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UPSET TIME
Alexander Wolff
September 17, 1990
Teen ace Pete Sampras and a new Gabriela Sabatini were unlikely champions in one of the most surprising U.S Opens ever
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September 17, 1990

Upset Time

Teen ace Pete Sampras and a new Gabriela Sabatini were unlikely champions in one of the most surprising U.S Opens ever

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Yet even as Mac pushes, the youngsters like Sampras push too, from the bottom up. "For whatever I do the rest of my career," Sampras told the crowd as he accepted his trophy on Sunday evening, "I'll always be a U.S. Open champion."

To some, image may be everything. But Sampras—with his feet on the ground, an ace in the air and a NO I'M NOT T-shirt in his future—has proved that reality counts for something too.

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