On this day: July 4, 1999 – 'Pistol Pete’s' Wimbledon masterclass against Andre Agassi

Sport360 staff 13:27 04/07/2016
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Grass Kings: Sampras.

Many gave Agassi the edge going into the final having just won the French Open for the first time and cementing the top spot in the rankings. Sampras, however, was in inspired form, saving three break points to take the first set 6-3.

When in the zone, “Pistol Pete” was almost unstoppable and he took the second set 6-4 and claimed his sixth Wimbledon crown in seven years with a 7-5 win in the third. He later said Agassi brought out “the best tennis” of his career in that final.

Memorable events on this day. 

1984: New York Yankee Phil Niekro became the ninth to strikeout 3,000.

1987: Pakistan’s Imran Khan took his 300th Test cricket wicket against England.

 2004: Greece defied the odds to beat hosts Portugal 1-0 to lift the European Championship.

2015: In the 20th Super Rugby Championship the Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14.

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