Career Highlights - 1999
- skipped the Aussie Open to rest from the emotional burnout chasing the no. 1 ranking in 1998 and had a slow start during the first half of the year.
- At Wimbledon, faced Philippousis at the quarterfinals. Was down 4-6, 2-1 when the Australian retired due to knee injury. In the finals, showed his supremacy on the grass against Andre Agassi, "People think Pete's walking on water until he starts missing a little," said Agassi. "But today he didn't. So he did walk on water."
- His 12th Grand Slam win equalled the record held by Roy Emerson.
- Became the first man in the open era to win Wimbledon six times.
- Broke Ivan Lendls record of 271 weeks as the number one player after his semi final victory in the Los Angeles Tourny. Sampras holds the record for 276 weeks as the number one ranked player.
- Pulled out of the US Open when he injured his back during practice. [Pete's presscon]
- Met his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson while recuperating.
- Returned to the tour at the Paris Indoors in November but withdrew in the 3rd round.
- After the 6-2, 6-2 loss to Andre Agassi in the round robin, Pete regrouped and won the ATP Tour World Championship title against his rival in straight set. With his win, he tied Ivan Lendl's record of 5 ATP end of the season championships.
- Ended the year as no. 3
- Voted as the ATP player of the century
- Voted as the Greatest Player of the Century by Tennis Magazine, USA.
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