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Richard Peter Stanislav Krajicek (born 6 December 1971) is a Dutch former professional tennis player. In 1996 he won the men's singles title at Wimbledon, the only Dutch player to have done so. In the quarterfinals of that tournament he defeated Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and former world no. 1. During his 15-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles and became recognized as one of the greatest tennis players of all time....

. This was Sampras' only singles defeat at Wimbledon between 1993 and 2001. Since 2004 Krajicek has been the tournament director
Tournament director
Tournament directors typically perform a number of key functions at competitive sporting and gaming events of all kinds. The extent of the tournament director's duties varies depending on the size of the tournament, the nature of the competition, and the number of other officials to whom roles can...

 of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is currently part of the 500 series of the ATP Tour...

 in Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Starting as a dam on the Rotte river, Rotterdam has grown into a major international commercial centre...

. He is also the author of various sports books.

Personal life


Richard Krajicek is the son of Czech
Czech people
Czechs, or Czech people are a western Slavic people of Central Europe, living predominantly in the Czech Republic. Small populations of Czechs also live in Slovakia, Austria, the United States, the United Kingdom, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Russia and other countries...

 immigrants. In 1999, Krajicek married model, ex-Bond girl
Bond girl
A Bond girl is a character or actress portraying a love interest, of James Bond in a film, novel, or video game. They occasionally have names that are double entendres or puns, such as "Pussy Galore", "Plenty O'Toole", "Xenia Onatopp", or "Holly Goodhead"...

, writer and hostess of Holland's Next Top Model and Benelux' Next Top Model, Daphne Deckers
Daphne Deckers
Daphne Muriël Deckers is a Dutch model, host, writer and occasional actress.Deckers began her career as a model. Later, she also did a few acting jobs, notably in the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. In 1999, she co-presented the first series of Big Brother...

. His half-sister Michaëlla Krajicek
Michaëlla Krajicek
Michaëlla Krajicek is a Dutch professional tennis player. Her highest WTA ranking was number 30 on 11 February 2008. She currently is the second best ranked player from the Netherlands behind Arantxa Rus.-Personal life:...

 is also a professional tennis player.

Career


Richard Krajicek began playing tennis at the age of four. As a youngster he won both the Dutch under-12 and the under-14 National Championships twice. He turned professional in 1989, and in 1991 won his first top-level singles title at Hong Kong, and his first tour doubles title in Hilversum
Hilversum
is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Located in the region called "'t Gooi", it is the largest town in that area. It is surrounded by heathland, woods, meadows, lakes, and smaller villages...

.

In 1992, the 6' 5" Dutchman reached his first Grand Slam
Grand Slam (tennis)
The four Major tennis tournaments, also called the Slams, are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of world tour ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, strength and size of player field, and public attention. They are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and...

 semifinal at the Australian Open. He had to withdraw from this semifinal match due to a shoulder injury. The following year, he reached the semifinals at the French Open, where he lost in four sets to the defending champion Jim Courier
Jim Courier
James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr. is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open...

. Also in 1992, Krajicek made a controversial comment regarding equal pay for women in Grand Slam events, saying, "Eighty percent of the top 100 women are fat pigs who don't deserve equal pay." Later, he jokingly clarified his comments, remarking, "What I meant to say was that only 75 percent are fat pigs." Krajicek later showed remorse for the comment.

Coming to Wimbledon in 1996, Krajicek had never previously progressed beyond the fourth round, and had lost in the first round in the two previous years. He was seen a player with potential, having one of the fastest serves at the time, but was not considered to be a strong contender for the title. The clear favourite was Pete Sampras, who had won the title for the past three consecutive years. Despite being ranked within the world's top 16, Krajicek just missed out on the seedings for the tournament, but when seventh seed (and world number two) Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster is a former world no. 1 tennis player from Austria. One of the world's leading clay court players in the 1990s, Muster won the 1995 French Open and at his peak was known as "The King of Clay." In addition, he won eight Masters 1000 series titles, placing him sixth on the all-time list...

 pulled out shortly before the tournament due to an injury, Krajicek was given Muster's place in the draw.

