Australian Open 1994

I see resemblance in tennis elite at the beginning of 1994 to that what happened ten years later. When the Australian Open ’94 started, there were three guys seemingly playing at very similar level (Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Michael Stich). Ten years later we can assign it towards a trio: Federer, Roddick, Ferrero. Both in 1994 and 2004, the Australian Open champions – Sampras and Federer respectively, established their supremacy for many years to come over the toughest challengers… Relatively speaking it was the last good big event of the most successful players at majors of the previous decade – 30-year-old Mats Wilander, and four years older Ivan Lendl; the former Aussie Open champions reached the Grand Slam fourth round for the last time in career. Read more…
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