Roland Garros 1995

Unprecedented time in the Open era, never before (afterwards too) a player without a Grand Slam title was such a huge favorite to get the first one as 27-year-old Thomas Muster in Paris ’95. The Austrian had won 23 consecutive matches on clay in 1995 (four titles) prior to the Roland Garros leaving an impression of invincibility, thrice during that streak he won from a match point down. In Paris, unexpectedly, he was also close to defeat in quarterfinals as he faced 19-year-old unheralded Albert Costa. The Spaniard was two games away from a sensational 4-set victory, despite the loss his near-future triumph in Paris seemed very plausible, however, he had to wait another seven years to lift the trophy. Read more…
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