Match Mementos: Frustrating Davis Cup debut for Sampras
The American's first-ever Davis Cup bout took place during the most high-stakes moment of them all.
“This might have been the most important doubles match I ever won, for now a Black man’s name rests on the list of South African doubles champions. Etched. Forever," Ashe said.
If mid-match coaching is indeed impossible to police, the tours ought to experiment with a full commitment to the practice to maximize transparency.
The world No. 2 prevailed, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6), on Tuesday to take control of the Red Group in Turin and notch a fifth consecutive win over the German.
The top seed, who was also presented with his record seventh ATP year-end No. 1 trophy on Monday, posted a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over the Norwegian in Turin.
Then 17, the Russian erased a 4-0 final-set deficit to edge Serena Williams for the title in Los Angeles.
Monday's matches also feature five-time ATP Finals champ Novak Djokovic and WTA Finals top seed Aryna Sabalenka.