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He won three Wimbledons in a row..

ys
06-13-2006, 02:47 AM
He won 7 majors. He won every other major except for one.. And he threw all he had at that one, and got as close as he has never been.. But still fell short.. The effort took so much out of him, physically and mentally, that at his favourite Slam, the Slam everyone agreed he owned, he was mentally and physically spent, and lost in QF to a huge surprise of everyone..

Pete Sampras. 10 years ago.

R.Federer
06-13-2006, 02:48 AM
That was the year the rain wreaked havoc, and he came on and off court I think 3 times, and could not build a rhythm.

kronus12
06-13-2006, 02:53 AM
hmmm roger will win again and properly the usopen bar injury and marat safin if he can get his head right.

ys
06-13-2006, 02:56 AM
hmmm roger will win again and properly the usopen bar injury and marat safin if he can get his head right.

I looked at night sky, talked to the stars and they disagree. They say:"A big serving guy will upset Roger .. in quarterfinals and will proceed to win W".. :lol: Now wait for Jerry Seinfeld to tell that the stars certainly meant Ljubicic..

Skyward
06-13-2006, 03:05 AM
I looked at night sky, talked to the stars and they disagree. They say:"A big serving guy will upset Roger .. in quarterfinals and will proceed to win W".. :lol: Now wait for Jerry Seinfeld to tell that the stars certainly meant Ljubicic..

It could be Ancic.

However, I'm sick and tired of Federer and Sampras comparisons. http://bestsmileys.com/puking/4.gif

Five
06-13-2006, 03:24 AM
Someone please win Wimbledon this year. I'm sick of boring Federer :yawn:

jacobhiggins
06-13-2006, 03:31 AM
Federer is far and away the best right now and I think will end up as the best ever.

I'm not going to look foolish and doubt "The King"! He's only lost to one player this entire year. Three of those matches were on Clay courts. No one should doubt him because he is going to continue to dominate!

Argenbrit
06-13-2006, 03:52 AM
However, I'm sick and tired of Federer and Sampras comparisons. http://bestsmileys.com/puking/4.gif

I like this one. It means we'll have a new GS champion for a change. ;)

Corey Feldman
06-13-2006, 04:06 AM
Most of that 1996 sampras was still troubled by the death of his coach...
he also lost that QF to one of the few players who always gave him trouble, Krajicek.
another thing about it was before 96 Krajicek was famous for always playing terrible at wimbledon despite being hyped as a player perfect for grass/wimbledon.

so who would fit that bill 10 years later?? Ljubicic :scared:
even though fed has beaten him alot recently, most have been close.

nah, in reality... Fed should win this tournament again, the pain of RG will drive him even more. :drive:

Volley Art
06-13-2006, 06:51 AM
Don't forget about Safin. He's arguably more talented than Roger is, and he's certainly capable of catching fire and destroying the field like he has in New York and Melbourne. If I'm Roger, I want Marat as far away in the draw as possible.

prima donna
06-13-2006, 07:02 AM
Hong Kong (http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/eventhistory/default2.asp?tournament=336&year=1996&singlesdoubles=Singles), Hong Kong
GP, 8-Apr-96, O, Hard , Draw: 32
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R32
Lareau, Sebastien (CAN)
127
6-1 3-6 6-1
R16
Rafter, Patrick (AUS)
89
6-3 7-6(1)
Q
Prinosil, David (GER)
40
6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3
S
Siemerink, Jan (NED)
25
6-3 4-6 7-6(2)
W
Chang, Michael (USA)
4
6-4 3-6 6-4


This Event Points: , INDESIT ATP Ranking: 2, Prize Money: US $ 43000
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Tokyo (http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/eventhistory/default2.asp?tournament=329&year=1996&singlesdoubles=Singles), Japan
GP, 15-Apr-96, O, Hard , Draw: 56
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R32
Roux, Lionel (FRA)
139
6-3 6-2
R16
Norman, Magnus (SWE)
127
5-7 6-4 6-1
Q
Forget, Guy (FRA)
35
3-6 6-3 6-4
S
Woodforde, Mark (AUS)
24
7-6(5) 6-4
W
Reneberg, Richey (USA)
63
6-4 7-5


This Event Points: , INDESIT ATP Ranking: 1, Prize Money: US $ 154000
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World Team Cup (http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/eventhistory/default2.asp?tournament=615&year=1996&singlesdoubles=Singles), Germany
WT, 20-May-96, O, Clay , Draw: 32
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RR
Ulihrach, Bohdan (CZE)
38
6-7(5) 6-2 3-6
RR
Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS)
7
3-6 2-6


This Event Points: , INDESIT ATP Ranking: 1, Prize Money: US $ 43333
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Roland Garros (http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/eventhistory/default2.asp?tournament=520&year=1996&singlesdoubles=Singles), France
Grand Slam, 27-May-96, O, Clay , Draw: 128
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R128
Gustafsson, Magnus (SWE)
34
6-1 7-5 7-6(5)
R64
Bruguera, Sergi (ESP)
23
6-3 6-4 6-7(2) 2-6 6-3
R32
Martin, Todd (USA)
18
3-6 6-4 7-5 4-6 6-2
R16
Draper, Scott (AUS)
99
6-4 7-5 6-2
Q
Courier, Jim (USA)
8
6-7(4) 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-4
S
Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS)
7
6-7(4) 0-6 2-6


This Event Points: , INDESIT ATP Ranking: 1, Prize Money: US $ 164962
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Wimbledon (http://www.atptennis.com/en/tournaments/eventhistory/default2.asp?tournament=540&year=1996&singlesdoubles=Singles), England
Grand Slam, 24-Jun-96, O, Grass , Draw: 128
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R128
Reneberg, Richey (USA)
21
4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3
R64
Philippoussis, Mark (AUS)
33
7-6(4) 6-4 6-4
R32
Kucera, Karol (SVK)
107
6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 7-6(3)
R16
Pioline, Cedric (FRA)
16
6-4 6-4 6-2
Q
Krajicek, Richard (NED)
13
5-7 6-7(3) 4-6

prima donna
06-13-2006, 07:04 AM
Gave it his all ?

You call playing no tune up events to the French Open and getting smacked in straights giving it your all ? Richard K. would've beaten Sampras with or without the rain delays, considering Richard is one of the few players to own a winning H2H against Sampras.

Completely different scenario.

Allez
06-13-2006, 07:10 AM
Not a good omen @ all. It's happening all over again.

Mimi
06-13-2006, 07:48 AM
he will win his fourth, no one can beat him on grass :cool:

Cervantes
06-13-2006, 08:51 AM
To be fair to Sampras, 1996 was the year he came closest to winning RG. He beat two former champions (Brugera 93-94 and Courier 91-92) and I feel he only fell short to Kafelnikov due to a lack of stamina. I mean, that match against Courier must have taken a lot out of him.