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Other great matches (but not Grand Slam)

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 12:38 PM
DAVIS CUP 1989 SF (USA vs GERMANY) - 21 July 1989

B.Becker - A.Agassi 6-7(4) 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-4 - unbelievable match. Agassi had 7-6,7-6,6-5 (30-15) on serve, but Becker survived and took this set in tiebreak. After that play was suspended. The next day Becker won 6:3 in the fourth set. But in the fifth Agassi broke his opponent and was leading 4-3! Becker won three games in a row. This match lasted above 4 hours and 30 minutes. It was one of the best Davis Cup matches.

Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1993 semifinal

P.Korda - P.Sampras 3-6 7-6(3) 3-6 7-6(10) 13-11 - another wonderful and dramatic match. Sampras had many chances to win this match. He wasted 5 MP, he was leading 5-2 in the fourth set, later he had 4 MP in tiebreak and one more in the fifth set at 10-9! Korda broke Sampras, he had 11-10 and serve, but Sampras broke back! Korda broke again and won 13-11! This match lasted about 4 hours and 34 minutes.

Long fragments of this match you can watch here

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sampras+-+Korda+1993&search=Search


Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1993 final

P.Korda - M.Stich 2-6 6-4 7-6(5) 2-6 11-9 - Korda played the best tennis in his career. In the third set he saved one set point and in the final set at 7-7 he saved three breakpoints! So Korda beat two the best players in the world! This match lasted 3 hours and 57 minutes. Stich served the most aces aces in his career - 30!

I will add another great matches as soon as possible;)

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 01:33 PM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1998 semifinal

A.Agassi - K.Kucera 7-6(1) 6-7(5) 2-6 7-5 6-0 - it was a revenge for U.S. Open 1998 fourth round. Agassi had many chances to take 2-0 lead. He won the first set in tiebreak and in the second he was leading 5:3 and 6:5 on serve. Kucera broke back again and won in another tiebreak. Kucera was better in the third set, so he had 2-1 and in the fourth set he was 5-2 up! He was serving for the match twice! At 5-2 he wasted four match points... Then Agassi won 11 games in a row! He took the fourth set 7-5 and he beat Kucera 6-0 in the fifth. This match lasted 3 hours and 41 minutes.

Indian Wells 1988 semifinal

B.Becker - A.Agassi 4-6 6-3 7-5 - I think it was the first match when Agassi showed his big talent. He lost to Becker in three sets, but Becker told Andre "Don`t play better" after the final point. Agassi didn`t listen to him. That match lasted 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Rome 1989 final - 21 May 1989

A.Mancini - A.Agassi 6-3 4-6 2-6 7-6 6-1 - Agassi wasted one match point in the fourth set, probably at 5-4 or 6-5.

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 02:35 PM
Brussels 1992 final

B.Becker - J.Courier 6-7(5) 2-6 7-6(10) 7-6(5) 7-5 - Courier won five points more than Becker (196-191), but lost in five dramatic sets. Becker served 14 aces. Courier wasted 3 MP in the third set tiebreak. This match lasted 5 hours and 1 minute. Rosset vs Arrese (Barcelona 1992), Nadal vs Coria (Rome 2005) and Nadal vs Federer (Rome 2006) played longer FINALS:)

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 02:56 PM
Paris-indoor 1991 final

G.Forget - P.Sampras 7-6(9) 4-6 5-7 6-4 6-4 - Sampras wasted two set points in the first set tiebreak, but he was better in the second and third set. He had 2-1 and in the fourth set he was leading 3-1! Forget won this set 6:4 and he took the final set too. This final lasted 3 hours and 43 minutes. Forget served 28 aces, Sampras 21.

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 05:23 PM
Key Biscayne 2000 quarterfinal

A.Agassi - T.Henman 7-5 1-6 7-6(10) - one of the best matches in Miami;) Henman wasted 4 match points. He served 14 aces, but lost 10-12 in the third set tiebreak. Agassi advanced to semifinal after 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 07:28 PM
Vienna 1994 final

A.Agassi - M.Stich 7-6(4) 4-6 6-2 6-3 - it was a revenge for U.S. Open 1994 final, but Stich lost to Agassi again despite serving 18 aces. This match lasted 2 hours and 48 minutes, but only the first set lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes(!)

Masters 1994 round-robin

B.Becker - S.Edberg 6-7(3) 6-4 7-5 - another great match between Stefan and Boris. Becker eliminated Edberg and thanks to his win, Sampras advanced to semifinal. In the first set Becker had 5-2, but lost in tiebreak. In the third and final set Edberg was leading 2-0. This match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Masters 1994 semifinal

B.Becker - S.Bruguera 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 - Bruguera wasted a big chance to reach Masters 1994 final! He had 7-6,4-4 (40-15) on Becker serve... This match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes, Becker served 14 aces.

Masters 1994 final

P.Sampras - B.Becker 4-6 6-3 7-5 6-4 - Becker served 30 aces, but Sampras won this tournament for the second time:) In the third set Sampras saved one setpoint at 4-5 (30-40). He served an ace.

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 08:13 PM
Key Biscayne 1995 semifinal

A.Agassi - M.Larsson 7-5 4-6 7-6(1) - Larsson had 6-5 (30-30) in the final set.

Monte Carlo 1995

T.Muster - B.Becker 4-6 5-7 6-1 7-6(6) 6-0 - This Monte Carlo final was the biggest Becker chance to win something on clay. He took 2-0 lead and later in the fourth set tiebreak he wasted one MP at 6-5... He made a double-fault! Muster won three points in a row and in the fifth set he beat Boris 6-0. The German served 16 aces.

Masters 1996 final

P.Sampras - B.Becker 3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(4) 6-7(11) 6-4 - 4 hours of powerful tennis:worship: Only two breaks of serve (one in the first and one in the fifth set). Sampras wasted two match points in the fourth set tiebreak (at 6-5 and 9-8). At 9-8 Becker slipped, but he was able to win this point! Boris won this tiebreak 13-11. But in the fifth set at 4-4 Sampras broke his serve. He wasted third match points at 5-4 (40-15), but won this final in the fourth occasion after long and fantastic rally!:)

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 09:08 PM
Halle 1995 final

M.Rosset - M.Stich 3-6 7-6(11) 7-6(10) - Marc Rosset didn`t achieve QF at Wimbledon, but he won Halle tournament on grass in 1995. In the final he beat Michael Stich after saving 7 matchpoints! Rosset served 14 aces. This match lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes.

Stuttgart outdoor 1999 final

M.Norman - T.Haas 6-7(6) 4-6 7-6(7) 6-0 6-3 - Norman was down 6-7,4-6,4-5 (0-30)! This match lasted 3 hours and 28 minutes.

Toronto 1993 final

M.Pernfors - T.Martin 2-6 6-2 7-5 - Mikael Pernfors (Roland Garros 1986 finalist) unexpectedly beat Todd Martin in Toronto 1993 final. Martin was leading 5-2 in the third set!

DAVIS CUP 1995 SF (RUSSIA vs GERMANY) - 24 September 1995

A.Chesnokov - M.Stich 6-4 1-6 1-6 6-3 14-12 - it was the most important match during this Davis Cup semifinal. Stich wasted 9 match points (at 7-6 on his serve) and lost 12-14 in the final set! This match lasted 4 hours and 16 minutes. Russia defeated Germany despite losing 0-2.

DAVIS CUP 1995 FINAL (USA vs RUSSIA) - 1 December 1995

P.Sampras - A.Chesnokov 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4 - another unforgettable Davis Cup match, Sampras lost his consciousness after the final point. Pete was leading 3-6 6-4 6-3 4-2 (40-15), but Chesnokov took the fourth set in tiebreak. Sampras served 13 aces (Chesnokov 11).

Queens Club 1995 semifinal

P.Sampras - M.K.Goellner 6-7(4) 6-2 13-11 - Goellner had 5-2 in the third set and wasted three match points! Goellner served 20 aces, Sampras 19. The German made 13 double-faults too. This match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-12-2007, 09:53 AM
Masters 1993 round-robin

A.Medvedev - J.Courier 6-3 1-6 7-6(4) - it was definitely the end of Courier domination. He was playing without his magical cap for the first time... He lost his all matches during Masters 1993. He wasted 6 MP against Medvedev! This match lasted 1 hour and 53 minutes.

Milan 1995 final

Y.Kafelnikov - B.Becker 7-5 5-7 7-6(6) - Kafelnikov saved one MP in the third set tiebreak. Becker served 25 aces, but made 10 double-faults. This match lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes.

Halle 1997 final

Y.Kafelnikov - P.Korda 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 7-6(7) - Kafelnikov saved one MP again (in the third set tiebreak) and won another title after 2 hours and 22 minutes. Korda served 28 aces! Great match:)

Stuttgart outdoor 1992 final

A.Medvedev - W.Ferreira 6-1 6-4 6-7(5) 2-6 6-1 - Medvedev was leading 6-1,6-4,5-3! He wasted one MP at 5-3. Ferreira tied, but in the fifth set Medvedev was better again;) This final lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Stuttgart indoor 2000 final

W.Ferreira - L.Hewitt 7-6(6) 3-6 6-7(5) 7-6(2) 6-2 - Ferreira won his 14-th career title after 4 hours and 13 minutes! He served 18 aces.

Casablanca 1996 first round

A.Berasategui - M.Filippini 6-2 6-3 - it wasn`t the greatest match of all time, but one game of this match lasted ... 28 minutes! (whole match 1 hour and 19 minutes).

