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Pete Sampras

Full name: Peter "Pete" Sampras
Nickname(s): Pistol Pete
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 12, 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Biography

In any list of the greatest ever male tennis players, Pete Sampras’ name is always included. Sampras was known for his serve, often considered the greatest in the history of tennis. He won 14 Grand Slam singles’ title, a male record until surpassed by [Roger Federer] when he won Wimbledon in 2009. Sampras won Wimbledon seven times (1993-95, 1997-2000), the US Open five times (1990, 1993, 1995-96, 2002), and the Australian Open twice (1994, 1997). He never won the French Open, making the semi-finals in 1996, and had relative struggles on clay courts, although he did win the 1994 Italian Open. With his seven titles at Wimbledon, he is considered among the greatest ever grass court players.

Sampras first ascended to the #1 ranking in April 1993 and held that ranking for a total of 286 weeks, including ending up ranked #1 at year-end for six consecutive years (1993-98), a record for the Open era of tennis. During his career he won 64 professional singles’ titles, which also including winning the ATP Tour Finals five times, in 1991, 1994, 1996-97, and 1999. After winning Wimbledon in 2000, Sampras’ play fell off for the next two years, until he came back to win the 2002 US Open, after which he retired. Sampras was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 9T
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis Men's Doubles United States USA 9T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #6 2 Cherkasov (EUN) 3, Sampras (USA) 2 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #12 1 Sampras (USA) 3, Yzaga (PER) 1 3
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round One Match #24 1 Sampras (USA) 3, Masur (AUS) 0 3

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Jim Courier Round Two Match #6 2 ESP 3, USA 2 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Jim Courier Round One Match #11 1 USA 3, SWE 2 3
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