Australian Open 1992
Since today I will be posting old majors every Tuesday or Wednesday, usually in order adequate to the four Grand Slam tournaments, next week Roland Garros ’89. I have recently installed “drop-down menu” to my blog, so you can go with a cursor of your mouse to the “major” pages to select a specific Grand Slam tournament. Starting this week, I won’t be adding the whole text to my homepage because it covers too much space.
The tournament was deprived of two young American stars: Pete Sampras  and Andre Agassi  who withdrew due to injuries. Sampras pulled out after the draw had been made (sore shoulder), at the beginning of the year Agassi was supposed to play his first Australian Open ever. The tournament was won by their compatriot and peer, Jim Courier, and this triumph secured him No. 1 spot in the world ranking. It was a breakthrough tournament for two 20-year-old players, Wayne Ferreira and Richard Krajicek, who reached semi-finals and thanks to that achievement they advanced to the Top 20 a few months later to stay there the next couple of years. Both young guys impressed in Melbourne with their trademark shots: Ferreira’s wide-swing forehand, Krajicek’s first booming serve…
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