Queens Club 1987 first round

N.Odizor - G.Forget 7-6 4-6 22-20 - It was the most games that have ever been played in the final set!

Greg-Pete fan
04-12-2007, 10:57 AM
Stuttgart outdoor 1991 final

M.Stich - A.Mancini 1-6 7-6(9) 6-4 6-2 - Mancini used perfect baseline tennis to take the first set in just 25 minutes. He broke Stich for the third time in the seventh game of the second set. However Stich broke back immediately and won in tiebreak (he saved one set point at 7-8 and later won 11-9). The German beat his opponent 6-4,6-2 in the next two sets. This match lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes and Stich served 14 aces.

Key Biscayne 1994 quarterfinal

A.Agassi - S.Edberg 7-6(7) 6-2 - Edberg was leading 6-2 in the first set tiebreak!

Cincinnati 1993 semifinal

S.Edberg - P.Sampras 6-7(3) 7-5 7-6(5) - Sampras served 25 aces, but lost to Edberg in the third set tiebreak. Pete made 16 double-faults too. Stefan won after 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Stuttgart-indoor 1996 final

B.Becker - P.Sampras 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 - Another great match between Pete and Boris. Becker beat Sampras after 3 hours and 1 minute. He served 29 aces (Sampras 14).

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 10:05 AM
Sydney indoor 1994 final

R.Krajicek - B.Becker 7-6(5) 7-6(7) 2-6 6-3 - this match lasted only 2 hours and 36 minutes, but it was powerful tennis. Krajicek served 34 aces (Becker "only" 18) and won this Sydney 1994 final in four sets. It is curious, but Becker won more points than Krajicek (135-133)!

Paris indoor 1994 semifinal

M.Rosset - M.Chang 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4 - in the first set Chang was leading 5-0(!), Rosset tied to 5-5, but Chang won in tiebreak. However Rosset took second and the third set. He served 18 aces and advanced to his first (and last) "Masters-Series" final:) This semifinal lasted 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 10:16 AM
Basel 1990 final

J.McEnroe - G.Ivanisevic 6-7 4-6 7-6 6-3 6-4 - I don`t know the score of tiebreaks, especially the third set tiebreak, but Ivanisevic wasted a big chance to beat McEnroe and win in Basel.

Key Biscayne 1992 second round

J.McEnroe - G.Ivanisevic 5-7 7-5 7-5 - another great win for McEnroe during his last season (after beating Becker at Australian Open). He defeated Ivanisevic after 2 hours and 38 minutes. It is impossible, but both players served only 9 aces (6-3 Ivanisevic)!

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 10:42 AM
Stuttgart indoor 1994 final

S.Edberg - G.Ivanisevic - Ivanisevic served 21 aces, but Edberg demolished him in just 1 hour and 55 minutes!

Doha 1993 final

B.Becker - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(4) 4-6 7-5 - it was the first and probably the best Doha final:) Becker beat Ivanisevic in three sets after 2 hours and 29 minutes. Ivanisevic fired 15 aces, Becker 10.

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 11:03 AM
Vienna 1993 final

G.Ivanisevic - T.Muster 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-6(3) - Muster won the first set, but lost in four. It was his second final in Vienna (he lost also in 1988 and 1995). This match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes, Ivanisevic served 24 aces, but Muster was serving very well too - he had 18 aces.

Indian Wells 2001 semifinal

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 7-5 6-4 - Kafelnikov was leading 5-2 in the first and 4-1 in the second set! Both times Sampras won five games in a row!

Voo de Mar
04-20-2007, 07:42 PM
Halle 1995 final

M.Rosset - M.Stich 3-6 7-6(11) 7-6(10) - Marc Rosset didn`t achieve QF at Wimbledon, but he won Halle tournament on grass in 1995. In the final he beat Michael Stich after saving 7 matchpoints! Rosset served 14 aces. This match lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes.



Actually it was 3-6 7-6(11) 7-6(8) ;)

Voo de Mar
04-20-2007, 07:45 PM
Casablanca 1996 first round

A.Berasategui - M.Filippini 6-2 6-3 - it wasn`t the greatest match of all time, but one game of this match lasted ... 28 minutes! (whole match 1 hour and 19 minutes).

Berasategui won that game after 20 deuces and 14 break points... 2-1 in the 2nd set :)

Voo de Mar
04-20-2007, 07:48 PM
Basel 1990 final

J.McEnroe - G.Ivanisevic 6-7 4-6 7-6 6-3 6-4 - I don`t know the score of tiebreaks, especially the third set tiebreak, but Ivanisevic wasted a big chance to beat McEnroe and win in Basel.

Key Biscayne 1992 second round

J.McEnroe - G.Ivanisevic 5-7 7-5 7-5 - another great win for McEnroe during his last season (after beating Becker at Australian Open). He defeated Ivanisevic after 2 hours and 38 minutes. It is impossible, but both players served only 9 aces (6-3 Ivanisevic)!

Basel - Ivanisevic led 5-2 in the 3rd set and lost 7-6(3) 6-4 6-7(4) 3-6 4-6
Key Biscayne - Ivanisevic had match point

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 07:53 PM
Key Biscayne - Ivanisevic had match point

At 5-4? On his serve?

Voo de Mar
04-20-2007, 07:56 PM
At 5-4? On his serve?

I don't know. I remember only in a newspaper was written that BigMac saved match point.

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 08:12 PM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1992 semifinal

M.Stich - P.Sampras 7-6(3) 7-6(5) 3-6 7-6(2) - Sampras didn`t lose his serve, but lost in four sets (three tiebreaks)!

Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1994 final

M.Larsson - P.Sampras 7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4 - Larsson took the first set in tiebreak, but Sampras broke him at 1-1 in the second set. He won 6-4 despite losing 15-40 in the last game. In the third set Larsson won in another tiebreak. In the fourth set Larsson was leading 4-0,5-1(!), but Sampras saved one MP and didn`t surrender. However at 5-4 Larsson won his serve very easily. He served 31 aces, had 20 service winners and made only 2 double-faults! Sampras fired "only" 17 aces. It was probably the best Magnus Larsson match during his career.

Masters 1996 semifinal

B.Becker - R.Krajicek 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 6-3 - Becker served 17 aces (made 12 double-faults too) advanced to Masters 1996 final after beating Richard Krajicek in three sets. This match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes. Krajicek served 20 aces.

Voo de Mar
04-20-2007, 08:15 PM
Masters 1996 semifinal

B.Becker - R.Krajicek 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 6-3 - Becker served 17 aces (made 12 double-faults too) advanced to Masters 1996 final after beating Richard Krajicek in three sets. This match lasted 2 hours and 12 minutes. Krajicek served 20 aces.

Becker had led 4:1 in the 1st tie-break and lost 6 points in a row. Krajicek had 6:5 (30-15) in the 2nd set :(

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 08:46 PM
Becker had led 4:1 in the 1st tie-break and lost 6 points in a row. Krajicek had 6:5 (30-15) in the 2nd set :(

In the same situation as Krajicek was Goran Ivanisevic. He never advanced to Masters final... He reached three semifinals: in 1992, 1993 and 1996.

Masters 1992 semifinal

B.Becker - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 6-4 7-6(7)

Did he waste any MP in the third set?

Masters 1993 semifinal

M.Stich - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(2) 7-6(10) - In this semifinal Goran wasted one or two set points in the second set tiebreak.

Masters 1996 semifinal

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 7-5 - unbelievable match and unbelievable last game. In the first set tiebreak Ivanisevic won 8-6 (he wasted two set points earlier at 6-4). Sampras took the second in tiebreak too. In the final set at Ivanisevic was serving at 5-6. He was leading 30-0, but lost the next three points! On match point for Sampras Ivanisevic made really huge double-fault! 178-180 km/h or something like that. You should know Voo de Mar:)

Voo de Mar
04-20-2007, 08:56 PM
In the same situation as Krajicek was Goran Ivanisevic. He never advanced to Masters final... He reached three semifinals: in 1992, 1993 and 1996.

Masters 1992 semifinal

B.Becker - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 6-4 7-6(7)

Did he waste any MP in the third set?

Masters 1993 semifinal

M.Stich - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(2) 7-6(10) - In this semifinal Goran wasted one or two set points in the second set tiebreak.

Masters 1996 semifinal

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 7-5 - unbelievable match and unbelievable last game. In the first set tiebreak Ivanevic won 8-6 (he wasted two set points earlier at 6-4). Sampras took the first in tiebreak too. In the final set at Ivanisevic was serving at 5-6. He was leading 30-0, but lost the next three points! On match point for Sampras Ivanisevic made really huge double-fault! 178-180 km/h or something like that. You should know Voo de Mar:)

* Ivanisevic did not have match point in that semifinal.
* Goran wasted one set point (7:6) in that tie-break.
* 186 km/h.

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 09:23 PM
Hamburg 2000 final

G.Kuerten - M.Safin 6-4 5-7 6-4 5-7 7-6(3) - this final lasted 3 hours and 52 minutes, Safin served 13 aces, but Kuerten won in the fifth set tiebreak.

Paris indoor 2000 final

M.Safin - M.Philippoussis 3-6 7-6(7) 6-4 3-6 7-6(10) - Philippoussis wasted probably one set point in the third set tiebreak and one or two MP in the fifth set tiebreak! This match lasted 3 hours and 29 minutes. Both players served 22 aces!

