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S A M P R A S'   S L A M S
With his 2000 Wimbledon victory, Pete Sampras broke the record of 12 Grand Slam singles titles set by Roy Emerson. Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver won 11 Grand Slams and Bill Tilden won 10.
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No. 1 - 1 9 9 0   U. S.   O P E N

Sampras, seeded No. 12, became the youngest U.S. Open champion at 19 years, 28 days.

Road to the title
Final def. A. Agassi (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
Semifinal def. J. McEnroe, 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Quarterfinal def. I. Lendl (3), 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
Round 4 def. T. Muster (6), 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3
Round 3 def. J. Hlasek, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
Round 2 def. P. Lundgren, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
Round 1 def. T. Benhabiles, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

 
No. 2 - 1 9 9 3   W I M B L E D O N

Sampras, seeded No. 1, served up 22 aces on the way to collecting his first Wimbledon crown.

Road to the title
Final def. J. Courier (3), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-3
Semifinal def. B. Becker, 7-6(7-5), 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinal def. A. Agassi (8), 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4
Round 4 def. A. Foster, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
Round 3 def. B. Black, 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
Round 2 def. J. Morgan, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Round 1 def. N. Borwick, 6-7 (10-12), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

 
No. 3 - 1 9 9 3   U. S.   O P E N

Sampras, seeded No. 1, added the U.S. Open to his Wimbledon crown giving him two Grand Slam titles for the year. Sampras also won two titles in 1994, 1995 and 1997.

Road to the title
Final def. C. Pioline (15), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
Semifinal def. A. Volkov (14), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
Quarterfinal def. M. Chang (7), 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-2), 6-1, 6-1
Round 4 def. T. Enqvist, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Round 3 def. A. Boetsch, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
Round 2 def. D. Vacek, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Round 1 def. F. Santoro, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2

 
No. 4 - 1 9 9 4   A U S T R A L I A N   O P E N

Sampras, seeded No. 1, won the Australian Open title in a year where he would collect a career-high 10 titles.

Road to the title
Final def. T. Martin (9), 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-4
Semifinal def. J. Courier (3), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinal def. M. Gustafsson (10), 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Round 4 def. I. Lendl (15), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Round 3 def. S. Simian, 5-5, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
Round 2 def. Y. Kafelnikov, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 9-7
Round 1 def. J. Eagle, 6-4, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

 
No. 5 - 1 9 9 4   W I M B L E D O N

Sampras, seeded No. 1, overcame 25 aces by Goran Ivanisevic with 17 of his own.

Road to the title
Final def. G. Ivanisevic (4), 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
Semifinal def. T. Martin (6), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Quarterfinal def. M. Chang (10), 6-4, 6-1, 6-3
Round 4 def. D. Vacek, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Round 3 def. C. Adams, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Round 2 def. R. Reneberg, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Round 1 def. J. Palmer, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, 6-3

 
No. 6 - 1 9 9 5   W I M B L E D O N

Sampras, seeded No. 2, ranks this as one of his more memorable Grand Slam triumphs. The victory came against Boris Becker, a Wimbledon legend.

Road to the title
Final def. B. Becker (3), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
Semifinal def. G. Ivanisevic (4), 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Quarterfinal def. S. Matsuoka, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Round 4 def. G. Rusedski, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
Round 3 def. J. Palmer, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
Round 2 def. T. Henman, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Round 1 def. K. Braasch, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-1

 
No. 7 - 1 9 9 5   U. S.   O P E N

Sampras, seeded No. 2, missed a chance to capture three 1995 Grand Slam titles by losing earlier in the year in the Australian Open final.

Road to the title
Final def. A. Agassi (1), 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Semifinal def. J. Courier (14), 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Quarterfinal def. B. Black, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 6-0
Round 4 def. T. Martin (15), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4
Round 3 def. M. Philippoussis, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 7-5, 6-3
Round 2 def. J. Yzaga, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
Round 1 def. F. Meligeni, 6-0, 6-3, 6-4

 
No. 8 - 1 9 9 6   U. S.   O P E N

Sampras, seeded No. 1, dedicated this title to the memory of his long-time coach, Tim Gullikson, who died of brain cancer on May 3, 1996.

Road to the title
Final def. M. Chang (2), 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Semifinal def. G. Ivanisevic, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (9-11), 6-3
Quarterfinal def. A. Corretja, 7-6 (7-5) 5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
Round 4 def. M. Philippoussis, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
Round 3 def. A. Volkov, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Round 2 def. J. Novak, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Round 1 def. J. Szymanski, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1

 
No. 9 - 1 9 9 7   A U S T R A L I A N   O P E N

Sampras, seeded No. 1 at the Open, was 8-0 in finals in 1997.

Road to the title
Final def. C. Moya, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
Semifinal def. T. Muster (5), 6-1, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Quarterfinal def. A. Costa (10), 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Round 4 def. D. Hrbaty, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Round 3 def. M. Woodforde, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1
Round 2 def. A. Voinea, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
Round 1 def. D. Pescariu, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

 
No. 1 0 - 1 9 9 7   W I M B L E D O N

Sampras, seeded No. 1, returned from a 1996 quarterfinal loss to win his fourth Wimbledon title in five years.

Road to the title
Final def. C. Pioline, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Semifinal def. T. Woodbridge, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
Quarterfinal def. B. Becker (8), 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4
Round 4 def. P. Korda (16), 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-7 (1-7), 6-4
Round 3 def. B. Black, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
Round 2 def. H. Dreekmann, 7-6 (7-2) 7-5, 7-5
Round 1 def. M. Tillstrom, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

 
No. 1 1 - 1 9 9 8   W I M B L E D O N

Sampras, seeded No. 1, overcame 32 aces by Goran Ivanisevic to win his fifth Wimbledon crown. With the win, he joined Bjorn Borg as the only player in the Open Era to win at least one Grand Slam title in six straight years.

Road to the title
Final def. G. Ivanisevic (14), 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (11-9), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Semifinal def. T. Henman (12), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Quarterfinal def. M. Philippoussis, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4
Round 4 def. S. Grosjean, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Round 3 def. T. Enqvist, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)
Round 2 def. M. Tillstrom, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Round 1 def. D. Hrbaty, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2

 
No. 1 2 - 1 9 9 9   W I M B L E D O N

Sampras won his sixth men's singles title in seven years, raising his lifetime record at Wimbledon to an astounding 52-5.

Road to the title
Final def. A. Agassi (4), 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Semifinal def. T. Henman (6), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinal def. (7) M. Philippoussis, 4-6, 2-1, ret.
Round 4 def. D. Nestor, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Round 3 def. D. Sapsford, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Round 2 def. def. S. Lareau, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
Round 1 def. def. S. Draper, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

 
No. 1 3 - 2 0 0 0   W I M B L E D O N

Overcoming an injured leg, Sampras was forced to battle more than he had in any of his previous six title runs at Wimbledon, but he persevered, winning a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title.

Road to the title
Final def. P. Rafter (12), 6-7 (10-12), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2
Semifinal def. V. Voltchkov, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4
Quarterfinal def. J. Gambill, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4
Round 4 def. J. Bjorkman, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
Round 3 def. J. Gimelstob, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Round 2 def. K. Kucera, 7-6 (11-9), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Round 1 def. J. Vanek, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

 
No. 1 4 - ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Sampras' run for a 14th Grand Slam title will not be easy. He remains winless at Roland Garros, and his best finish to date is a 1996 semifinal showing. Last year, Sampras bowed out in the first round, losing a hard-fought five set match to Mark Philippoussis.


 

   
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