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Who won the 2001 Wimbledon match between Federer and Sampras?

Who won the 2001 Wimbledon match between Federer and Sampras?

Their fourth-round clash at 2001 Wimbledon is now viewed as a passing of the torch. The 19-year-old Federer played the best match of his career to stun the seven-time Wimbledon champion 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5, marking his first victory on Centre Court.

Did Federer win Wimbledon in 2001?

Wimbledon: Roger Federer’s epic victory over Pete Sampras, 20 years on. “Federer!” On 2 July 2001, with world number one Sampras, then aged 29, expected to win a fifth straight Wimbledon title, Roger Federer claimed a stunning victory in the fourth round.

Who did Federer lose to in 2001 Wimbledon?

Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras was unsuccessful in his defence of the men’s singles title, losing in the fourth round to 19-year-old Roger Federer, who was then relatively unknown. Goran Ivanišević won the title, defeating 2000 runner-up Pat Rafter in the final in five sets.

What did Sampras say about Federer?

In a recent conference call, Pete Sampras said that Roger Federer doesn’t see true serve and volley players, and no one could beat him in his prime. “I think one thing Roger doesn’t see on grass is a true serve-and-volleyer, someone that’s willing to come in and put pressure on him, make him pass and return.

Did Agassi ever beat Sampras?

Sampras defeated Agassi in straight sets. In one of their matches, at the 2001 US Open quarter-final, Sampras won with the score of 6–7, 7–6, 7–6, 7–6; throughout the match, no player broke the other’s serve. The last match in their rivalry came at the 2002 US Open final.

Who won Wimbledon 2002?

Lleyton Hewitt
World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt defeated David Nalbandian in the final, 6–1, 6–3, 6–2 to win the Gentlemen’s Singles tennis title at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships. It was Hewitt’s second Grand Slam title, after winning the 2001 US Open. Hewitt was also the first Australian to win the title since Pat Cash in 1987.

How old was Sampras when he played Federer?

2001: No singles title and drop in ranking Sampras’ 31-match Wimbledon win streak ended in a five set loss to Roger Federer, aged 19, in the fourth round; this was the only time the two tennis legends ever played an official professional match.

How old was Pete Sampras in 2001 Wimbledon?

On this day, July 2, 2001, in the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships, Roger Federer, aged 19, defeated seven-time champion and former World No 1 Pete Sampras (7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5).

How many times has Sampras won Wimbledon?

Sampras wasn’t an overnight success, it took two arduous years taking his lumps on the professional tour to round into a big-serving, big match player, but when he retired a 14-time major champion (seven Wimbledon titles, five US Open championships, two Australian Open victories), he was regarded worldwide as the …

Who beat Sampras most?

In 1994, Sampras won tournaments on all surfaces—clay, hardcourt, grass and indoor carpet—which is always a rare record even in the modern game today. Sampras’ overall win-loss record was 762 wins and 222 losses over a 15-year period. Andre Agassi went through real peaks and troughs in his career.

Who won Wimbledon 2000?

Pete Sampras won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title, defeating Pat Rafter in the final.

Who won Wimbledon 2011?

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic defeated the defending champion Rafael Nadal in the final, 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3, to win the Gentlemen’s Singles tennis title at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. It was his first Wimbledon and third major title.

When did Pete Sampras beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon?

The American got one back when he defeated Federer in the final match of that exhibition tour on a fast carpet court. How did Sampras and Federer Get There? It was the fourth round match at the 2001 Wimbledon, with Sampras, the top seed, gunning for his eighth title at the Championships.

When did Roger Federer reach his first Wimbledon quarter final?

Roger Federer reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final in 2001. It always appeared to be a question of when, and not if, Roger Federer would dominate headlines with his results. But not even the Swiss could have anticipated that he would announce his arrival by defeating childhood idol Pete Sampras.

When did Pete Sampras win his last Grand Slam?

Sampras, who hadn’t won a single ATP title since the 2000 Wimbledon, featured in his final Grand Slam at the 2002 US Open and bowed out of the game soon after that like a true champion – by winning the title at Flushing Meadows to make it his 14th and final Grand Slam title.

What was the score in the second set against Roger Federer?

Two double faults from Federer with the score 5-6 in the second set and Sampras takes a 0-40 lead for three set points. Federer fights back to deuce but the top seed’s experience tells. There’s a fist pump from Sampras as his opponent’s forehand volley at the net sails long.