Hamburg 1999 final

M.Rios - M.Zabaleta 6-7(5) 7-5 5-7 7-6(5) 6-2 - it was the only "Masters-Series" final for Zabaleta. He was leading 2-1, but Rios took the fourth set in tiebreak and beat him 6-2 in the final set. This great final lasted 4 hours and 7 minutes!:)

Greg-Pete fan
04-20-2007, 09:50 PM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1997 semifinal

P.Rafter- P.Korda 7-5 3-6 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 9-7 - Korda was leading 2-1 and at 6-5 in the fourth set Korda had 40-0 on Rafter serve! He wasted 3 MP and lost in tiebreak. In the final set Rafter wasted 2 MP at 6-5! He wasted his third MP at 8-7, but finished in the next occasion after beautiful rally. Great match:)

Highlights of this match you can find here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tga5sHDhoPE

Voo de Mar
04-21-2007, 12:46 AM
Hamburg 2000 final

G.Kuerten - M.Safin 6-4 5-7 6-4 5-7 7-6(3) - this final lasted 3 hours and 52 minutes, Safin served 13 aces, but Kuerten won in the fifth set tiebreak.

Paris indoor 2000 final

M.Safin - M.Philippoussis 3-6 7-6(7) 6-4 3-6 7-6(10) - Philippoussis wasted probably one set point in the third set tiebreak and one or two MP in the fifth set tiebreak! This match lasted 3 hours and 29 minutes. Both players served 22 aces!

Hamburg 1999 final

M.Rios - M.Zabaleta 6-7(5) 7-5 5-7 7-6(5) 6-2 - it was the only "Masters-Series" final for Zabaleta. He was leading 2-1, but Rios took the fourth set in tiebreak and beat him 6-2 in the final set. This great final lasted 4 hours and 7 minutes!:)


* Safin led against Kuerten 6:5 (30-0) in the 5th.
* It's strange but Philippoussis hadn't set point in the 3rd set and match point in the 5th set. Fifth set was 7-6(8).
* Zabaleta had MP at 6:5 in the 4th set.

Voo de Mar
04-21-2007, 12:56 AM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1997 semifinal

P.Rafter- P.Korda 7-5 3-6 6-7 7-6(4) 9-7 - Korda was leading 2-1 and at 6-5 in the fourth set Korda had 40-0 on Rafter serve! He wasted 3 MP and lost in tiebreak. In the final set Rafter wasted 2 MP at 6-5! He wasted his third MP at 8-7, but finished in the next occasion after beautiful rally. Great match:) I don`t know the score of the third set tiebreak.

Highlights of this match you can find here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tga5sHDhoPE

Yes, beautiful match,for sure one of the best I've ever seen :)
Tie-break in 3rd set - 7:4. Match lasted 4 hours 17 minutes.

I made own stats for this match and I think this is interesting because on atptennis.com haven't CGSC statistics.


----------Aces----S.W.----DF----Fore.----Back.----Passings----Retu.----Voll.----Smash
Rafter----23---------63-------13-----2--------1-------5-----------3-------23------4
Korda-----13---------53-------8------7-------3-------13-----------17------14------7

SW - service winners

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 08:06 AM
It's strange but Philippoussis hadn't set point in the 3rd set and match point in the 5th set. Fifth set was7-6(8).

Sorry, I was watching that match only in fragments. But you are right, it`s strange, many minibreaks in both tiebreaks:eek:

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 08:37 AM
Basel 1989 final

J.Courier - S.Edberg 7-6 3-6 2-6 6-0 7-5 - unknown Courier reached his first ATP final and beat Stefan Edberg in five sets!

Indian Wells 1994 final

P.Sampras - P.Korda 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-2 - Sampras won this great and vrery tough final for him after 3 hours and 9 minutes. He served 23 aces and made 10 double-faults. Korda had only 9 aces.

Paris indoor 1997 second round

P.Sampras - P.Korda 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 - another epic match between Sampras and Korda, the third wonderful match in 1997 (after Wimbledon and U.S. Open). In the last game Korda played two great passingshots and had 40-15 on serve Sampras, but Pete won four points in a row and won 4-6 7-6 6-4:) This match lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes. Sampras served 12 aces, Korda 9 again.

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 10:21 AM
Los Angeles 1993 final

R.Krajicek - M.Chang 0-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) - This final lasted 2 hours and 39 minutes, but everything seemed to be easy for Chang when he comfortably took the first set 6-0! However Krajicek took the second and the third set in tiebreak! Unbelievable final:) Krajicek served only 8 aces.

Voo de Mar
04-21-2007, 10:28 AM
Los Angeles 1993 final

M.Chang - R.Krajicek 0-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) - This final lasted 2 hours and 39 minutes, but everything seemed to be easy for Krajicek when he comfortably took the first set 6-0! However Chang took the second and the third set in tiebreak! Unbelievable final:) Krajicek served only 8 aces.

No!!! :devil: That match won Krajicek 0-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5). In the second set Chang had mini-match point at 4:3 (40-30).

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 10:41 AM
No!!! :devil: That match won Krajicek 0-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5). In the second set Chang had mini-match point at 4:3 (40-30).

:o :devil: Of course...... I`m correcting just now.:devil:

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 10:44 AM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1991 semifinal

M.Chang - I.Lendl 2-6 4-6 6-4 7-6 9-7 - another Chang victory over Lendl after trailing 2-0. I don`t know any stats of this semifinal.

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 10:50 AM
Toronto 1994 second round

A.Agassi - D.Wheaton 3-6 6-1 7-6(7) - I read somewhere that in this match Agassi saved the most match points in his career - 6 or 7. This match lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes and Wheaton fired 12 aces.

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 11:01 AM
Indian Wells 1991 final

J.Courier - G.Forget 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-3 7-6(4) - it was the first "Masters-Series" title for Courier. He beat Guy Forget (in good form) in the fifth set tiebreak. This match lasted 3 hours and 30 minutes. Courier was better in aces too (12-8).

1991 was the best year for Forget. He won two "MS" titles - Cincinnati and Paris indoor. In both times he beat Sampras in the final.

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 11:22 AM
Monte Carlo 1991 final

S.Bruguera - B.Becker 5-7 6-4 7-6(6) 7-6(4) - Becker lost very important final on clay again. In the third set tiebreak he could have one set point, but I`m not sure. This final lasted... 4 hours and 12 minutes. Bruguera was better in aces (4-3)!

Boris Becker finals on clay:

1) 1989 Monte Carlo (lost to A.Mancini)
2) 1990 Hamburg (lost to J.Aguilera)
3) 1991 Monte Carlo (lost to S.Bruguera)
4) 1994 Rome (lost to P.Sampras)
5) 1995 Monte Carlo (lost to T.Muster), he had one MP, I mentioned about this match in this topic earlier
6) 1998 Gstaad (lost to Corretja)

Moreover he reached three semifinals at Roland Garros: 1987 (lost to Mats Wilander), 1989 (lost to Stefan Edberg) and 1991 (lost to Andre Agassi)!

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 11:51 AM
Maybe we should create a new topic about some "unfortunates" players like Becker, Lendl, Edberg, Sampras, even Muster (3 finals in his beloved Vienna) who didn`t win their important tournaments:cool: :devil: :)

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 12:09 PM
Masters 1993 final

M.Stich - P.Sampras 7-6(3) 2-6 7-6(7) 6-2 - Sampras should have won this final after after beating Medvedev (51 minutes) in semis. But Stich presented very solid form too. In the first set Stich was leading 4-0(!), but Sampras tied. Stich took this set in tiebreak. Pete won the second set very easily, but wasted his chance in the third set tiebreak. In the fourth set he was tired and Stich won without any trouble.

Voo de Mar
04-21-2007, 12:31 PM
Masters 1993 final

M.Stich - P.Sampras 7-6(3) 2-6 7-6(7) 6-2 - Sampras should have won this final after after beating Medvedev (51 minutes) in semis. But Stich presented very solid form too. In the first set Stich was leading 4-0(!), but Sampras tied. Stich took this set in tiebreak. Pete won the second set very easily, but wasted his chance in the third set tiebreak. In the fourth set he was tired and Stich won without any trouble.

It was flash of Stich's genius. IMO Stich was the best player I've ever seen, better than Sampras or Federer but too inconsistent.
H2H: Stich vs. Sampras 5-4 (in tie-breaks Stich 7-4).

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 02:11 PM
Two great finals between M.Stich and R.Krajicek in the same tournament!

Stuttgart indoor 1993 final

M.Stich - R.Krajicek 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 3-6 7-5 - this final lasted 3 hours and 46 minutes, Stich won in five sets. Krajicek served 14 aces, Stich 12.

Stuttgart indoor 1995 final

R.Krajicek - M.Stich 7-6(4) 6-3 6-7(6) 1-6 6-3 - Krajicek took revenge for 1993 final. He could waste one MP in the third set tiebreak. This match lasted 3 hours and 2 minutes. Krajicek served 23 aces and made 12 double-faults, Stich served 12 aces and made 13 double-faults.

Voo de Mar
04-21-2007, 02:30 PM
Stuttgart indoor 1995 final

R.Krajicek - M.Stich 7-6(4) 6-3 6-7(6) 1-6 6-3 - Krajicek took revenge for 1993 final. He could waste one MP in the third set tiebreak. This match lasted 3 hours and 2 minutes. Krajicek served 23 aces and made 12 double-faults, Stich served 12 aces and made 13 double-faults.