He beat former champion Michael Stich
Michael Stich
Michael Detlef Stich is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He is best remembered for winning the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1991...

 in the fourth round, and met Sampras in the quarterfinals. By that time, he had managed to turn his notably weak slice backhand into an aggressive top-spin shot. Krajicek shocked the tennis world by defeating Sampras in straight sets, 7–5, 7–6(3), 6–4, becoming the only player to beat Sampras in a Wimbledon singles match in the eight-year period from 1993 until Sampras' fourth-round loss to Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP no. 1 position for a record 237 consecutive weeks, and 285 weeks overall. As of 28 November 2011, he is ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals . Federer has won a men's record 16 Grand Slam singles titles...

 in the 2001 tournament. Next, he beat Australia's Jason Stoltenberg
Jason Stoltenberg
Jason Stoltenberg is a former professional tennis player from Australia.Stoltenberg began playing tennis at age ten on an antbed court where his father owned a cotton farm in the Far West of New South Wales. In 1987, he won the boys' singles title at the Australian Open and was ranked the World No...

 in the semifinals, and went on to face American MaliVai Washington
MaliVai Washington
MaliVai "Mal" Washington is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He is best remembered for reaching the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 1996.-Family:...

 in the final. He won the final in straight sets, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3, to become the first Dutchman to win Wimbledon.

Krajicek's victory over Sampras proved to be no fluke. He amassed a 6–4 record against the American player. In 1998, Krajicek was in the Wimbledon semifinals again, where he lost to Goran Ivanišević
Goran Ivaniševic
Goran Ivanišević is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He is best remembered for being the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved this in 2001, having previously been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Ivanišević is famous...

 in a marathon match, 3-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 13-15. His final attempt at winning a second Wimbledon title was in 2002, when he lost in the quarterfinals to Xavier Malisse
Xavier Malisse
Xavier Malisse is a Belgian tennis player. Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, he is the only men's player from his country to have been ranked in the top 20 of the ATP tour. He is sponsored by Prince and Lotto. His nickname is "The X-Man"....

.

At the 1999 U.S. Open, Krajicek lost a quarterfinal matchup to Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Russia. He won two Grand Slam singles titles , four Grand Slam doubles titles, and the men's singles gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games. He also helped Russia win the Davis Cup in 2002...

. Despite the loss, Krajicek set several most aces records that day. In 2000, Krajicek was awarded the ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian award
ATP Awards
This is a list of all the awards given by the ATP World Tour to players of particular distinction during a given season. The 2011 awards were announced on November 19.-Player of the Year:-Doubles Team of the Year:-Most Improved Player:...

 for his efforts to help youth in his home country. He was named ATP Comeback Player of the Year
ATP Awards
This is a list of all the awards given by the ATP World Tour to players of particular distinction during a given season. The 2011 awards were announced on November 19.-Player of the Year:-Doubles Team of the Year:-Most Improved Player:...

 in 2002.

Krajicek retired from the professional tour in 2003. During his career, he won 17 singles titles and 3 doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking was world no. 4 in 1999.

Since retiring from the ATP circuit, Krajicek runs The Richard Krajicek Foundation which builds sports facilities for children in inner-city areas in the Netherlands. In 2004 Krajicek became the tournament director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

In 2005, he published a book on tennis called 'Fast Balls' (Dutch: 'Harde Ballen').

Singles: 1 (1–0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1996
1996 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras was the three-time defending champion, but he was upset in the quarterfinals by 17th seed Richard Krajicek. This would be Sampras' only loss at Wimbledon between 1993 and 2000....

 
Wimbledon
The Championships, Wimbledon
The Championships, Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon , is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, considered by many to be the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the other three Majors...

 
Grass   MaliVai Washington
MaliVai Washington
MaliVai "Mal" Washington is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He is best remembered for reaching the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 1996.-Family:...

 
6–3, 6–4, 6–3

Singles: 6 (2–4)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1996 Rome
Rome Masters
The Italian Open is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. It is the most prestigious red clay tennis tournament in the world after the French Open, with the men's competition being an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour, and the women's...

 
Clay   Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster is a former world no. 1 tennis player from Austria. One of the world's leading clay court players in the 1990s, Muster won the 1995 French Open and at his peak was known as "The King of Clay." In addition, he won eight Masters 1000 series titles, placing him sixth on the all-time list...

2–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 1997 Stuttgart
Madrid Masters
There are two sporting events named the Madrid Masters:*Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open — a men's and women's tennis tournament*Madrid Masters...

 
Carpet   Petr Korda
Petr Korda
Petr Korda is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. He is best known for winning the Australian Open in 1998 and for testing positive for the banned substance, nandrolone, following a match at Wimbledon that same year.-Career:Korda was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.He first...

