Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by Shake » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 07:01:03


Since we are going retro during the off-season anyways, I thought I
will post one of the better HC non-slam matches I've seen. This was
right in the middle of Agassi's resurgence that yr that started with
the AO.

Some awesome baseline rallies from both. One thing to notice is how
Sampras repeatedly kept feeding Agassi some high, looping, short
topspin BHs, tempting Agassi to go DTL and make Sampras hit a running
FH.

Excellent athleticism from both players, and it's nice to see that
Agassi could actually run - as we had got used to seeing the 1999+
Agassi who couldn't run as fast. Some nice attacking rallies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEbjgzQJQl8&feature=related

 
 
 

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by Ulysse » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 07:02:40

I saw this match in person. Crowd was almost 100% behind Agassi, but
the audio doesn't really pick up that vibe from the clip.

 
 
 

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by TT » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 07:05:59

22.12.2011 0:02, Ulysses kirjoitti:

Quote:
> I saw this match in person.

We can trust this as much as anything you say...

 
 
 

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by Patrick Keho » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 07:12:15


Quote:
> I saw this match in person. Crowd was almost 100% behind Agassi, but
> the audio doesn't really pick up that vibe from the clip.

I saw this match - ON TV - and I was cheering for Pete... :)))))

Pete was my guy in the 1990s...

P

 
 
 

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by Shake » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:34:49


Quote:
> 22.12.2011 0:02, Ulysses kirjoitti:

> > I saw this match in person.

> We can trust this as much as anything you say...

:) Did you watch the clip though ?
 
 
 

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by Shake » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 09:16:59


Quote:

> > 22.12.2011 0:02, Ulysses kirjoitti:

> > > I saw this match in person.

> > We can trust this as much as anything you say...

> :) Did you watch the clip though ?

Sampras' BH CC winner starting at 2:07 is very Fed-like.
 
 
 

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by TT » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:48:09

22.12.2011 1:34, Shakes kirjoitti:

Quote:

>> 22.12.2011 0:02, Ulysses kirjoitti:

>>> I saw this match in person.

>> We can trust this as much as anything you say...

> :) Did you watch the clip though ?

I'll try and watch it later...I've seen them at their best many times...
 
 
 

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by Sakari Lun » Sat, 24 Dec 2011 01:19:02



Quote:
>Since we are going retro during the off-season anyways, I thought I
>will post one of the better HC non-slam matches I've seen. This was
>right in the middle of Agassi's resurgence that yr that started with
>the AO.

>Some awesome baseline rallies from both. One thing to notice is how
>Sampras repeatedly kept feeding Agassi some high, looping, short
>topspin BHs, tempting Agassi to go DTL and make Sampras hit a running
>FH.

>Excellent athleticism from both players, and it's nice to see that
>Agassi could actually run - as we had got used to seeing the 1999+
>Agassi who couldn't run as fast. Some nice attacking rallies.

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEbjgzQJQl8&feature=related

These seem to be very pro-Agassi highlights. It feels like Agassi wins
most points, but Sampras won the match 3-0. These highlights are
against my memory of their matches and what I said some days ago.
Agassi looks more dominating from the baseline here, but that's not
how I remember the HC matches. Not many big forehands from Sampras
here.
 
 
 

Sampras-Agassi 1995 Indian Wells Final Highlights

Post by Shake » Sat, 24 Dec 2011 03:18:34


Quote:


> >Since we are going retro during the off-season anyways, I thought I
> >will post one of the better HC non-slam matches I've seen. This was
> >right in the middle of Agassi's resurgence that yr that started with
> >the AO.

> >Some awesome baseline rallies from both. One thing to notice is how
> >Sampras repeatedly kept feeding Agassi some high, looping, short
> >topspin BHs, tempting Agassi to go DTL and make Sampras hit a running
> >FH.

> >Excellent athleticism from both players, and it's nice to see that
> >Agassi could actually run - as we had got used to seeing the 1999+
> >Agassi who couldn't run as fast. Some nice attacking rallies.

> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEbjgzQJQl8&feature=related

> These seem to be very pro-Agassi highlights. It feels like Agassi wins
> most points, but Sampras won the match 3-0. These highlights are
> against my memory of their matches and what I said some days ago.
> Agassi looks more dominating from the baseline here, but that's not
> how I remember the HC matches. Not many big forehands from Sampras
> here.

I agree. But there were many long points (the 1st one, for example)
and exhibited Sampras' athleticism and also running FH, and very
decent consistency from the baseline. And this was a pretty slow
court.

Did you see Sampras' BH winner at 2:07 ? Absolutely Fed like.

Besides, it also shows how much Agassi's movement/risk taking had
deteriorated by the time he played Fed, Roddick, Safin etc. between
2003-2005. And he was still competitive on HC (understatement) till he
was 35 yrs old.