Krajicek had two match points in the 3rd set.

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 04:56 PM
Masters 1991 final

P.Sampras - J.Courier 3-6 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4 - in the first set Sampras lost his serve twice (at 3-3 and at 3-5). In the second set Pete broke Jim at 5-5, but Courier broke back. Sampras was leading 5-1 in tiebreak, but won only 7-5. In the third and fourth set he broke Courier once:) This final lasted 2 hours and 9 minutes, Sampras served 10 aces.

Davis Cup 1992 final

M.Rosset - J.Courier 6-3 6-7(9) 3-6 6-4 6-4 - Rosset demolished Courier during Olympic tournament in Barcelona. And he beat him again during Davis Cup final. Rosset could have 2-0 lead, but he wasted his chances. Courier was leading 2-1, but Rosset took the fourth and the fifth set 6-4. I don`t know how many aces Rosset served. It was the only point for Switzerland in this 1992 Davis Cup final.

Greg-Pete fan
04-21-2007, 05:34 PM
Stockholm 1994 quarterfinal

G.Ivanisevic - A.Agassi 6-1 3-6 7-6(8) - Agassi wasted one MP in the final set tiebreak. Ivanisevic served 22 aces, Agassi 10.

Key Biscayne 1997 semifinal

S.Bruguera - P.Sampras 5-7 7-6(2) 6-4 - this great match lasted 2 hours and 8 minutes and Bruguera unexpectedly beat Sampras in three sets. He served 10 aces, but Sampras only 8!

Washington 1995 semifinal

S.Edberg - P.Rafter 7-5 5-7 6-2 - another very interesting match between old and young serv and volleyer:) Edberg beat Rafter and advanced to the final where he lost to Agassi.

Washington 1995 final

A.Agassi - S.Edberg 6-4 2-6 7-5 - Edberg wasted a big chance to beat Agassi. He was leading 5-3 in the final set and lost four games in a row! Meanwhile Agassi was vomiting to the flowerpots! Both players won excatly 100 points! This final lasted 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 02:46 PM
Indianapolis 1993 quarterfinal

P.Rafter - P.Sampras 7-6(6) 6-7(3) 7-6(5) - it was the first great match and big success for Rafter. He beat number one at that time Pete Sampras in three tiebreaks! This match lasted 2 hours and 58 minutes(!) Sampras served 12 aces, Rafter 11. In the first set tiebreak Sampras probably wasted one set point.

Indianapolis 1993 semifinal

B.Becker - P.Rafter 6-4 3-6 6-4 - Becker beat Rafter, but he needed three sets and 2 hours and 15 minutes. He won only four more points than Rafter (91-87). They served only 11 aces (6-5 Becker).

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 02:56 PM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1991 semifinal

D.Wheaton - M.Stich 7-6(6) 7-6(6) 7-6(3) - in the first two sets Stich wasted a couple of chances and finally lost in straight sets! In the final Wheaton beat Chang 7-5 6-2 6-4.

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 05:05 PM
Philadelphia 1992 quarterfinal

P.Sampras - A.Krickstein 3-6 7-6(5) 7-6(7) - Sampras saved one MP in the third set tiebreak. This match lasted 2 hours and 31 minutes, Sampras served 20 aces.

Philadelphia 1992 final

P.Sampras - A.Mansdorf 6-1 7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(2) - this final lasted 2 hours and 43 minutes, Sampras served 21 aces, Mansdorf 8. Sampras won 138 points, Mansdorf 130. Both players made very similar match during Hongkong 1993 semifinal.

Hongkong 1993 semifinal

P.Sampras - A.Mansdorf 2-6 7-6(1) 7-6(3) - Sampras won in three tough sets, both players served 9 aces. Sampras was better in points (108-103) and won after 2 hours and 3 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 05:12 PM
Indian Wells 1993 second round

M.Rosset - A.Agassi 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4 - this match lasted 2 hours and 27 minutes, Rosset served 12 aces. Agassi was better in points (110-106), but he lost in three sets. Agassi should have won this match in straight sets, because he was leading 4-2 in the second set tiebreak.

Memphis 1995 semifinal

T.Martin - P.Sampras 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 - it was the third match in Sampras career when he wasted match points and lost his match (another examples: C.G.S.C. Munchen 1993 against Korda and Masters 1998 against Corretja). Sampras wasted 2 MP against Martin and lost in three sets. This match lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes, Sampras served 17 aces, Martin 15.

Voo de Mar
04-23-2007, 06:42 PM
T.Martin - P.Sampras 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 - it was the third match in Sampras career when he wasted match points and lost his match (another examples: C.G.S.C. Munchen 1993 against Korda and Masters 1998 against Corretja). Sampras wasted 2 MP against Martin and lost in three sets. This match lasted 2 hours and 16 minutes, Sampras served 17 aces, Martin 15.

I think it was the 4th time (of the 9 cases) but I'm not sure. Here is my stats of Sampras' winning and losing "MP saved" matches :

Won: 14

1988
4 - Krishnan (Indian Wells)
1989
2 - Krickstein (Indian Wells)
1992
1 - Krickstein (Philadelphia)
1 - G.Lopez (Kitzbuhel)
1 - Woodforde (Cincinnati)
1993
1 - Reneberg (Philadelphia)
2 - Rosset (Dusseldorf - WTC)
1994
2 - Apell (Queens Club)
1995
3 - Goellner (Queens Club)
1 - Enqvist (Montreal)
1996
2 - Woodforde (Cincinnati)
1 - Corretja (US Open)
1999
3 - Clavet (Paris)
2001
3 - Kauffmann (Roland Garros)

Lost: 9

1991
2 - Matsuoka (Montreal)
1993
5 - Korda (Munich - CGSC)
1994
2 - Stich (Dusseldorf - WTC)
1995
2 - T.Martin (Memphis)
1 - Stich (Cincinnati)
1998
2 - W.Ferreira (Key Biscayne)
3 - Corretja (Hannover - Masters)
2000
3 - Safin (Toronto)
2002
2 - T.Johansson (Dusseldorf - WTC)

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 06:51 PM
Lost: 8

1991
2 - Matsuoka (Montreal)
1993
5 - Korda (Munich CGSC)
1994
2 - Stich (Dusseldorf WTC)
1995
2 - T.Martin (Memphis)
1998
2 - W.Ferreira (Key Biscayne)
3 - Corretja (Hannover - Masters)
2000
3 - Safin (Toronto)
2002
2 - T.Johansson (Dusseldorf WTC)

I forgot about Safin (Toronto 2000) and Ferreira (KB 1998), but I didn`t know about the rest of them. Thanks a lot:worship:

Voo de Mar
04-23-2007, 06:58 PM
The funny thing is that Sampras won 4 of 11 "MP saved" matches against two players: Krickstein and Woodforde :) Against Woodforde twice in the same tournament!

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 07:25 PM
New Haven 1995 final

A.Agassi - R.Krajicek 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3 - Krajicek was leading 6-3, 6-5 and wasted two MP on his serve! Agassi beat him 3-6 7-6 6-3. Krajicek served 19 aces. Agassi won four tournaments in a row (Toronto, Cincinnati, Washington, New Haven), but he lost to Sampras in the final of U.S. Open.

Voo de Mar
04-23-2007, 07:37 PM
New Haven 1995 final

A.Agassi - R.Krajicek 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3 - Krajicek was leading 6-3, 6-5 and wasted two MP on his serve! Agassi beat him 3-6 7-6 6-3. Krajicek served 19 aces. Agassi won four tournaments in a row (Toronto, Cincinnati, Washington, New Haven), but he lost to Sampras in the final of U.S. Open.

One of those two match points was absolutely amazing. Krajicek had three chances to finish "championship point" - Agassi hardly returned Krajicek's serve, then hardly hitted backhand after decent Krajicek's volley, then Krajicek had played forehand standing close to the net but Agassi anticipated the direction of the ball and won the point with great forehand's cross passing-shot.
Second match point -> double fault.

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 07:45 PM
Andre Agassi match points

Won: 9

3 (or more) MP - Wheaton (Toronto 1994)
1 MP(?) - Bruguera (Toronto 1994)
2 MP - Krajicek (New Haven 1995)
4 MP - Kucera (C.G.S.C. 1998)
4 MP - Henman (KB 2000)
2 MP - T.Martin (Wimbledon 2000)
2 MP - Rusedski (Washington 2001)
1 MP - Voltschkov (San Jose 2003)
2 MP - R.Delgado (Delray Beach 2006)

Lost: 4

1 MP - A.Mancini (Rome 1989)
2 MP - Hewitt (San Jose 2002)
1 MP - Roddick (Queens Club 2003)
2 MP - Federer (Masters 2003 RR)

Correct me Voo de Mar and complete this list:)

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 08:05 PM
One of those two match points was absolutely amazing. Krajicek had three chances to finish "championship point" - Agassi hardly returned Krajicek's serve, then hardly hitted backhand after decent Krajicek's volley, then Krajicek had played forehand standing close to the net but Agassi anticipated the direction of the ball and won the point with great forehand's cross passing-shot.
Second match point -> double fault.