6–7(6–8), 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1998 Canada (Toronto)
Canada Masters
The Canada Masters , currently sponsored as the Rogers Cup, is an annual tennis tournament held in Canada. The men's competition is a Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour. The women's competition is a Premier 5 tournament on the Women's Tennis Association tour...

 
Hard   Patrick Rafter
Patrick Rafter
Patrick "Pat" Michael Rafter is an Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. He twice won the men's singles title at the US Open and was twice the runner-up at Wimbledon. Rafter was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. He was known for his natural serve-and-volley style of...

 
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Winner 1998 Stuttgart Carpet   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Russia. He won two Grand Slam singles titles , four Grand Slam doubles titles, and the men's singles gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games. He also helped Russia win the Davis Cup in 2002...

 
6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 1999 Key Biscayne
Miami Masters
The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida. It is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the men's tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the women's tour and is played on hard courts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park...

 
Hard   Sébastien Grosjean
Sébastien Grosjean
Sébastien René Grosjean is a retired tennis player from France. His career-high ATP Entry ranking is No. 4 . He retired from tennis on May 27, 2010.-Career:...

 
4–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 1999 Stuttgart Carpet   Thomas Enqvist
Thomas Enqvist
Thomas Karl Johan Enqvist is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.He was quickly touted as the only Swede who could follow in the footsteps of Stefan Edberg and Björn Borg, and was ranked as high as No. 4 on the ATP Rankings.Enqvist was a force on the Swedish Davis Cup team...

 
1–6, 4–6, 7–5, 5–7

Singles: 26 (17–9)


Wins (17)
Legend
Grand Slam (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (2–4)
ATP Championship Series (5–3)
ATP Tour (9–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (7–5)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (3–1)
Carpet (6–2)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 8 April 1991 Hong Kong, UK Hard   Wally Masur
Wally Masur
Wally Masur is a tennis coach, television commentator, and former professional tennis player from Sydney, Australia....

6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 13 April 1992 Tokyo
Japan Open Tennis Championships
The Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships is a tennis tournament held in Ariake Tennis Forest Park with its center court Ariake Coliseum, located in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. The championship includes both men's and women's, as well as singles and doubles competitions...

, Japan
Hard   Jim Courier
Jim Courier
James Spencer "Jim" Courier, Jr. is a former world no. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won four Grand Slam singles titles, two at the French Open and two at the Australian Open...

4–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 2. 10 August 1992 Los Angeles, USA Hard   Mark Woodforde
Mark Woodforde
Mark Woodforde is a former professional tennis player from Australia. He is best known as one half of "The Woodies", a doubles partnership with Todd Woodbridge....

6–4, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 16 November 1992 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i)   Mark Woodforde 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 22 February 1993 Stuttgart
Eurocard Open
The Eurocard Open was an annual tennis tournament for male professional players. The event was held annually in Stuttgart, Germany, and was played on indoor carpet from 1990 until 1995 during February maintaining Championship Series status on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour.Before...

, Germany
Carpet (i)   Michael Stich
Michael Stich
Michael Detlef Stich is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He is best remembered for winning the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1991...

6–4, 5–7, 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 5–7
Winner 4. 9 August 1993 Los Angeles, USA Hard   Michael Chang
Michael Chang
Michael Te-Pei Chang is a former American professional tennis player. He is best remembered for becoming the youngest-ever male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17....

0–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 5. 11 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Carlos Costa 6–4, 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Winner 6. 13 June 1994 Rosmalen
Ordina Open
The Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, now sponsored by UNICEF and called the UNICEF Open, is a tennis tournament on the ATP Tour and WTA Tour held in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.-Singles:-Doubles:-Singles:-Doubles:-External links:*...

, Netherlands
Grass   Karsten Braasch
Karsten Braasch
Karsten Braasch is a professional German tennis player. His highest ATP singles ranking is 38th, which he reached on 13 June 1994. His career high in doubles was at 36 set at 10 November 1997...

6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 10 October 1994 Sydney, Australia Hard (i)   Boris Becker
Boris Becker
Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist, and the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17...

7–6(7–5), 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 6–3
Winner 8. 27 February 1995 Stuttgart
Eurocard Open
The Eurocard Open was an annual tennis tournament for male professional players. The event was held annually in Stuttgart, Germany, and was played on indoor carpet from 1990 until 1995 during February maintaining Championship Series status on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour.Before...

