Clinical 94-minute performance from the 22-year-old Sampras , who rather unexpectedly became the best player in the world two days earlier – it happened because Courier  suffered a shocking defeat to Jonathan Stark 4-6 2-6 in the third round, and he lost many points as a defending champion. “I think it’s a great achievement. I’m very happy. But, I just try to win as many Grand Slam titles as I can. To win the U.S. Open and Wimbledon as No. 2 is more important,” Sampras said after beating Wheaton, and in the next two matches as a fresh No. 1 in the world, he displayed perfect tennis defeating two “old school” veterans – Masur  & Gilbert . It was Sampras’ second 3-0 win over Gilbert in a final (the previous occurred in Munich 2.5 years before).
Sampras’ route to his 16th title:
2 Jamie Morgan 7-5, 6-3
3 Guillaume Raoux 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3
Q David Wheaton 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
S Wally Masur 6-4, 6-2
W Brad Gilbert 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
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