:eek:


Agassi road to win Olympic Games in Atlanta was amazing too:eek:

1R J.Bjorkman 7-6(6) 7-6(5) - Bjorkman wasted two set points in the first set tiebreak and he was leading 5-3 (30-15) on Agassi serve in the second set!
2R K.Kucera 6-4 6-4
3R A.Gaudenzi 2-6 6-4 6-2 - Agassi was 2-6 1-3 (15-40) down!
QF W.Ferreira 7-5 4-6 7-5 - Ferreira was leading 5-3 in the final set and at 5-4 he was serving for the match!
SF L.Paes 7-6(5) 6-3 - Paes wasted two set points at 6-5 (40-15) on Agassi serve in the first set!
F S.Bruguera 6-2 6-3 6-1 - This final lasted only 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Voo de Mar
04-23-2007, 10:53 PM
Andre Agassi match points

Won: 9

3 (or more) MP - Wheaton (Toronto 1994)
1 MP(?) - Bruguera (Toronto 1994)
2 MP - Krajicek (New Haven 1995)
4 MP - Kucera (C.G.S.C. 1998)
4 MP - Henman (KB 2000)
2 MP - T.Martin (Wimbledon 2000)
2 MP - Rusedski (Washington 2001)
1 MP - Voltschkov (San Jose 2003)
2 MP - R.Delgado (Delray Beach 2006)


3 MP - Escude (Basel 1999)




Lost: 4

1 MP - A.Mancini (Rome 1989)
2 MP - Hewitt (San Jose 2002)
1 MP - Roddick (Queens Club 2003)
2 MP - Federer (Masters 2003 RR)

Correct me Voo de Mar and complete this list:)

1 MP - Ivanisevic (Stockholm 1994)

Greg-Pete fan
04-23-2007, 10:56 PM
Thanks:) What about his matches from 80s?

Voo de Mar
04-23-2007, 11:05 PM
Thanks:) What about his matches from 80s?

:shrug:

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 09:04 AM
:shrug:

I know only about Mancini from Rome 1989 final:)

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 09:35 AM
Key Biscayne 2000 final

P.Sampras - G.Kuerten 6-1 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 7-6(8) - great final, I watched this match a couple of times. Sampras won the first set 6-1 and was leading 5-3 and 5-4 (30-15) on his serve in the second set, but Kuerten broke back and took this set in tiebreak. Sampras won the third set, but in the fourth set at 5-6 he saved two set points (30-40 or advantage Kuerten)! In another tiebreak Sampras was leading 6-2(!),7-6,8-7 and finally won 10-8! Kuerten didn`t have any set points in this tiebreak! Sampras won this final after 3 hours and 18 minutes. Pete served 20 aces, Guga 16.

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 09:47 AM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1998 final

M.Rios- A.Agassi 6-4 2-6 7-6(1) 5-7 6-3 - Rios took the first set 6-4 (Agassi was leading 4-2), but Andre won the second set very easily. Rios was playing with injury, but he was better in the third set tiebreak. Agassi took the fourth set, but in the fifth Rios broke his opponent twice (at 2-2 and at 5-3). On match point for Rios Agassi made a double-fault! Rios won after 2 hours and 55 minutes. He served 18 aces (Agassi 9), Andre made 60 unforced errors (Rios 38), but ... Agassi was better in points (156-154)!

Basel 1998 final

T.Henman - A.Agassi 6-4 6-3 3-6 6-4 - one of the best Tim Henman matches in his career. Henman served 19 aces and beat Agassi after just 2 hours and 16 minutes. Henman won only 8 points more than Agassi (117-108), but he was really better in that final.

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 10:03 AM
Cincinnati 1995 third round

A.Agassi - A.Berasategui 6-0 0-6 6-2 - :eek: :eek: :eek: How could Agassi (in that form) lose 0-6 in the 2nd set? This match lasted 1 hour and 9 minutes.

I remember two more matches when both players won 6-0 set in the same match!

Borg defeated Connors 0-6 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-4 (Wimbledon 1981 semifinal)
Enqvist defeated Chang 0-6 6-4 6-0 (Philadelphia 1995 final)

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 10:27 AM
Philadelphia 1991 final

I.Lendl - P.Sampras 5-7 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-3 - this epic final lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes, Lendl took revenge for U.S. Open 1990 quarterfinal. Lendl finished this match serving three aces in a row! He served 23 aces, Sampras 14.

Indianapolis 1991 final

P.Sampras - B.Becker 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3 - Becker served 12 aces (Sampras only 9), but made 10 double-faults. Sampras won after 2 hours and 47 minutes.

Indianapolis 1992 semifinal

P.Sampras - B.Becker 6-7(3) 6-2 7-6(3) - another great match in the same tournament (Indianapolis) between Sampras and Becker. Boris served 12 aces, Pete 11. This semifinal lasted 2 hours and 28 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 10:40 AM
Hamburg 1993 final

M.Stich - A.Chesnokov 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(7) 6-4 - Chesnokov won more points than Stich (154-151), but the German won this final in four sets. Stich served 14 aces and won after 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Memphis 1993 final

J.Courier - T.Martin 5-7 7-6(4) 7-6(4) - Courier beat Martin after 2 hours and 43 minutes, but Martin was better in points (115-110). Martin served 15 aces, Courier 10.

Hongkong 1993 final

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(2) - Sampras broke Courier serve only once in this final - in the first set. Courier took the second in tiebreak, but Sampras was better in the final set tiebreak. He served 17 aces (Courier 12). This "best of three" final was very long (lasted 2 hours and 51 minutes).

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 02:31 PM
Stockholm 1991 final

B.Becker - S.Edberg 3-6 6-4 1-6 6-2 6-2 - great five set match, Becker served 15 aces and won after 3 hours and 19 minutes. Becker won 133 points, Edberg 128.

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 02:40 PM
Paris-indoor 1994 final

A.Agassi - M.Rosset 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-5 - Agassi beat Rosset in four sets and won Paris-indoor tournament for the first time. This match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes. Rosset served 19 aces.

Key Biscayne 1995 final

A.Agassi - P.Sampras 3-6 6-2 7-6(3) - Sampras won the first set 6-3 and at 2-2 in the second set he had 40-0 on Agassi serve, but Andre won 17 points in a row = set 6-2!!! In the third set tiebreak Agassi won 7-3. This final lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Voo de Mar
04-24-2007, 02:46 PM
I remember two more matches when both players won 6-0 set in the same match!

Borg defeated Connors 0-6 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-4 (Wimbledon 1981 semifinal)
Enqvist defeated Chang 0-6 6-4 6-0 (Philadelphia 1995 final)

Buenos Aires 2005: Gaudio def. Nadal 0-6 6-0 6-1

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 05:14 PM
Queens Club 1994 semifinal

P.Sampras - J.Apell 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2 - Apell took the first set 6-3 and he wasted 2 MP in the second set at 6-5 (on Sampras serve). Then he was leading 5-2 in tiebreak, but Sampras won five points in a row! In the third set Pete won 6-2. This match lasted only 1 hour and 38 minutes, Pete fired 12 aces.

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 09:02 PM
Toronto 1994 quarterfinal

A.Agassi - S.Bruguera 4-6 7-6(2) 6-1 - Bruguera wasted one MP in the second set. This match lasted 1 hour and 49 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 09:13 PM
Marseille 1995 final

B.Becker - D.Vacek 6-7(2) 6-4 7-5 - Becker beat good serving Vacek in three sets. He served 21 aces (Vacek 16 aces) and won after 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Basel 1995 final

J.Courier - J.Siemerink 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 5-7 6-2 7-5 - it was the second win in Basel for Courier (he won this tournament in 1989 too). Both players won 177 points! This final lasted 4 hours and 9 minutes. Siemerink served 17 aces. Wonderful, long and epic match:)

Greg-Pete fan
04-26-2007, 05:23 PM
Indian Wells 1995 semifinal

A.Agassi - B.Becker 6-4 7-6(4) - only two sets, but it was very good match. Becker served 13 aces, but lost to Agassi after 1 hour and 31 minutes. Agassi won only five more points than Becker (73-68).

Masters 1998 semifinal

A.Corretja - P.Sampras 4-6 6-3 7-6(3) - Sampras wasted three MP in the third set! He served 16 aces, but made 10 double-faults. This semifinal lasted
2 hours and 9 minutes. One of the biggest win for Corretja in his career.

Key Biscayne 2000 semifinal

P.Sampras - L.Hewitt 6-3 3-6 6-1 - Sampras was leading 6-3 3-1, but Hewitt won five games in a row! In the third Sampras demolished Hewitt playing great serve and volley:D Pete served 16 aces. This match lasted only 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-26-2007, 05:58 PM
Indian Wells 1990 final

S.Edberg - A.Agassi 6-4 5-7 7-6 7-6 - I read it was a wonderful match, but I didn`t watch it. I don`t know the score of both tiebreaks. Do you know Voo de Mar something more about this final?

Agassi took revenge one week later. He beat Edberg 6-1 6-4 0-6 6-2 during Key Biscayne final:) But I don`t have any information about that final too...

Greg-Pete fan
04-26-2007, 06:08 PM
Masters 1990 final

A.Agassi- S.Edberg 5-7 7-6(6) 7-5 6-2 - another great match between Agassi and Edberg. They met earlier in this tournament (round-robin) and Edberg won 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(5). But in the final Agassi beat his opponent in four sets. Stefan wasted a chance to take 2-0 lead. He could have one set point in the second set tiebreak...

Voo de Mar
04-26-2007, 06:36 PM
Indian Wells 1990 final

Do you know Voo de Mar something more about this final?