, Germany
Carpet (i)   Michael Stich
Michael Stich
Michael Detlef Stich is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He is best remembered for winning the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1991...

7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 1–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 6 March 1995 Rotterdam
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is currently part of the 500 series of the ATP Tour...

, Netherlands
Carpet (i)   Paul Haarhuis
Paul Haarhuis
Paul Vincent Nicholas Haarhuis is a Dutch former professional tennis player. He is a former World No. 1 doubles player. He won six Grand Slam men's doubles titles, five with Jacco Eltingh and one with Yevgeny Kafelnikov.-Personal life:...

7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 3. 21 August 1995 New Haven, USA Hard   Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi
Andre Kirk Agassi is a retired American professional tennis player and former world no. 1. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi has been called the best service returner in the history of the game...

6–3, 6–7(2–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 20 May 1996 Rome
Rome Masters
The Italian Open is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. It is the most prestigious red clay tennis tournament in the world after the French Open, with the men's competition being an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour, and the women's...

, Italy
Clay   Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster is a former world no. 1 tennis player from Austria. One of the world's leading clay court players in the 1990s, Muster won the 1995 French Open and at his peak was known as "The King of Clay." In addition, he won eight Masters 1000 series titles, placing him sixth on the all-time list...

2–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 10. 8 July 1996 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass   MaliVai Washington
MaliVai Washington
MaliVai "Mal" Washington is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He is best remembered for reaching the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 1996.-Family:...

6–3, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 5 August 1996 Los Angeles, USA Hard   Michael Chang
Michael Chang
Michael Te-Pei Chang is a former American professional tennis player. He is best remembered for becoming the youngest-ever male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17....

4–6, 3–6
Winner 11. 10 March 1997 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Daniel Vacek
Daniel Vacek
Daniel Vacek is a former tennis player from Czechoslovakia and the Czechia who turned professional in 1990.Vacek represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was defeated in the second round...

7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 12. 21 April 1997 Tokyo
Japan Open Tennis Championships
The Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships is a tennis tournament held in Ariake Tennis Forest Park with its center court Ariake Coliseum, located in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. The championship includes both men's and women's, as well as singles and doubles competitions...

, Japan
Hard   Lionel Roux
Lionel Roux
Lionel Roux is a former tennis player from France, who turned professional in 1991. He was French National Junior champion in 1991, but didn't win a single title during his pro career...

6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 13. 23 June 1997 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Guillaume Raoux
Guillaume Raoux
Guillaume Raoux is a retired tennis player from France.-Career:Raoux turned professional in 1989. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, where he was defeated in the first round by Zimbabwe's Byron Black...

6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 6. 27 October 1997 Stuttgart, Germany Carpet (i)   Petr Korda
Petr Korda
Petr Korda is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. He is best known for winning the Australian Open in 1998 and for testing positive for the banned substance, nandrolone, following a match at Wimbledon that same year.-Career:Korda was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.He first...

6–7(6–8), 2–6, 4–6
Winner 14. 16 February 1998 St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Open
The St. Petersburg Open is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour. It has been held annually at the Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex in St. Petersburg, Russia,...

, Russia
Carpet (i)   Marc Rosset
Marc Rosset
Marc Rosset is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland who is best remembered for winning the men's singles Gold Medal at the 1992 Olympic Games....

6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 7. 10 August 1998 Toronto
Canada Masters
The Canada Masters , currently sponsored as the Rogers Cup, is an annual tennis tournament held in Canada. The men's competition is a Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour. The women's competition is a Premier 5 tournament on the Women's Tennis Association tour...

, Canada
Hard   Patrick Rafter
Patrick Rafter
Patrick "Pat" Michael Rafter is an Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. He twice won the men's singles title at the US Open and was twice the runner-up at Wimbledon. Rafter was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. He was known for his natural serve-and-volley style of...

6–7(3–7), 4–6
Winner 15. 2 November 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Russia. He won two Grand Slam singles titles , four Grand Slam doubles titles, and the men's singles gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games. He also helped Russia win the Davis Cup in 2002...

6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 16. 1 March 1999 London, UK Carpet (i)   Greg Rusedski
Greg Rusedski
Gregory "Greg" Rusedski is a British Canadian former tennis player who turned professional in 1991 and played until his retirement on 7 April 2007, at the age of 33...

