Australian Open winners and runner-ups (male): From 1990-1999

Andre Agassi, Australian Open winners and runner-ups male, From 1990-1999

The legendary and greatest tennis player Pete Sampras ruled the tennis courts in 90’s. Along with him, it was American famous tennis player Andre Agassi who gave a tough competition to Sampras and made them the best rivals of that era. Some extraordinary matches were played between them on Australian Open as well. Andre Agassi holds an Open Era record of winning 4 Australian Open singles titles. This record has been tied by Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer. Both these players also hold the record of winning 2 consecutive Australian Open tennis championship titles as well. Who else made their name to the title list in the 90’s, here is a quick look:

Australian Open Tennis- 1990

  • Australian Open winner (male): Ivan Lendl
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis- 1991

  • Australian Open winner (male):  Boris Becker
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Ivan Lendl

Australian Open Tennis- 1992

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jim Courier
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis-1993

  • Australian Open winner (male): Jim Courier
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Stefan Edberg

Australian Open Tennis- 1994

  • Australian Open winner (male): Pete Sampras
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Todd Martin

Australian Open Tennis-1995

  • Australian Open winner (male): Andre Agassi
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Pete Sampras

Australian Open Tennis- 1996

  • Australian Open winner (male): Boris Becker
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Michael Chang

Australian Open Tennis-1997

  • Australian Open winner (male): Pete Sampras
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Carlos Moya

Australian Open Tennis-1998

  • Australian Open winner (male): Petr Korda
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Marcelo Rios

Australian Open Tennis- 1999

  • Australian Open winner (male): Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  • Australian Open runner-up (male): Thomas Enqvist

US Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male) – from 1999-1990

Pete Sampras, US Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, from 1999-1990

The golden era from 1999-1990 belongs to United States’ tennis players, when one of the greatest tennis player Pete Sampras won the title four times in that period, while another great name, Andre Agassi winning the title twice. Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player also showed impressive performance by winning the title twice in that time period. The list of male winners and runner-ups of U.S Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1999: Andre Agassi
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1999: Todd Martin

Year 1998-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1998: Patrick Rafter
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1998: Mark Philippoussis

Year 1997-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1997: Patrick Rafter
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1997: Greg Rusedski

Year 1996-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1996: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1996: Michael Chang

Year 1995-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1995: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1995: Andre Agassi

Year 1994-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1994: Andre Agassi
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1994: Michael Stitch

Year 1993-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1993: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1993: Cedric Pioline

Year 1992-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1992: Stefan Edberg
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1992: Pete Sampras

Year 1991-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1991: Stefan Edberg
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1991: Jim Courier

Year 1990-U.S Open Tennis

  • U.S Open winner (male)-1990: Pete Sampras
  • U.S Open runner-up (male)-1990: Andre Agassi

Best tennis rivalries: Boris Becker vs. Andre Agassi

Best tennis rivalries: Boris Becker vs. Andre Agassi

If it weren’t for Pete Sampras, Becvker and Agassi could have had a great rivalry. Initially both these players tried to rival Sampras but failed. Later, Agassi and Boris met many times on the court. Both these players had a loyal fan base and natural charisma. The classists loved Becker’s strong serve and rushing on to net while Andre Agassi was known for his ground strokes and flashy wardrobes.

One of the most controversial rivalries was among the two famous male tennis players, Boris Becker and Andre Agassi. Agassi won 60 singles titles in his career, and reached 30 other singles finals. Becker won 49 singles titles and reached 28 other finals. Becker and Agassi met each other 14 times on the ATP tour, including twice at Wimbledon. Agassi leads the table winning 10 of those matches. Both of them had the honor to achieve the career best ranking of World No 1. Becker and Agassi never met in the finals of a Grand Slam tournament, however. Both of these players during the career were often poised by giving controversial statements against each other.