No, I don't :(

Greg-Pete fan
04-26-2007, 06:40 PM
No, I don't :(

:( But it`s really difficult to find something about matches which we didn`t see. And atptennis doesn`t have any stats from 1990 matches...:confused:

Greg-Pete fan
04-26-2007, 06:59 PM
Key Biscayne 1994 final

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 5-7 6-3 6-3 - unbelievable final between Sampras and Agassi. Agassi should have won this match because Sampras had problems with his stomach and didn`t appear on the court! But Agassi decided to wait about an hour... He didn`t want to win another title without playing. He wanted to check his form. Sampras finally appeared and beat Agassi in three sets! In the first set Sampras was leading 5-2 (with two breaks of serve) and ... he lost his serve three times in a row! He lost five games in a row and Andre took the first set 7-5. In the second and third set Sampras broke Agassi serve once. In the final game he served four aces. He served 14 aces in that final. This match lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-26-2007, 07:09 PM
Stockholm 1994 final

B.Becker - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) - Becker took revenge for his Wimbledon semifinal loss. He beat Ivanisevic in four sets after 2 hours and 22 minutes. And he served more aces than Goran (23-22).

Greg-Pete fan
04-30-2007, 11:44 AM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1992 first round

M.Stich - S.Edberg 7-6 6-7 8-6 - There were no breaks of serve in the first two sets. In the third set Edberg broke Stich and he was leading 3-0, but Stich tied to 6-6 and won the next two games.

Voo de Mar
04-30-2007, 11:02 PM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1992 first round

M.Stich - S.Edberg 7-6 6-7 8-6 - There were no breaks of serve in the first two sets. In the third set Edberg broke Stich and he was leading 3-0, but Stich tied to 6-6 and won the next two games.

The score with tie-breaks: 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 8-6 ;)
Their H2H is 10-6 for Stich, after that match was 3-3.

Greg-Pete fan
05-01-2007, 09:51 PM
Paris indoor 1992 quarterfinal

G.Forget - S.Edberg 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3 - this match lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes, Forget unexpectedly beat Edberg in three sets. He served 21 aces (Edberg 8).

Paris indoor 1992 final

B.Becker - G.Forget 7-6(3) 6-3 3-6 6-3 - Becker finally showed his very good form in this 1992 season during indoor tournaments. He beat Forget in four sets in Paris final. This final lasted 2 hours and 48 minutes. Forget was better in aces (22-20).

Davis Cup 1997 quarterfinal

G.Ivanisevic - T.Muster 6-7(5) 7-5 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5 - Ivanisevic took revenge for Dubai and AO losses. He beat Muster in five sets, but Croatia lost to Austria 2-3 during Davis Cup 1997 quarterfinal.

Greg-Pete fan
05-01-2007, 10:00 PM
Davis Cup 1994 first round

T.Muster - M.Stich 6-4 6-7(8) 4-6 6-3 12-10 - another match when Stich wasted a lot of his chances. He was leading 2-1 against Muster, but he lost 10-12 in the final set! Fortunately for him Marc-Kevin Goellner beat Horst Skoff and Germany defeated Austria 3-2.

Voo de Mar
05-01-2007, 10:02 PM
Paris indoor 1992 quarterfinal

G.Forget - S.Edberg 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3 - this match lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes, Forget unexpectedly beat Edberg in four sets. He served 21 aces (Edberg 8).


Edberg was leading 5:1 in the second set!

Voo de Mar
05-01-2007, 10:04 PM
Davis Cup 1994 first round

T.Muster - M.Stich 6-4 6-7(8) 4-6 6-3 12-10 - another match when Stich wasted a lot of his chances. He was leading 2-1 against Muster, but he lost 10-12 in the final set! Unfortunately for him Marc-Kevin Goellner beat Horst Skoff and Germany defeated Austria 3-2.

Stich saved three set points in the 2nd set, Muster saved one match point in the 5th. Great match! Lasted 5 hours 24 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
05-01-2007, 10:27 PM
Davis Cup 1987 quarterfinal

B.Becker - J.McEnroe 4-6 15-13 8-10 6-2 6-2 - this match lasted 6 hours and 21 minutes It was one of the longest tennis matches:worship:

B.Becker - T.Mayotte 6-2 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-2 - it was the last match of that quarterfinal. Becker took the first two sets, Mayotte the next two. In the final set at 2-2 Mayotte had 40-15 on Becker serve! However Becker survived and won four games in a row!

Greg-Pete fan
05-01-2007, 10:28 PM
Stich saved three set points in the 2nd set, Muster saved one match point in the 5th. Great match! Lasted 5 hours 24 minutes.

Where can I find the stats of Davis Cup matches?:D

Greg-Pete fan
05-01-2007, 10:39 PM
Davis Cup 1982 quarterfinal

J.McEnroe - M.Wilander 9-7 6-2 15-17 3-6 8-6 - it was the last and the most important match in that quarterfinal. McEnroe beat Wilander after 6 hours and 32 minutes!

Davis Cup 1989 quarterfinal

H.Skoff - M.Wilander 6-7(5) 7-6(7) 1-6 6-4 9-7 - another epic match played by Wilander, but this time he lost to Horst Skoff 7-9 in the final set! This match lasted 6 hours and 9 minutes!

Voo de Mar
05-01-2007, 10:53 PM
Where can I find the stats of Davis Cup matches?:D

I don't know. I had seen that match on TV and noted match time in my tennis notebook :)

Greg-Pete fan
05-01-2007, 11:09 PM
Stockholm 1992 final

G.Ivanisevic - G.Forget 7-6(2) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2 - Ivanisevic beat Forget after 2 hours and 48 minutes. He was better in aces too (30-17).

Greg-Pete fan
05-02-2007, 09:02 AM
Davis Cup 1996 final

T.Enqvist - C.Pioline 3-6 6-7(8) 6-4 6-4 9-7 - Pioline was leading 2-0 and later 5-2 in the final set, but he lost to Enqvist after 4 hours and 25 minutes! Sweden tied to 2-2.

A.Boetsch - N.Kulti 7-6(2) 2-6 4-6 7-6(5) 10-8 - it was the last and the most important match for that final. Nicklas Kulti who replaced Stefan Edberg, was leading 2-1, but Arnaud Boetsch beat him in five sets and France defeated Sweden 3-2! Actually Kulti should have won this match with no trouble! He wasted 2 set points in the first set, mini-match point in the fourth set and three match points in the final set!This epic match lasted 4 hours and 45 minutes!

Greg-Pete fan
05-02-2007, 12:10 PM
Stuttgart outdoor 1993 final

M.Gustafsson - M.Stich 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-4 - Stich fired 10 aces, but lost to Gustafsson after 3 hours and 8 minutes! It was the biggest success in Gustafsson career.

Voo de Mar
05-02-2007, 12:20 PM
Stuttgart outdoor 1993 final

M.Gustafsson - M.Stich 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-4 - Stich fired 10 aces, but lost to Gustafsson after 3 hours and 8 minutes! It was the biggest success in Gustafsson career.

Stich was leading 4:2 in the 5th set and at 4:4 had 3 mini-match-points.

Greg-Pete fan
05-02-2007, 12:54 PM
Antwerp 1992 quarterfinal

R.Krajicek - P.Korda 3-6 6-1 7-6(7) - Krajicek served 19 aces and beat Korda in three sets. Did Krajicek save any match points in the third set tiebreak? This match lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes.

Antwerp 1992 semifinal

R.Krajicek - J.Courier 4-6 6-4 7-5 - Krajicek unexpectedly beat number one player Jim Courier in the same tournament! He served 14 aces. This match lasted 2 hours and 18 minutes. In the final of Antwerp 1992 Krajicek beat Mark Woodforde 6-2 6-2.

Los Angeles 1993 semifinal

R.Krajicek - P.Sampras 6-4 3-6 7-6(3) - another great result for Krajicek who defeated Sampras in three sets during Los Angeles 1993 semifinal. Sampras wasted his chance in the third set and lost in tiebreak. Both players won 85 points. Only 19 aces (10-9 Krajicek). This match lasted 1 hour and 52 minutes.

Voo de Mar
05-02-2007, 12:58 PM
Antwerp 1992 quarterfinal

R.Krajicek - P.Korda 3-6 6-1 7-6(7) - Krajicek served 19 aces and beat Korda in three sets. Did Krajicek save any match points in the third set tiebreak? This match lasted 1 hour and 59 minutes.


Yes, Korda had one match point in TB.

Greg-Pete fan
05-02-2007, 01:06 PM
Davis Cup 1994 quarterfinal

R.Krajicek - P.Sampras 2-6 7-5 7-6(5) 7-5 - USA beat the Netherlands 3-2, but Sampras lost to Krajicek in four sets! Pete got injured at that time, but Krajicek always was a very tough opponent for fim. H2H 6-4 for Krajicek...

Davis Cup 1992 quarterfinal

P.Korda - P.Sampras 6-4 6-3 2-6 6-3 - Sampras repeated his form from Davis Cup 1991 final against France and this time he lost to Korda after 2 hours and 17 minutes. Fortunately for him, Agassi beat Novacek 7-6(5) 6-0 6-0(!) and USA advanced to the semifinal.

Greg-Pete fan
05-02-2007, 01:17 PM
Stockholm 1991 semifinal

B.Becker - J.Courier 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4 - Becker beat Courier in three sets after 2 hours and 26 minutes. He served 13 aces (Courier 10). In the final Becker defeated Edberg in five sets.

