1 rankings from rafael nadal autobiography book pdf to 1998. 1990: First major title at the U. 1993: Wimbledon and US Open titles, world No.
1995: Wimbledon and US Open titles, world No. 2000: Record 13 majors and return to No. At the age of 3, he discovered a tennis racket in the basement of his home and spent hours hitting balls against the wall. Sampras to play tennis throughout more of the year. 11, Sampras met and played tennis with the legend.
The Sampras family joined the Jack Kramer Club, and it was here that Sampras’s talent became apparent. He was spotted by Peter Fischer, a pediatrician and tennis enthusiast, who coached Sampras until 1989. Fischer was responsible for converting Sampras’s double-handed backhand to single-hand with the goal of being better prepared to win Wimbledon. Sampras turned professional in 1988, at the age of 16, and finished the year ranked World No. 97 after starting the year at World No. Sampras did not defeat another top-40 player for almost six months, at which point he defeated World No. In his first Grand Slam singles match, Sampras lost to World No.
Sampras did not advance past the quarterfinals in his next three tournaments, although he did record wins over World No. The following year, Sampras slightly improved his ranking to a year-ending world number 81. To end the year, Sampras lost in the first round in four consecutive tournaments. Sampras finished 1990 at World No. 5, having started the year ranked World No. 61 just prior to the start of the Australian Open.