Hannover, Germany
Pete Sampras vs Boris Becker

3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 6-7(11), 6-4

Pete Sampras defied an inspired Boris Becker and 15,000 fanatical German fans to clinch the ATP Tour World Championship for the third time after one of the most dramatic five setters of the two players' lives. "What a match! Five sets against Boris on his home soil," Sampras said. "It was not easy." Becker added: "I can't play better than that. That was the ultimate match for me. To be part of a match like that is one of the highlights of my career."

You have got to hear the thousands of fans chanting BORIS BORIS in this match!!! A four-hour-long match, Sampras and Becker struggled against typical season-end fatigue on the indoor carpet in Hannover Germany. Sampras had the match point in the fourth set tie break but was unable to capitalize as Becker came back with the crowd behind him and forced Sampras to play a final set. Many thought Sampras was physically exhausted and mentally beaten, but he came back stronger than ever and won one of the most difficult matches in his career. **

** German commentary only... not in English, but still very watchable and very clear video









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