Rotterdam 1992 final

B.Becker - A.Volkov 7-6(9) 4-6 6-2 - it was very good final between Becker and Alexander Volkov. The German won in three sets after 2 hours and 19 minutes. He won 96 points (Volkov 91). Volkov wasted probably one or two set points in the first set tiebreak.

Greg-Pete fan
05-02-2007, 09:38 PM
Basel 1992 quarterfinal

B.Becker - A.Mansdorf 7-6(5) 6-7(6) 6-3 - Becker served 16 aces and beat Amos Mansdorf in three tough sets. This quarterfinal lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Milan 1995 semifinal

B.Becker - P.Korda 7-6(3) 6-7(3) 6-2 - Becker defeated Korda after 2 hours and 40 minutes, he served 18 aces (Korda 9).

Masters 1995 semifinal

B.Becker - T.Enqvist 6-4 6-7(5) 7-5 - it was a great match, Enqvist wasted a lot of chances to beat Becker. At 5-5 in the final set an umpire made a wrong decision and Enqvist was broken. Becker was better in aces too (25-13). He won after 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
05-02-2007, 10:18 PM
Masters 1996 round-robin

B.Becker - P.Sampras 7-6(10) 7-6(4) - Becker served 24 aces (Sampras 15) and beat him after 2 hours and 10 minutes. Both players won 94 points. In the first set tiebreak Sampras wasted a couple of set points! In the second set Pete was 4-3 or 5-4 up with break, but Becker broke back immediately and won this match in second TB. Wonderful match:worship:

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 09:01 AM
Stockholm 1992 quarterfinal

P.Sampras - P.Korda 7-6(4) 5-7 6-3 - another classic match between Sampras and Korda. Pete beat Korda in three sets after 2 hours and 37 minutes. He was better in aces too (14-9).

Paris indoor 1993 semifinal

G.Ivanisevic - S.Edberg 4-6 7-6(4) 7-6(3) - Ivanisevic served 23 aces and defeated Edberg after 2 hours and 9 minutes. It was a great tournament for Goran who beat Chang, Sampras, Edberg and Medvedev (in straight sets) in the final:)

Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1994 semifinal

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-7(5) 10-8 - this match lasted 3 hours and 30 minutes, Sampras needed five tough sets to beat Ivanisevic. Sampras wasted four match points... but he finished this match in the fifth occasion. Ivanisevic served 41 aces! Sampras fired "only" 29 aces.

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 12:34 PM
Chicago 1991 final

J.McEnroe - P.McEnroe 3-6 6-2 6-4 - "Big Mac" served 16 aces and beat his younger brother in three sets in Chicago 1991 final. This match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes. It was the last (77) single title for John McEnroe.

Memphis 1992 second round

J.Connors - M.Stich 5-7 7-6(5) 7-5 - what a match! Jimmy Connors great victory over Stich. The German served 25 aces, but made 10 double-faults. "Jimbo" served only 2 aces and won less points Stich (113-120), but he beat him after 2 hours and 46 minutes!

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 01:01 PM
Stockholm 1993 final

M.Stich - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 6-2 - Stich was in his great form and he beat Ivanisevic in four sets in this Stockholm final. Ivanisevic served 30 aces (Stich 15), but Stich was better player. This match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Cincinnati 1995 quarterfinal

M.Stich - P.Sampras 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-1 - Stich served 27 aces in just three sets(!) and unexpectedly beat Sampras after 2 hours and 2 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 01:09 PM
Sydney indoor 1991 semifinal

S.Edberg - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 7-6(2) 7-6(5) - Edberg beat Ivanisevic in three tough sets after 2 hours and 39 minutes. Ivanisevic won 117 points (Edberg 115), but he served only 10 aces.

Voo de Mar
05-03-2007, 01:31 PM
Stockholm 1993 final

M.Stich - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 6-2 - Stich was in his great form and he beat Ivanisevic in four sets in this Stockholm final. Ivanisevic served 30 aces (Stich 15), but Stich was better player. This match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes.


Ivanisevic had double set point in the second set tie-break for a two sets lead.

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 07:16 PM
Olympic Games 1992 quarterfinal

G.Ivanisevic - F.Santoro 6-7(5) 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4 8-6 - it was the fourth five-set win in a row for Goran Ivanisevic! Santoro was leading 2-0, but he lost 6-8 in the fifth set. I don`t know how many aces Ivanisevic served.

Olympic Games 1992 final

M.Rosset - J.Arrese 7-6(2) 6-4 3-6 4-6 8-6 - It was the biggest success in Marc Rosset career. He reached French Open semifinal in 1996 too. In this Olympic final he beat Jordi Arrese in five sets! He finished this match with two
big forehand winners in a row! This match lasted 5 hours and 3 minutes!

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 08:05 PM
Tokyo indoor 1993 quarterfinal

I.Lendl - B.Becker 6-3 1-6 7-6(2) - very good match between Becker and Lendl. Boris won one more point than Ivan (93-92) and served more aces (20-19), but he lost in the third set tiebreak! This match lasted 2 hours and 2 minutes.

New Haven 1992 semifinal

S.Edberg - I.Lendl 7-6(2) 4-6 6-3 - Edberg beat Lendl after 2 hours and 25 minutes. It was another exciting match between two great rivals.

Rotterdam 1991 final

O.Camporese - I.Lendl 3-6 7-6(4) 7-6(4) - it was very interesting match. Lendl should have won in straight sets, but he lost to quite good Italian player Omar Camporese! Lendl won five points more than Camporese (108-103), he served more aces (13-11), but Camporese was better in the second and third tiebreak. This final lasted 2 hours and 48 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 08:19 PM
Masters 2000 semifinal

G.Kuerten - P.Sampras 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 - it was a wonderful match, Sampras wasted a lot of chances. In the final set Sampras had 40-0 on Kuerten serve, but Guga survived. Later he broke Sampras serve. At 5-4 Guga was serving for the match. Pete had 40-15 in that game, but Kuerten won four points in a row! He finished this match with an ace. Gustavo fired 12 aces (Pete only 8) and won after 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Key Biscayne 1996 semifinal

G.Ivanisevic - P.Sampras 2-6 6-4 6-4 - it was a very strange match. Sampras was leading 6-2 1-0 when the match was suspended due to rain. They came back after 48 minutes and Ivanisevic started playing better. Pete unexpectedly lost his serve twice and lost whole match! Pete won four points more than Goran (81-77) and served more aces (11-10)... Ivanisevic beat him after only 1 hour and 29 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 08:33 PM
New Haven 1995 quarterfinal

M.Wilander - M.Rosset 6-7(8) 7-5 7-5 - it was one of the last very good matches played by Wilander. He beat Marc Rosset in three sets after 2 hours and 50 minutes! He won only two more points than Rosset (123-121). Rosset fired 11 aces.

Rome 1992 quarterfinal

P.Korda - P.Sampras 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 - Sampras took the first set with no trouble, but he lost the second set in tiebreak and the third set too. He won 96 points, Korda 92. Only 9 aces (6-3 Sampras). Pete made 8 double-faults and lost after 1 hour and 51 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 09:18 PM
Masters 2003 round-robin

R.Federer - A.Agassi 6-7(3) 6-3 7-6(7) - it was a wonderful match:worship:

First set: Federer was 2-0 up, later Agassi was 6-5 up with break, but Roger broke back immediately! In the first set tiebreak Agassi had 6-0 and won easily 7-3.

Second set: Federer broke Agassi for 3-1 lead, Agassi didn`t surrender (he had 40-15 in the sixht and 30-0 in the eight game on Federer serve), but he couldn`t broke Roger. Federer took this set 6-3.

Third set: Federer was leading 5-3, but Agassi tied to 5-5! In tiebreak Agassi had his first MP at 6-5! Federer saved it, but Agassi won the next point and he had his second MP on his serve at 7-6! Roger saved it again and won the next two points (he finished this match with a great passingshot).

This match lasted 2 hours and 25 minutes, Roger fired 20 aces.

Greg-Pete fan
05-03-2007, 09:33 PM
Masters 2003 round-robin

A.Agassi - D.Nalbandian 7-6(10) 3-6 6-4 - another epic match which lasted 2 hours and 32 minutes!

First set: Agassi was leading 4-1, but later Nalbandian was 6-5 up and he was serving for the set! He wasted two set points and Agassi took the first set in tiebreak! In this TB Nalbandian wasted another 2 set points! Agassi wasted three set points too(!), but he finally won 12-10.

Second set: Nalbandian had 3-0 (30-0) and this time he didn`t waste his advantage. He won 6-3.

Third set: Agassi was leading 4-1 and he had two mini-match points... Later he was leading 5-2 (30-15)... Nalbandian broke back! At 5-4 Nalbandian had 40-15 on his serve. He lost the next two points. He made a double-fault on deuce... On match point, Agassi played very agressive volley and won this unforgettable match 7-6(10) 3-6 6-4:)

Voo de Mar
05-04-2007, 12:28 AM
Olympic Games 1992 quarterfinal

G.Ivanisevic - F.Santoro 6-7(5) 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4 8-6 - it was the fourth five-set win in a row for Goran Ivanisevic! Santoro was leading 2-0, but he lost 6-8 in the fifth set. I don`t know how many aces Ivanisevic served.


In the 5th set Santoro led 5:2. Ivanisevic saved also 4 match points and won 4th five-setter in a row!