7–6(8–6), 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Winner 17. 29 March 1999 Miami
Miami Masters
The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida. It is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the men's tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the women's tour and is played on hard courts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park...

, USA
Hard   Sébastien Grosjean
Sébastien Grosjean
Sébastien René Grosjean is a retired tennis player from France. His career-high ATP Entry ranking is No. 4 . He retired from tennis on May 27, 2010.-Career:...

4–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 8. 1 November 1999 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i)   Thomas Enqvist
Thomas Enqvist
Thomas Karl Johan Enqvist is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.He was quickly touted as the only Swede who could follow in the footsteps of Stefan Edberg and Björn Borg, and was ranked as high as No. 4 on the ATP Rankings.Enqvist was a force on the Swedish Davis Cup team...

1–6, 4–6, 7–5, 5–7
Runner-up 9. 19 June 2000 Halle
Gerry Weber Open
The Gerry Weber Open is a tennis tournament held in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Held since 1993, the tournament is played on four outdoor grass courts and is a part of the ATP World Tour 250 series on the ATP Tour schedule....

, Germany
Grass   David Prinosil
David Prinosil
David Prinosil is a former tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 1991. He represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was defeated in the first round by Daniel Vacek of the Czech Republic...

3–6, 2–6

Performance Timelines


Singles
Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 4R
1991 Australian Open - Men's Singles
Boris Becker defeated Ivan Lendl 1–6 6–4 6–4 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1991 Australian Open.-Seeds:The seeded players are listed below. Boris Becker is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.-Key:...

SF
1992 Australian Open - Men's Singles
The 1992 Australian Open Men's Singles was won by Jim Courier, who defeated Stefan Edberg 6–3 3–6 6–4 6–2 in the final.-Seeds:The seeded players are listed below. Jim Courier is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.-Key:...

2R
1993 Australian Open - Men's Singles
Jim Courier defeated Stefan Edberg 6–2 6–1 2–6 7–5 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1993 Australian Open.-Seeds:The seeded players are listed below. Jim Courier is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.-Key:...

A 2R
1995 Australian Open - Men's Singles
Andre Agassi defeated Pete Sampras 4–6 6–1 7–6 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1995 Australian Open.See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Finals:-Section 1:-Section 2:-Section 3:...

3R
1996 Australian Open - Men's Singles
Boris Becker defeated Michael Chang 6–2 6–4 2–6 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1996 Australian Open.See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Finals:-Section 1:-Section 2:-Section 3:...

A A 3R
1999 Australian Open - Men's Singles
Petr Korda was the defending champion, but he was eliminated in the third round by Todd Martin.Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the title, defeating Thomas Enqvist in the final, 4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6...

2R
2000 Australian Open - Men's Singles
Yevgeny Kafelnikov was the defending champion, but he lost to Andre Agassi in the final, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4.-Seeds:# Andre Agassi # Yevgeny Kafelnikov # Pete Sampras # Nicolas Kiefer ...

A A 2R
2003 Australian Open - Men's Singles
Andre Agassi defeated Rainer Schüttler 6–2, 6–2, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 2003 Australian Open. This was Agassi's eighth and last Grand Slam title, his first having come at the 1992 Wimbledon Championships...

0 / 8 16–7
French Open A A 2R
1991 French Open - Men's Singles
Jim Courier defeated Andre Agassi 3–6 6–4 2–6 6–1 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1991 French Open. -Seeds:The seeded players are listed below. Jim Courier is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.-Key:...

3R
1992 French Open - Men's Singles
Jim Courier defeated Petr Korda 7–5 6–2 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1992 French Open. See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Final Eight:-Section 1:-Section 2:-Section 3:...

SF
1993 French Open - Men's Singles
Sergi Bruguera defeated Jim Courier 6-4 2-6 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1993 French Open. -Seeds:The seeded players are listed below. Sergi Bruguera is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated....

3R
1994 French Open - Men's Singles
Sergi Bruguera defeated Alberto Berasategui 6-3 7-5 2-6 6-1 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1994 French Open. See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Finals:-Section 1:-Section 2:...

2R
1995 French Open - Men's Singles
Thomas Muster defeated Michael Chang 7-5 6-2 6-4 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1995 French Open. See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Finals:-Section 1:-Section 2:-Section 3:...

