Wednesday, August 12, 2020


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1884 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval


1991 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall



Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras was considered by many to be the greatest tennis players of all time before the arrival of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Sampras's tally of 14 Grand Slams was an all-time record at the time of his retirement, and many expected it to remain that way for a long time. While that didn't, Sampras's near-invincible game on fast courts is still regarded as the standard of excellence against which all attacking players are judged.

The American also had a unique weapon the like of which has never been seen before. The Sampras serve is widely regarded as the best serve in all of tennis history.

Career Statistics

Australian Open: 2-time Champion (1994, 1997)

French Open: Semifinalist (1996)

Wimbledon: 7-time Champion (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)

US Open: 5-time Champion (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002)

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