Agassi

Becker

Date of Birth:

April 29, 1970

November 22, 1967

Country:

United States

Germany

Height:

5′ 11″ (180 cm)

6 ft 3 inch

Career Singles Titles:

60

49

Career Doubles Titles:

1

15

Career Prize Money:

$31 million

$25 million

Career record (singles):

870-274

713-214

Highest ranking (singles):

1

1

Career statistics of Andre Agassi:

Career statistics of Boris Becker:

Not only their rivalry, but Agassi and Boris also had a controversial rivalry due to Boris’s blowing kisses on Shield, who was then seeing Andre Agassi. Agassi has mentioned many interesting stories in his book. Do check out!

 

The greatest tennis rivalries: Sampras vs Agassi

The greatest tennis rivalries: Sampras vs Agassi

Having a precise look at one of biggest rivalries of tennis circuit between the greatest tennis players Sampras and Agassi, our aim is to make the decision easy for our tennis lovers to have a clearer view of who has the edge between them? Sampras and Agassi for being from the same country, the USA not only enjoyed the tennis rivalry but also the an American vs American rivalry too. Both these players were able to rank No. 1 on the ATP rankings during their careers. Here is a comparison based on the career statistics of Sampras and Agassi:

Here are some general facts:

Players Agassi Sampras
Date of Birth: 29-Apr-70 12-Aug-71
Country: United States United States
Height: 5′ 11″ (180 cm) 6 ft 1 inch
Career Singles Titles: 60 64
Career Doubles Titles: 1 2
Career Prize Money: $31 million $43 million
Career record (singles): 870-274 762-222
Highest ranking (singles): 1 1

Sampras held the world’s No. 1 seat for a record 286 weeks while Agassi held it for 101 weeks. They faced each other 34 times, with Sampras having the edge by 20-14. Playing against each other in Grand Slam is the best way to judge both of them, and the stats again went in favor of Sampras leading the table by 4-1. But despite of this, they remained good friends.

Sampra’s career statistics:

Agassi’s career statistics:

Even though Sampras was and is considered as the legend of tennis but one can notice from the statistics that he was never able to show his ability on clay court and didn’t win even a single title at French Open. Agassi however was able to claim only one French Open title in his career.

 

Famous Swedish male tennis player: Mats Wilander

Famous Swedish male tennis player: Mats Wilander

Famous and legendary male tennis player, Mats Wilander is a Swedish tennis player born on August 22, 1964. His exemplary and impeccable game play helped him endeavor the World No. 1 rank. From 1982-1988, Mats Wilander with his top-notch performances won seven Grand Slam singles titles and one men’s double Grand Slam title. In year 1988, Mats Wilander won three of the four Grand Slams and ranked World No. 1.Although Mats never won the Wimbledon singles title, but he did win the Australian Open title twice when it was still being played on the grass court. For this reason, Mats Wilander is one of the five men (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors) who won the singles titles on hard courts, grass courts and clay courts. Rafael Nadal and Mats Wilendar are the only two tennis players to have won at least 2 Grand Slam singles’ titles on each of 3 surfaces. Windler won his fourth tennis Grand Slam singles title at the age of 20 which made him the youngest tennis player to achieve this milestone in the history of tennis. Some other career highlights and records of best Swedish male tennis player, Mats Wilander are:

1)      Major titles won by Mats Wilander are:

  1. Australian Singles titles: 1983, 1984, 1988
  2. French Singles titles: 1982, 1985, 1988
  3. US Singles titles: 1988
  4. Wimbledon doubles: 1986

2)      Davis Cup, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 with a record 36-14 in singles and 7-2 in doubles.

3)      Singles record in the Grand Slams: Australian (36-7), Wimbledon (25-10), French (47-9) and US (36-11)

4)      Mats Wilnder is the only player to have achieve the World No. 1 rank after winning the most number of Grand Slams.

5)      Mats Wilendar shares the record of appearing in three consecutive Australian Open finals with Ivan Lendl

How to play tennis like Andre Agassi?

