Pete Sampras and Boris Becker were two of the most famous players of their time along with a few others and their tennis Rivalry was one of the best in those times. Both of them were multiple time Grand Slam champions and the fans always used to wait for Pete Sampras and Boris Becker to play against each other as they brought out the best in each other as is the case with any great Rivalry. They were stylish players as well who had huge fan following outside the tennis court as well.
Pete Sampras and Boris Becker played against each other a total of 19 times and the Head to Head record favors Pete Sampras as he won 12 out of the 19 Matches and Boris Becker won 7 Matches out of 19. They started their Rivalry in the year 1990 and for the next 7 years till 1997 they played all around the world and entertained the fans.
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Pete Sampras vs Boris Becker Head to Head in Grand Slams
They took on each other 3 times in Grand Slams and all 3 were at Wimbledon which tells us that both were great grass court players. Their first Grand Slam meeting was at the 1993 Wimbledon Semi Final and in this match Pete Sampras won the match in 3 sets but all 3 sets were extremely competitive and Boris Becker gave a tough fight. Their second meeting was at the 1995 Wimberley Final and here it was a 4 set thriller where Boris Becker won the first set but then Pete Sampras came back and won the next 3 sets to win the title that year. And finally in 1997 they met at the Quarter Final of Wimbledon and again it was Pete Sampras with the win .
Pete Sampras vs Boris Becker Other Head to Head
They only played 3 matches at Grand Slams which means the rest 16 matches between them were played outside of Grand Slams and the head to head record in these 16 matches was much closer as Pete Sampras won 9 of those Matches and Boris Becker won 7 out of 16 matches. They played at several ATP Masters 1000 events as well as the ATP World Tour Championships and they played in countries like Sweden, USA, Italy, France and Germany.
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The following is an Illustration of their Head to Head:
ATP World Tour Championships
ATP Masters 1000
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