- Lendl won ten points more than Sampras (147-137).
- "I thought I played well, but he played better" - Sampras said.

- Sampras was leading 7-5 4-1 :)

Greg-Pete fan
07-03-2007, 10:14 PM
Match number 142

Tournament: Roland Garros
Surface: clay
Round: 1
Date: 28 May 1991

P.Sampras - T.Muster 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-1 6-4

- First five-set win after losing two sets to love!
- This match lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes.
- Sampras fired 17 aces.
- Sampras was serving for the match at 5-4 in the fifth set. He was 0-40 down, but he won five points in a row!
- "Clay is obviously the toughest surface for me to play on" - Sampras said.

- Muster was leading 4-1 (30-30), 4-2 (deuce) and 4-3 (40-30) on Sampras serve in the final set!

Greg-Pete fan
07-04-2007, 07:51 AM
Match number 659

Tournament: Indian Wells
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 12 March 1997

P.Sampras - B.Ulihrach 6-7(5) 5-7

- Sampras served 9 aces, Ulihrach 5.
- Ulihrach won 77 points, Sampras 72.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes.
- "It was pretty ugly. I just made error after error" - Sampras said.

Match number 660

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 2
Date: 22 March 1997

P.Sampras - A.Voinea 6-2 6-0

- Voinea was ranked 77-th in the world.
- Sampras served 10 aces.
- This match lasted only 48 minutes!

Match number 661

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 3
Date: 24 March 1997

P.Sampras - F.Clavet 6-3 7-6(3)

- Sampras served 5 aces.
- Sampras had 38 winners.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes.
- Clavet was a break up in the second set!
- "I got a little careless and let him back into the match" - Sampras said.

Match number 662

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: 4
Date: 25 March 1997

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 6-2 6-0

- Sampras served 6 aces, Larsson 4.
- This match lasted only 56 minutes.
- "I really played unbelievable tennis for the most part of this match" - Sampras said.

Pete didn`t play in his QF match, because his opponent Hendrik Dreekmann gave him a walkower.

Match number 663

Tournament: Key Biscayne
Surface: hard
Round: SF
Date: 28 March 1997

P.Sampras - S.Bruguera 7-5 6-7(2) 4-6

- Bruguera was better in aces too (10-8).
- Bruguera won 102 points, Sampras 95.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 8 minutes.
- "On hard court, it`s a match I should win nine times out of ten" - Sampras said.
- "I was really concentrating on my game and trying to return his shots, especially his serve. I was not thinking how he was playing. I`m very proud of this victory, very, very proud. I think it`s more difficult to beat Pete playing on his surface and in his country" - Bruguera said.

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 08:33 AM
P.Sampras - S.Bruguera 7-5 6-7(2) 4-6

- Bruguera was better in aces too (10-8).
- Bruguera won 102 points, Sampras 95.
- This match lasted 2 hours and 8 minutes.
- "On hard court, it`s a match I should win nine times out of ten" - Sampras said.
- "I was really concentrating on my game and trying to return his shots, especially his serve. I was not thinking how he was playing. I`m very proud of this victory, very, very proud. I think it`s more difficult to beat Pete playing on his surface and in his country" - Bruguera said.

- In the 3rd set Bruguera was leading 3:1 (30-0) on Sampras serve ; Pete broke back to 3:3 but lost his serve in the 7th game

Voo de Mar
07-04-2007, 08:34 AM
P.Sampras - B.Ulihrach 6-7(5) 5-7

- Sampras served 9 aces, Ulihrach 5.
- Ulihrach won 77 points, Sampras 72.
- This match lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes.
- "It was pretty ugly. I just made error after error" - Sampras said.


- Sampras had two set points in the 1st set: 6:5 (40-15) on Ulihrach's serve