Greg-Pete fan
05-04-2007, 08:18 AM
Buenos Aires 2005: Gaudio def. Nadal 0-6 6-0 6-1

Yes and I have just found another example:D

Barcelona 1990 final

A.Gomez - G.Perez-Roldan 6-0 7-6 3-6 0-6 6-2

Greg-Pete fan
05-05-2007, 09:55 AM
Masters 1988 final

B.Becker - I.Lendl 5-7 7-6(5) 3-6 6-2 7-6(5) - unforgettable final which lasted 4 hours and 42 minutes. In the final set tiebreak Becker won 7-5. And it was very lucky match point.

Masters 1986 round-robin

S.Edberg - Y.Noah 4-6 6-3 7-6 - Edberg saved three MP serving at 4-5 in the third set.

Masters 1986 round-robin

I.Lendl- A.Gomez 6-3 7-5 - Lendl didn`t lose any set in that tournament, but Gomez could do it. He wasted his advantage in the 2nd set. He was leading 5-3 (30-0) on serve and lost four games in a row!

Greg-Pete fan
05-07-2007, 11:01 PM
Antwerp 1993 semifinal

P.Sampras - C.Pioline 4-6 7-5 6-1 - Pioline was leading 6-4, 5-3 (30-30) on his serve! Sampras won four games in a row and took the second set 7-5. In the third set he lost only one game. This match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes. Sampras served 11 aces.

Caio_Brasil
05-08-2007, 01:08 AM
There was a great match that I saw:

2002 Costa do Sauípe Final - Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) d. Guillermo Coria (ARG) 6/7(4) 7/5 7/6(2)

Greg-Pete fan
05-12-2007, 03:53 PM
Masters 1992 semifinal

B.Becker - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 6-4 7-6(7)

* Ivanisevic did not have match point in that semifinal.

Yes, Goran didn`t have any, but I read that Becker wasted four match points in this TB (he was leading 6-3 and later 7-6), but he won the match on the fifth match point:)

Greg-Pete fan
05-12-2007, 04:54 PM
Los Angeles 1991 semifinal

B.Gilbert - S.Edberg 7-6(2) 6-7(1) 6-4 - Gilbert could win in straight sets, he had 7-6 5-4 (40-30) on his serve, but Edberg saved one match point and took the second set in tiebreak. In the third set Gilbert broke Edberg in the final game and won after 2 hours and 46 minutes. Gilbert served 9 aces. Edberg said he even thought about retiring in the second set, but he didn`t surrender.

Greg-Pete fan
05-12-2007, 08:55 PM
Rome 1992 quarterfinal

P.Korda - P.Sampras 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3 - Sampras took the first set with no trouble, but he lost the second set in tiebreak and the third set too. He won 96 points, Korda 92. Only 9 aces (6-3 Sampras). Pete made 8 double-faults and lost after 1 hour and 51 minutes.

I have just found more piece of information about that match:D

- Sampras was leading 6-1, 5-3!
- Sampras was leading 4-0 in the second set tiebreak and lost 7 points in a row!
- Sampras was leading 3-1 in the third set and lost five games in a row!

Greg-Pete fan
05-12-2007, 09:03 PM
Indian Wells 1990 final

S.Edberg - A.Agassi 6-4 5-7 7-6 7-6 -

The score of these tiebreaks:

6-4 5-7 7-6(1) 7-6(6)

Greg-Pete fan
05-12-2007, 09:05 PM
A.Mancini - A.Agassi 6-3 4-6 2-6 7-6 6-1 - Agassi wasted one match point in the fourth set, probably at 5-4 or 6-5.

- Mancini took the fourth set tiebreak 7-2.
- this match lasted 3 hours and 13 minutes

Agassi served for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set and wasted one match point at 40-30. This final lasted 3 hours and 13 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
05-17-2007, 07:43 PM
Atlanta 1992 final

A.Agassi - P.Sampras 7-5 6-4 - only two sets, but it was quite good match. This match lasted only 1 hour and 13 minutes, Sampras served 6 aces, Agassi 5. Pete wasted four set points at 5-4 in the first set!

Greg-Pete fan
05-27-2007, 01:55 PM
Stuttgart indoor 1992 quarterfinal

G.Ivanisevic - J.Courier 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(8) - this match lasted 2 hours and 32 minutes, Ivanisevic served 20 aces. Ivanisevic saved 3 match points - two at 4-5 in the final set and one at 6-7 in the tiebreaker! He also finished this match with an ace.

Voo de Mar
06-05-2007, 11:20 AM
Stratton Mountain 1986:

3rd round: B.Becker def. K.Curren 6-2 3-6 7-6(7) - 2 m.p.
semifinal: B.Becker def. J.McEnroe 3-6 7-5 7-6(8) - 4 m.p.

18-year-old Boris Becker who was freshly after second triumph at Wimbledon, beat two great players after saving match points in the tie-breaks. Curren in the final tie-break led 4:0, 5:2 and 6:4; McEnroe in the final tie-break led 6:3 and 7:6! :D

Voo de Mar
06-05-2007, 11:25 AM
Toronto indoor 1990:

quarterfinal: I.Lendl def. K.Curren 6-7(4) 7-6(12) 6-3 - 7 m.p.

Curren in the 2nd set tie-break led 5:0 and had 7 match points! At 10:9 Curren thought he won the match after Lendl's volley which hit the line :)

Voo de Mar
06-05-2007, 11:33 AM
Queens Club 1992:

semifinal: S.Matsuoka def. S.Edberg 1-6 7-6(6) 10-8 - 6 m.p.

Shuzo Matsuoka of Japan (highest ranking 42) saved 6 match points: Edberg led 6:4 in the tie-break and had another 4 match points at 6:5 in the third. At 8:8 Matsuoka broke Edberg's serve for the first time in the match and won after 3 hours 14 minutes. Aces/double faults: Matsuoka 12/10, Edberg 6/5.
(Matsuoka one year earlier beat also Sampras after saving match points!).

Greg-Pete fan
06-05-2007, 05:28 PM
Voo de Mar:worship: Thank you for helping me:) Great matches. Please carry on. We should cooperate:)

Voo de Mar
06-11-2007, 12:39 AM
Los Angeles 1989:

Semifinal: A.Krickstein def. B.Gilbert 1-6 7-6(0) 6-2 - 7 m.p.
Final: A.Krickstein def. M.Chang 2-6 6-4 6-2

Aaron Krickstein, one of the best five-set's players in history (10 career wins from 0-2 set deficits!!!), won also many thriller matches "the best of three". A great example of his mental strengh was tournament in Los Angeles '89. In the semifinal Krickstein was 1-6 2:5 down and saved 7 match points against Gilbert. In the final was 2-6 1:4 down against Chang and won 5 games in a row. In the final set it was 1:2 and Krickstein again won 5 games in a row :)

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 07:01 PM
Compaq Grand Slam Cup 1991 semifinal

M.Chang - I.Lendl 2-6 4-6 6-4 7-6 9-7 - another Chang victory over Lendl after trailing 2-0. I don`t know any stats of this semifinal.

Chang saved one MP in that match! That semifinal lasted 4 hours and 42 minutes!

In the fourth set TB it was 7-5 for Chang:D

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 08:28 PM
Basel 1989 final

J.Courier - S.Edberg 7-6 3-6 2-6 6-0 7-5 - unknown Courier reached his first ATP final and beat Stefan Edberg in five sets!

TB: Courier 8-6 :)

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 08:46 PM
Davis Cup 1992

Germany - Brasil

B.Becker - L.Mattar 6-4 5-7 1-6 7-6(2) 6-0 - it was another great Boris Becker comeback from two sets to love down. He saved 6 match points in the fourth set! That match lasted 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 08:53 PM
Philadelphia 1985 2nd round

Y.Noah - S.Mayer 6-4 5-7 7-6(6) - Noah survived four match points and beat Sandy Mayer in three sets. Noah returning to action after missing four months with a back injury, rose from 2-5 in the third set, fought off one match point at 3-5, two more at 4-5 and one more at 5-6(!) before tying at 6-6 to send the match into a lucky tiebreaker.

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 09:00 PM
Indianapolis 1985 2nd round

B.Becker - M.Pernfors 4-6 7-6(8) 6-2 - Voo de Mar mentioned about Boris comebacks and we have another one. This time Becker overcame five match points in the second set and advanced to the next round after 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
06-12-2007, 09:14 PM
Queens Club 1986 QF

T.Mayotte - B.Becker 6-7(4) 7-6(7) 6-2 - this time Becker wasted one match point in the 2nd set tiebreaker and lost to Tim Mayotte.

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 11:02 AM
Wembley 1990 SF

M.Chang- Ch.Bergstrom 6-3 3-6 7-6(2) - in the third set Bergstrom was leading 4-0 and later 5-4 (30-0) on serve!

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 07:14 PM
Rome 1993 QF

M.Chang - A.Chesnokov 6-3 5-7 7-5 - Chang saved two match points in the third set and defeated Chesnokov in a match lasting 3 hours and 38 minutes(!) and finished it just before midnight!

Greg-Pete fan
06-30-2007, 12:21 PM
Indian Wells 1996 third round

A.Agassi - T.Martin 7-6(9) 2-6 7-6(1) - Agassi had to fight back from a 6-3 deficit in the first set tiebreaker! He saved four or five set point in this tiebreaker!

Martin served 11 aces and took the second set with no trouble, but in the third set tiebreaker he won only one point. "It`s a lot of fun to be a part of high-level competition, and that`s what it was out there today" - Martin said.

Agassi said it was a match he was able to enjoy twice, once while on the court and then as he walked off ;)