He did not advance past the quarterfinals in his next three tournaments, losing to Chang, Richey Reneberg, and Goran Ivanišević. In September, Sampras captured his first Grand Slam title, at the US Open. Along the way, he defeated sixth-ranked Thomas Muster in the fourth round and third-ranked Ivan Lendl in a five-set quarterfinal, breaking Lendl's streak of eight consecutive US Open finals. He then defeated 20th-ranked McEnroe in a four-set semifinal to set up a final with fourth-ranked Agassi. Sampras beat Agassi in straight sets to become the US Open's youngest-ever male singles champion at the age of 19 years and 28 days.
SamprasPeter SamprasP Sampras
AgassiAndrei AgassiAgassi, Andre
In 1992, he defeated Goran Ivanišević in a five-set final. Along the way, Agassi overcame two former Wimbledon champions: Boris Becker and John McEnroe. No other baseliner would triumph at Wimbledon until Lleyton Hewitt ten years later. Agassi was named the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year in 1992. Agassi once again played on the United States' Davis Cup winning team in 1992. It was their second Davis cup title in three years. In 1993, Agassi won the only doubles title of his career, at the Cincinnati Masters, partnered with Petr Korda. He missed much of the early part of that year due to injuries.
CourierJ CourierCourier, Jim
Ivan Lendl (0–4). 2005: Stanford Cup Houston – defeated Todd Martin 6–2, 6–3. 2006: Champions Cup Naples – defeated Pat Cash 6–4, 7–6(8). 2006: The Championships at the Palisades – defeated Martin 5–7, 7–6(6), [10–4]. 2008: The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Legends Championship – defeated Wayne Ferreira 7–6(3), 7–6(1).
Pete Sampras successfully defended his title, defeating Goran Ivanišević in the final, 7–6 (7–2), 7–6 (7–5), 6–0 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1994 Wimbledon Championships. 🇺🇸 Pete Sampras (Champion) 🇩🇪 Michael Stich (First round) 🇸🇪 Stefan Edberg (Second round) Goran Ivanišević (Final) 🇺🇸 Jim Courier (Second round) 🇺🇸 Todd Martin (Semifinals) 🇩🇪 Boris Becker (Semifinals) 🇪🇸 Sergi Bruguera (Fourth round) 🇺🇦 Andriy Medvedev (Fourth round) 🇺🇸 Michael Chang (Quarterfinals) 🇨🇿 Petr Korda (Second round) 🇺🇸 Andre Agassi (Fourth round) 🇫🇷 Cédric Pioline (First round) Marc Rosset (Second round) 🇷🇺 Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Third round) 🇫🇷 Arnaud Boetsch (First
Goran Ivanišević defeated Pat Rafter in the final, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships. Ivanišević became the first unseeded player to win the title since Boris Becker in 1985. He became the first wild card to win a Grand Slam. Before the tournament he was ranked 125th and after the win he climbed 109 places to 16th. He had reached the final three times before (in 1992, 1994 and 1998) but lost each time (to Agassi, and Sampras twice, respectively). Pete Sampras was a then record seven-time (and four-time defending) champion, but he lost in the fourth round to 19-year-old Roger Federer.
Queen's ClubLondon/Queen's ClubAegon Championships
Winners of both events – Pete Sampras in 1995 (doubles with Todd Martin), Mark Philippoussis in 1997 (doubles with Patrick Rafter), and Feliciano López in 2019 (doubles with Andy Murray). Most prize money received – Andy Murray €1,064,565 + $15,275 (£850,007 at 19/06/16 exchange rates). 22 of the last 25 Wimbledon champions have played at the Queen's Club Championships. Several players have completed the Queen's/Wimbledon double, winning both events back to back, including Don Budge, Roy Emerson, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Lleyton Hewitt, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray; only McEnroe, Sampras and Murray have completed this twice. Official tournament website.
. * Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) – 1994 Australian Open Men's Singles draw 1) 🇺🇸 Pete Sampras (Champion). 2) 🇩🇪 Michael Stich (First round). 3) 🇺🇸 Jim Courier (Semifinalist). 4) 🇸🇪 Stefan Edberg (Semifinalist). 5) 🇭🇷 Goran Ivanišević (Quarterfinalist). 6) 🇦🇹 Thomas Muster (Quarterfinalist). 7) 🇫🇷 Cédric Pioline (First round). 8) 🇨🇿 Petr Korda (First round). 9) 🇺🇸 Todd Martin (Finalist). 10) 🇸🇪 Magnus Gustafsson (Quarterfinalist). 11) 🇨🇭 Marc Rosset (Third round). 12) 🇷🇺 Alexander Volkov (Fourth round). 13) Wayne Ferreira (Fourth round). 14) 🇨🇿 Karel Nováček (Third round). 15) 🇺🇸 Ivan Lendl (Fourth round). 16) 🇫🇷 Arnaud Boetsch (Second round).
