Pete Sampras

Country United States
Residence Los Angeles,CA
Date of birth August 12, 1971 (1971-08-12) (age 39)
Place of birth Washington, D.C.
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2003
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize money

US$ 43,280,489

  • 2nd All-time leader in earnings
Int. Tennis HOF 2007 (member page)
Career record 762–222 (77.44%)
Career titles 64
Highest ranking No. 1 (April 12, 1993)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (1994, 1997)
French Open SF (1996)
Wimbledon W (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
US Open W (1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002)
Major tournaments
Tour Finals W (1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999)
Olympic Games 3R (1992)
Career record 64–70
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 27 (February 12, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1989)
French Open 2R (1989)
Wimbledon 3R (1989)
US Open 1R (1988, 1989, 1990)

Pete Sampras is the only player to hold ATP ranking of no.1 for six consecutive years.

Sampras has been playing in a few Outback Champion Series, a group of tournaments for former ATP players in 2007. He has an inherited disease called Thalasemmia minor.


Sampras is said to have the best second serve more dangerous and powerful than the first.

Pete Sampras running forehand was considered the best in the world. Sampras mental focus, perseverance, wrist-forearm rotation, his back-arch and powerful leg-drive put him notches above other players on court.


Sampras has won many awards like the ATP player for 6 consecutive years. International tennis Federation Champion for 6 consecutive years.

Pete Sampras was the first player to receive the "Sportsman of the Year 'award from the U S Olympic Committee.


His rivalry with Agassi brought the best in both of them in the innumerable matches that have played against each other.

Rod Laver was his idol. His racquet was very tightly strung. Sampras was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007.


Championship Years Record accomplished Player tied
Grand Slam 1995–2000 8 consecutive wins in Grand Slam finals Stands alone
Grand Slam 1993–2000 8 consecutive years with a victory in a slam Björn Borg
Roger Federer
Wimbledon 1993–2000 7 wins overall Stands alone
Wimbledon 1993–2000 7 finals overall Roger Federer

Boris Becker

U.S.Open 1990–2002 5 wins overall Roger Federer

Jimmy Connors

U.S. Open 1990–2002 8 finals overall Ivan Lendl
ATP World Tour Finals 1991–1999 5 wins overall Ivan Lendl

Top 6 Tennis Players

Novak Djokovic

Rank : 1

Andy Murray

Rank : 2

Milos Raonic

Rank : 4

Kei Nishikori

Rank : 5

Gael Monfils

Rank : 6

Serena Williams

Rank : 2

Simona Halep

Rank : 4