QF
1996 French Open - Men's Singles
Yevgeny Kafelnikov defeated Michael Stich 7-6 7-5 7-6 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1996 French Open. See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Finals:-Section 1:-Section 2:...

3R
1997 French Open - Men's Singles
Gustavo Kuerten defeated Sergi Bruguera 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1997 French Open. See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Finals:-Section 1:-Section 2:-Section 3:...

3R
1998 French Open - Men's Singles
Gustavo Kuerten was the defending champion, but he was eliminated in the second round by Marat Safin.Carlos Moyá was the title, defeating Àlex Corretja in the all-Spanish final, 6–3, 7–5, 6–3.-Seeds:# Pete Sampras ...

2R
1999 French Open - Men's Singles
Carlos Moyà was the defending champion, but lost in the fourth round to Andre Agassi.Andre Agassi won in the final, 1–6, 2–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4, against Andrei Medvedev...

3R
2000 French Open - Men's Singles
Andre Agassi was the defending champion, but lost in the second round to Karol Kučera.Gustavo Kuerten won in the final 6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6, against Magnus Norman.-Seeds:# Andre Agassi # Pete Sampras ...

A A A 0 / 10 22–10
Wimbledon A A 3R
1991 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Michael Stich defeated Boris Becker 6-4 7-6 6-4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 1991 Wimbledon Championships.-Seeds:...

3R
1992 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Andre Agassi defeated Goran Ivanišević 6-7 6-4 6-4 1-6 6-4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 1992 Wimbledon Championships.-Seeds:...

4R
1993 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras defeated Jim Courier 7-6 7-6 3-6 6-3 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 1993 Wimbledon Championships. This was the first of Pete's Open Era record of seven Wimbledon titles....

1R
1994 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras was the defending champion, and successfully defending his titled by defeating Goran Ivanišević 7-6 7-6 6-0 in the final.-Seeds:# Pete Sampras # Michael Stich # Stefan Edberg ...

1R
1995 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras defeated Boris Becker 6–7, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2 in the final to win the gentlemen's singles title at the 1995 Wimbledon Championships.-Seeds:The seeded players are listed below...

W
1996 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras was the three-time defending champion, but he was upset in the quarterfinals by 17th seed Richard Krajicek. This would be Sampras' only loss at Wimbledon between 1993 and 2000....

4R
1997 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Richard Krajicek was the defending champion, but he was defeated by home player Tim Henman in the fourth round.Pete Sampras won the title, defeating Frenchman Cédric Pioline in the final, 6–4, 6–2, 6–4.-Seeds:# Pete Sampras ...

SF
1998 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras was the defending champion, and he successfully defended his title, defeating Goran Ivanišević, 6–7, 7–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, in the final...

3R
1999 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras was the two-time defending champion and won in the final 6–3, 6–4, 7–5 against Andre Agassi. With this victory, Sampras equalled Roy Emerson's record of twelve Grand Slam titles. Sampras' victory of Agassi in the final is often cited as one of his greatest...

2R
2000 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras defeated Patrick Rafter 6-7 7-6 6-4 6-2 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships.-Seeds:...

A QF
2002 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
Lleyton Hewitt defeated David Nalbandian 6–1, 6–3, 6–2 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships.-Seeds:# Lleyton Hewitt # Marat Safin # Andre Agassi ...

A 1 / 11 29–10
U.S. Open
U.S. Open (tennis)
The US Open, formally the United States Open Tennis Championships, is a hardcourt tennis tournament which is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, which for men's singles was first contested in 1881...

A A 1R
1991 US Open - Men's Singles
Stefan Edberg defeated Jim Courier 6-2 6-4 6-0 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1991 US Open. -Seeds:The seeded players are listed below...

4R
1992 US Open - Men's Singles
Stefan Edberg defeated Pete Sampras 3–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2 in the final to win the men's singles title at the 1992 US Open. It's known for the heroics of the eventual winner, Edberg wherein he made come backs after being a break down in the Pre-Quarters, Quarters & Semi-Finals...

4R
1993 US Open - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras defeated Cédric Pioline 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1993 US Open. -Seeds:The seeded players are listed below. Pete Sampras is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.-Key:...

2R
1994 US Open - Men's Singles
Andre Agassi defeated Michael Stich 6-1 7-6 7-5 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1994 US Open.-Seeds:The seeded players are listed below. Andre Agassi is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.-Key:...