RusedskiG RusedskiG. Rusedski
Gregory Rusedski (born 6 September 1973) is a British and Canadian former tennis player. He was the British No. 1 in 1997, 1999 and 2006, and reached the ATP ranking of world No. 4 for periods from 6 October 1997 to 12 October 1997 and from 25 May 1998 to 21 June 1998.
The Grand Slam Cup was a tennis tournament held annually at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany from 1990 through 1999. The event was organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which invited the best-performing players in the year's Grand Slam events to compete in the Grand Slam Cup.
Henman came through the first three rounds with ease, winning over Artem Derepasko, Martin Lee, and Sjeng Schalken. However, it took five sets to defeat the 22nd American seed Todd Martin in round four. In the quarter-finals Henman beat Roger Federer in four tough sets, the latter having defeated Henman's longtime nemesis Sampras in the fourth round. In his semi-final Henman met wildcard entrant, Goran Ivanišević where, after several rain delays, Ivanišević eventually managed to win in five sets. Henman had come back from a set down and won the third set 6-0 to take the lead by 2 sets to 1 before rain stopped play.
ChangM ChangChang, Michael
Michael Te-Pei Chang (born February 22, 1972) is an American retired professional tennis player. He is the youngest male player in history to win a Grand Slam, winning the 1989 French Open at 17 years and 95 days old. Chang won a total of 34 top-level professional singles titles, was a three-time Grand Slam runner-up, and reached a career-best ranking of world No. 2 in 1996. Since he was shorter than virtually all of his opponents, he played a dogged defensive style utilizing his quickness and speed.
StockholmStockholm, SwedenIf Stockholm Open
The Stockholm Open (currently sponsored by Intrum) is a tennis event on the ATP Tour played in Stockholm, Sweden. The tournament is owned by The Royal Lawn Tennis Club of Stockholm 40%, SALK (Stockholm Public Lawn Tennis Club) 40% and Tennis Stockholm 20%.
SydneyMedibank InternationalSydney Outdoor
The Sydney International (formerly known as the Championship of New South Wales and New South Wales Open, with various title sponsors), formerly sponsored as the Apia International Sydney from 2012 to 2017, is a professional tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, that was last played in January 2019. The tournament was played annually at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Homebush. It is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, dating to 1885. The tournament has not been scheduled in 2020 due to the new ATP Cup tournament.
BerasateguiA BerasateguiA. Berasategui
He also reached his first Grand Slam final at the French Open, where he defeated Wayne Ferreira, Cédric Pioline, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Javier Frana, Goran Ivanišević and Magnus Larsson to face fellow Spaniard and defending champion Sergi Bruguera. He was defeated in four sets, 3–6, 5–7, 6–2, 1–6. Berasategui retired from the professional tour in May 2001, having had persistent wrist injuries since his match with Hernán Gumy at the Bologna tournament in June 1998. The injuries had an adverse effect on his results and form, and had caused his consistency and ranking to decline. He also suffered severe cramps of unknown origin in long matches.
KordaNelly KordaP Korda
In 1990, Korda and Goran Ivanišević finished runners-up in the men's doubles at the French Open, and as a result, Korda reached his career-high doubles ranking of world No. 10.In 1992, he rose to the men's singles final at the French Open beating Christian Bergström, Shuzo Matsuoka, Michiel Schapers, Jaime Oncins, Andrei Cherkasov and Henri Leconte, before he was defeated in straight sets by defending champion Jim Courier 7–5, 6–2, 6–1. A highlight of Korda's career include winning the Grand Slam Cup in 1993, with five-set wins in the semifinal and final over Pete Sampras and Michael Stich, the number 1 and 2 tennis players in the world at that time.
. 🇺🇸 Pete Sampras (Quarterfinals) 🇩🇪 Boris Becker (Third round, retired) 🇺🇸 Andre Agassi (First round) Goran Ivanišević (Quarterfinals) 🇷🇺 Yevgeny Kafelnikov (First round) 🇺🇸 Michael Chang (First round) 🇦🇹 Thomas Muster (Withdrew) 🇺🇸 Jim Courier (First round) 🇸🇪 Thomas Enqvist (Second round) 🇩🇪 Michael Stich (Fourth round) Wayne Ferreira (Third round) 🇸🇪 Stefan Edberg (Second round) 🇺🇸 Todd Martin (Semifinals) Marc Rosset (Third round) 🇫🇷 Arnaud Boetsch (First round) 🇫🇷 Cédric Pioline (Fourth round) Richard Krajicek (Champion) Thomas Muster withdrew due to injury.
