Wimbledon 1993

I guess it’s the most substantial major of the 90s. Admittedly Pete Sampras came to London as No. 1 in the world, but with only one Grand Slam triumph under his belt, that captured three years earlier. Sampras’ right shoulder had been bothering him before the tournament almost forcing to withdrawal, and reminded itself a couple of times in the fortnight, but it wasn’t an obstacle to beat Andre Agassi (defending champion), Boris Becker (three-time former champion) and Jim Courier (the best player of the last two years) in back-to-back matches. It must have been a tremendous injection of self-confidence allowing him to rule at the All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in the next seven years. Read more…
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