3R
1995 US Open - Men's Singles
Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi 6-4 6-3 4-6 7-5 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1995 US Open. See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card* LL = Lucky Loser* r. = retired-Final Eight:-Section 1:-Section 2:-Section 3:...

1R QF 3R QF
1999 US Open - Men's Singles
Patrick Rafter was the two-time defending champion, but lost to Cédric Pioline in the first round after succumbing to shoulder tendinitis.Andre Agassi won the title, defeating Todd Martin 6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 6–3, 6–2 in the final. This win gave him the No. 1 ranking, and helped put an end to Pete...

QF
2000 US Open - Men's Singles
Andre Agassi was the defending champion but lost in the second round to Arnaud Clément. Marat Safin defeated Pete Sampras 6–4, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 2000 US Open. See also:-Key:* Q = Qualifier* WC = Wild Card...

A 1R
2002 US Open - Men's Singles
Lleyton Hewitt was the defending champion, but he was defeated in the semifinals by Andre Agassi.Pete Sampras won his final Grand Slam title, defeating his rival Agassi in the final,-Seeds:# Lleyton Hewitt # Marat Safin ...

A 0 / 11 22–11
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 1 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 6–4 12–3 12–4 3–3 4–4 13–3 8–3 9–3 9–3 8–4 0–0 4–2 1–1 N/A 89–38
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells
Indian Wells Masters
The Indian Wells Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Indian Wells, California....

A A A 3R A A A A A A QF A A A 1R 0 / 3 4–3
Miami
Miami Masters
The Miami Masters is an annual tennis tournament for men and women held in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida. It is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the men's tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the women's tour and is played on hard courts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park...

A A 1R QF QF A 2R 4R 4R A W A A A 1R 1 / 8 16–7
Monte Carlo A A A 1R 3R 2R QF 3R QF SF A 3R A A A 0 / 8 15–8
Rome
Rome Masters
The Italian Open is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. It is the most prestigious red clay tennis tournament in the world after the French Open, with the men's competition being an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour, and the women's...

A A 1R 1R 1R 3R A F 2R QF 2R 1R A A A 0 / 9 12–9
Hamburg
Hamburg Masters
The German Open Hamburg, established in 1892, is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Hamburg, Germany and part of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour. Originally a Grand Prix Tennis Tour event between 1978 and 1989 it was part of the Grand Prix Championship...

A A A QF QF QF 3R 3R 2R 3R 2R A A A A 0 / 8 13–8
Montreal/Toronto
Canada Masters
The Canada Masters , currently sponsored as the Rogers Cup, is an annual tennis tournament held in Canada. The men's competition is a Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour. The women's competition is a Premier 5 tournament on the Women's Tennis Association tour...

A A A A A A 2R A QF F 2R 3R A 1R A 0 / 6 9–6
Cincinnati
Cincinnati Masters
The Cincinnati Open is an annual outdoor hardcourts tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city., Between...

A A A 3R 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R QF 1R A 3R A 0 / 10 9–10
Madrid (Stuttgart)
Madrid Masters
There are two sporting events named the Madrid Masters:*Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open — a men's and women's tennis tournament*Madrid Masters...

A A A A A 2R QF 3R F W F 2R A A A 1 / 7 17–6
Paris
Paris Masters
The Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France. It is played indoors at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. The event is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour...

A A 1R 3R 2R 3R QF 2R QF 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 9 6–9
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 7 0 / 8 1 / 7 1 / 8 0 / 5 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 2 / 68 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–3 11–7 7–6 7–6 10–7 13–7 14–8 17–6 15–7 5–5 0–0 2–2 0–2 N/A 101–66
Year End Ranking 392 129 45 10 15 17 11 7 11 10 10 36 112 147 N/A

Trivia


On February 28, 1999 Richard Krajicek played in the final of the London indoor tournament against Greg Rusedski. His victory in three sets (7-6, 6-7, 7-5) brought him to the 8th place in the ATP rankings. A prank by Rusedski caused Krajicek to lose his momentum. After another ace by Krajicek, the desperate Brit gave his racket to the ball girl and sat the next point out. Krajicek played along with Rusedski's prank and played one rally with the girl. After the game resumed, Krajicek lost three straight points and Rusedski broke the set even:4-4. "The next time I play against Greg, I know what to do. I'll let a ball girl stand-in for me before I come back into the game" said Krajicek after the game.

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