How to play tennis like Andre Agassi?

One of the greatest tennis players, Andre Agassi is the tennis players who won all four Grand Slam titles in tennis. To accomplish such a feat you need to have a wide range of skills and talent. If you desire to play like famous male tennis player Andre Agassi then develop and practice the following skills:

1)      You need to hone your talent. Agassi possessed amazing eye and hand coordination in the history of tennis. Agassi was one player who could return the winners by returning the half volleys from the baseball. You can also practice this talent. In case you have a solid forehand down the hall, you can use it to your advantage. Agassi’s game was usually built around his baseline strokes.

2)      Even though Agassi’s game was very powerful, he wasn’t able to maintain his shape. When Agassi’s tennis ranking fell, he took the services of Gil Reyes to maintain his shape. The better your physical condition is, the better you will be able to play. Keep your reflexes and focus in control along with physical fitness.

3)      Play maximum percentages. Although Agassi had amazing talent in playing shots from off the ground, he never based his play on these shots. As the court is wider, the ball would travel in the lower parts of the net which would make it less apt to go out. This overall will create big points. Try to play shots with topspin.

4)      Always play your best shots. Agassi had the talent of returning serves. You need to know what your best shot is.

Interesting facts and information about the Australian Open Tennis

Interesting facts and information about the Australian Open

Every tennis tournament comes with limitless information and interesting facts . Keeping those facts in mind and watching the game go along makes it even more interesting as you keep on calculating and speculating the results and records. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year after which the streak of unending matches begins and continues for an entire year. If you are a crazy fan of tennis, not knowing the most basic and interesting facts of the Australian Open is like doing injustice to the word “fan.” Here are some interesting facts and trivia about the Australian Open:

1)      Famous female tennis player Margaret Court is the leading winner of most Australian Open female titles

2)      Greatest male tennis player Andre Agassi is the leading winner of most Australian Open men titles (tie with Federer)

3)      One of the best female tennis player Steffi Graf is the legendary player who defeated Chris Evert in the 1988 Australian Open to win the Golden Slam.

4)      The Williams sisters are the USA tennis players who met in the final of the Australian Open in year 2003.

5)      From years 1988-2007, the court surface of Australian Open was hard (Rebound Ace).

6)      Many tennis lovers believe that the Australian Open event is arranged in Sydney. Don’t let that confuse you, as Melbourne is the host site of the Australian Open.

7)      The Williams sisters, with their dominant play in doubles, won the Australian Open doubles title 3 times.

8)      In 2009, famous Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the longest match in the history of the Australian Open against Fernando Verdasco.

9)      Not many of you know that the Australian Open is also known as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific.

10)   The first pair of American siblings to win the doubles title of Australian Open is the Williams sisters.

11)   Among the many leading players in the Australian Open, Evonne Goolagong Cawley was the only player to achieve the WTA’s number one ranking.

12)  Hottest female tennis player Martina Hingis ended the unbeaten 33 match career run of Monica Seles in 1999 in the Australian Open.

Facts and information about Australian Open Tennis 2004

Facts and information about Australian Open Tennis 2004, Roger Federer

In tennis, it can be interesting to reflect on past events. Many notable occurrences take place within a particular Grand Slam. There are certain facts and records that are overlooked by many of us but they do make for interesting parts of the tournament. Australian Open is one such grand slams that has offered several different records, events and facts that will definitely interest any avid tennis fan.

Here is the information and facts detail about Australian Open 2004:

1)      Names previously unknown to tennis fans, Nenad Zimonjic and Elena Bovina won the open mixed doubles title of the 2004 Australian Open.

2)      Fabrice Santoro and Michael Llodra won the 2004 Australian Open doubles title for the second year, beating the Bryan brothers in the final.

3)     Famous female tennis player Amelie Mauresmo withdrew from the 2004 Australian Open quarter final while she was among the top ten female tennis players at that time.

