Career Highlights - 1995
- A tough year for Pete when his coach Tim Gullikson was diagnosed as suffering from brain cancer at the Australian Open. Played an emotional match in the quarterfinals against Jim Courier and came back from 2 sets down to win the match. At the start of the final set, Sampras broke down in uncontrollable tears when a fan in the crowd shouted, "Do it for your coach."
- Reached the AO finals but lost to Agassi.
- Won his first title of the year at Indian Wells, but lost the ranking to Agassi on April 10 after 82 consecutive weeks at the top spot.
- Had a frustrating clay season. Withdrew from Monte Carlo due to right ankle injury He returned in May at Hamburg.
- At the French Open, lost in the 1st round to Schaller
- Won the title at Queen's
- Won Wimbledon for the 3rd consecutive year by defeating Becker. Pete did not face a single breakpoint during the match. "Unfortunately, Pete owns the Centre Court. I used to own it, but it is his now, " said Becker after his loss.
- In winning his third consecutive Wimbledon title, Sampras joins Fred Perry (1934-36) and Bjorn Borg (1976-80) as the only men to win at least three straight since World War I, and the first American to win three Wimbledon titles in a row.
- Won the US Open against Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. In the first set with Agassi serving at 5-4 --and Sampras trying to convert his second break-point opportunity--the two engaged in a breathtaking, net-cord-kissing, 22-stroke rally that for sheer power and athleticism surpassed anything seen in men's tennis for a very long time. Sampras prevailed on a backhand topspin crosscourt winner.
- Regained the no. 1 ranking on Nov. 6 after winning the Paris Indoor, where Agassi withdrew and was sidelined the rest of the year due to chest muscle injury
- The Agassi-Sampras shuffle in the No. 1 and No. 2 spots marked the first time in the history of the ATP rankings, which go back to 1973, that the top two positions were occupied by the same two players every week of the year.
- Won 5 titles out of the 9 finals
- Became the first player to win US $ 5 million in a year, the biggest money winner in history with $ 21.7 million.
- Won the Davis Cup singlehandedly against Russia. On the first day, defeated Chesnekov in 5 sets and had to be dragged off the court due to cramps. Teamed up the next day with Todd Martin to defeat Kafelnikov and Andrei Olhovskiy in the doubles. In the reverse singles, defeated Kafelnikov in straight sets to claim the Cup.
- Voted ATP Player of the Year and named ESPY Best Male Tennis Player of the Year
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