Carlos MoyàCarlos MoyaMoyá
He reached the fourth round of the US Open, where he held a match point in the fourth set, but eventually lost to Todd Martin in an epic five-set marathon, 7–6, 7–6, 1–6, 6–7, 2–6. Moyá's best result for the rest of 2000 was winning at Portugal over his countryman Francisco Clavet. In 2001, Moyá won the title at Umag. He also finished runner-up at Barcelona, where he lost in a four-hour marathon final to countryman Juan Carlos Ferrero. 2002 saw Moyá win four titles from six finals. He captured his second career Tennis Masters Series title, and the biggest hard-court title of his career, at Cincinnati, where he defeated world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in the final.
. 🇺🇸 Andre Agassi (Semifinals) 🇺🇸 Pete Sampras (Champion) 🇩🇪 Boris Becker (Final) Goran Ivanišević (Semifinals) 🇺🇸 Michael Chang (Second round) 🇷🇺 Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Quarterfinalist) Wayne Ferreira (Fourth round) 🇪🇸 Sergi Bruguera (Withdrew) 🇩🇪 Michael Stich (First round) Marc Rosset (First round) 🇺🇸 Jim Courier (Second round) Richard Krajicek (First round) 🇸🇪 Stefan Edberg (Second round) 🇺🇸 Todd Martin (Fourth round) 🇺🇦 Andriy Medvedev (Second round) 🇫🇷 Guy Forget (Second round) Sergi Bruguera withdrew due to injury. He was replaced in the draw by the highest-ranked non-seeded player Thomas Enqvist.
TokyoTokyo Indoor, JapanSeiko World Super Tennis tournament
The Tokyo Indoor was a men's tennis tournament played in Tokyo, Japan on indoor carpet courts from 1966 to 1995.
BarcelonaBarcelona OpenTorneo Godó
The Barcelona Open (currently sponsored by Banc Sabadell) is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players. The event has been held in Barcelona, Spain every year since 1953, and is played on clay courts at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. It was an event of the Grand Prix tennis circuit between (1970–1989), except in 1971 when it was part of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit, although it was also open to non-WCT players. The tournament is part of the ATP Tour 500 series on the ATP Tour. It is also known as Torneo Godó, Trofeo Conde de Godó, and Open Banc Sabadell.
EnqvistT EnqvistT. Enqvist
Thomas Karl Johan Enqvist (born 13 March 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.
ParisParis IndoorBNP Paribas Masters
The Paris Masters (in French commonly referred as Bercy) is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France. It is played indoors at the AccorHotels Arena, in the neighborhood of Bercy. The event is part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. The tournament evolved from the French Covered Court Championships. In the open era it was held at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin until 1982. In 1989 it was upgraded to become one of the premier nine tournaments of the Grand Prix Tour (Grand Prix Super Series), replacing the Tokyo Open. The event is usually the final tournament on the tour before the season-ending ATP Finals.
. 🇺🇸 Pete Sampras (Champion) 🇦🇺 Pat Rafter (Semifinals) 🇷🇺 Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Third round, retired due to a hamstring injury) 🇺🇸 Andre Agassi (Final) Richard Krajicek (Third round) 🇬🇧 Tim Henman (Semifinals) 🇦🇺 Mark Philippoussis (Quarterfinals, retired due to a left knee injury) 🇺🇸 Todd Martin (Quarterfinals) 🇬🇧 Greg Rusedski (Fourth round) Goran Ivanišević (Fourth round) 🇧🇷 Gustavo Kuerten (Quarterfinals) 🇪🇸 Carlos Moyá (Second round) 🇸🇰 Karol Kučera (Fourth round) 🇩🇪 Tommy Haas (Third round) 🇩🇪 Nicolas Kiefer (Second round) 🇪🇸 Félix Mantilla (Second round) *
Álex CorretjaAlex CorretjaCorretja
Àlex Corretja i Verdegay (born 11 April 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. During his career, he finished runner-up twice at the French Open (in 1998 and 2001). He won the ATP Tour World Championships in 1998 and reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in 1999. He also played a key role in helping Spain win its first-ever Davis Cup title in 2000. He became a temporary coach of British tennis player Andy Murray in April 2008 for the duration of the clay-court season and resumed the role in 2009. On 29 March 2011, Corretja and Murray parted company by mutual agreement.
Cedric PiolinePiolineC Pioline
Cédric Pioline (born 15 June 1969) is a retired French professional tennis player who played on the professional tour from 1989 to 2002. He reached the men's singles final at the 1993 US Open and at Wimbledon in 1997. On both occasions, he was beaten by Pete Sampras in straight sets.