4)      Three American famous female singles tennis players Lindsay Davenport, Lisa Raymond and Chanda Rubin made their way into the Round of 16 of Australian Open 2004.

5)      Four American men singles tennis players Andy Roddick, Robby Ginepri, Andre Agassi and James Blake reached the Round of 16 in the 2004 Australian Open.

6)      Justine Henin-Hardenne, being the top seed player in 2004, won the third Grand Slam, i.e. Australian Open 2004 after defeating Kim Clijsters.

7)      Russian male tennis player Marat Safin snapped the 26-match win streak of Agassi at the Australian Open by defeating Agassi in the thrilling semi-final of Australian Open 2004.

8)      Among the top ten seeded male tennis players in 2004, Carlos Moya withdrew before the the 2004 Australian Open event.

Top ten male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

Federer, Agassi, Top ten male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

The famous Melbourne Park in Australia arranges the Australian Open event every year in the closing weeks of January. Since 1988, the Australian Open has been played on hard courts. One of the most prominent features of Australian Open is the retractable roof in the two main courts of the Hisense Arena and Rod Laver Arena. The Australian open has been a stage to greatest tennis players who have set records in this grand slam. Not every tennis player enjoys success on hard court, especially players who are masters of the clay surface. Sampras, famous for numerous records, wasn’t able to show his convincing skills on the hard court of Australian Open which definitely showed his limitation. However American Agassi and Swiss Federer with their 4 Australian Open titles depicted their excellent grip on hard court as well. 

The top ten best male tennis players with the most Australian Open titles are as follows:

1)      Kenneth Robert Rosewall

2)      Roy Stanley Emerson

3)      Mats Wilander

4)      Andre Agassi

5)      Roger Federer

6)      Rafael Nadal

7)      Rod Laver

8)      Stefan Edberg

9)      Jim Courier

10)   Ivan Lendl

These best tennis players have been successful in winning the most titles in the Australian Open.  Among these stars, Roy Emerson is leading with his record of six Australian Open titles, which is still to be conquered by second-leading tennis star Roger Federer with four Australian Open titles. Stefan Edberg and Jim Courier were famous for their hard court performances and managed to win the Australian grand slam too. However, Roy is the only name that has been successfully ruled the Australian Open championship. 

Aces Records in One Match – Men’s Singles

by on July 3, 2010
in Record Holders

Isner and Mahut, Aces Records in One Match - Men’s Singles

Tennis fans surely know what an ace is. For those of us who do not know, an ace is when during a game, a point is scored after a player serves the ball correctly and so strongly that the opponent doesn’t even have a chance to touch it. Not all the tennis players have the potential, the art of making a point through an ace. It requires correct positioning and timing. When our favorite player hits aces during the game, he not only makes it interesting, but also a fun and treat for us to watch.

Many players have set records for aces. The top ten record holders from 1991 to June 23, 2010 have Ivo Karlović on the top with 78 aces that he scored against Radek Štepanek in a five set semifinal of the Davis Cup. He holds the second record, as well, with 55 aces against Lleyton Hewitt in a five-set first round match of the French Open. J. Johansson achieved the third spot in the aces ranking when he hit 51 aces against Andre Agassi in a 4-set match of the fourth round at the Australian Open. Again it’s Ivo Karlovic who stands fourth with 51 aces hit against Daniele Bracciali in a five-set Wimbledon match. Roger Federer is ranked fifth with 50 aces against Andy Roddick in a 5-set Wimbledon final.

The list goes on with Richard Krajicek the sixth with 49 aces against Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerton the seventh with 47 aces against Daniel Nestor, Ivo Karlovic the eighth with 46 aces against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Goran Ivanisević the ninth with 46 aces against Magnus Norman and Mark Philippoussis is the tenth with 46 aces against Andre Agassi.

Ivanović’s record was broken last Thursday, on June 24 by John Isner and Nicolas Mahut with 112 and 103 aces respectively.

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