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Roger Federer's Wimbledon wins - No. 4 vs. Pete Sampras

On July 2, 2001, the future Wimbledon king Roger Federer took down the seven-time champion Pete Sampras 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5 in three hours and 41 minutes in the fourth round! It was the first and only match between two of the greatest players of all time, with both making sure to deliver a remarkable one, with the full attacking grass-court tennis that we would often miss on the sacred Wimbledon courts after that.
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ThrowbackTimes Rome: Pete Sampras eases past Boris Becker in unexpected final

Pete Sampras made giant steps on the ATP Tour in 1990, winning the US Open and Grand Slam Cup and establishing himself as one of the finest players on the fast surfaces. Out of Pete's 64 ATP titles, only three came on clay, with the most important one landed in Rome 1994 when he defeated Boris Becker 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 52 minutes for his fifth Masters 1000 title and the third in 1994 after Indian Wells and Miami.
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Roger Federer: 'I feel lucky for playing against Pete Sampras once'

On July 2, 2001, the future Wimbledon king Roger Federer took down the seven-time champion All England Club champion Pete Sampras 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5 in three hours and 41 minutes in the fourth round! It was the first and only match between two tennis giants, and they made it a remarkable one, with the full attacking grass-court tennis that we would often miss on the sacred Wimbledon courts in the years to come.
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Roger Federer makes it clear - 'Pete Sampras was my favorite, Andre Agassi wasn't'

In 2001 and 2002, Roger Federer established himself as one of the players to beat on the ATP Tour, improving his game on every surface and scoring the first notable results at Majors and the Masters 1000 series. In 2001, Federer was the quarter-finalist at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, making his first significant steps at the All England Club following that thrilling 7-6, 5-7, 6-5, 6-7, 7-5 triumph over the seven-time champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round.
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ThrowbackTimes Miami: Young gun Andy Roddick downs Pete Sampras

At the turn of the millennium, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras were still the main force of American men's tennis, although they certainly needed some fresh blood to keep their domination. As we all know, that never happened, but there was one name who could compete with the world's best players in the following decade, world no.
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ThrowbackTimes Indian Wells: Pete Sampras edges Stefan Edberg to reach title match

In the fifth edition of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 event, Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg, Petr Korda and Aaron Kriscksten stayed in the title battle after the quarter-final round. Sampras couldn't find the winning formula in the first five trips to the desert, winning only seven matches and changing that in 1994 when he went all the way to claim the third Masters 1000 crown.
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On this day: Rafael Nadal topples Juan Monaco to pass Pete Sampras

Making an incredible return in 2013 after winning ten ATP titles and becoming world no. 1 again, Rafael Nadal stayed at the top of the men's game in the first half of 2014. Rafa won Roland Garros to secure the tenth consecutive season with at least one Major crown, catching Pete Sampras' number of Majors and reducing the deficit to Roger Federer.
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On this day: Pete Sampras claims first ATP title in Philadelphia at 18

The 16-year-old Pete Sampras made his professional debut in Philadelphia 1988, losing to Sammy Giammalva Jr. in straight sets before earning two top-40 victories a week later in Indian Wells. Using a favorable draw, Pete notched the first ATP semi-final in Schenectady in July that year, making the US Open debut and finishing the season just inside the top-100.
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Roger Federer Copying Pete Sampras Game Plan, Says Tennis Legend

Andy Roddick compares the playing styles of Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. The American feels Federer will skip the clay-court season in 2021. Federer is expected to return from injury in February. Andy Roddick has drawn a specific comparison between two modern tennis greats–Roger Federer and Pete Sampras–in terms of...