US Open Flashback: Edberg vs. Sampras in ’92
First of five parts:
The US Open tennis tournament begins on Monday so in the days leading up to it, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite memories from past years. I remember watching the men’s final for the first time 30 years ago with my older brothers in our living room and having no idea who the heck John McEnroe was!
But within a few years, I became the family’s foremost tennis fan and have been ever since. I attended the US Open in 1996, the year Stefan Edberg retired from the game and watched him win a night match that put him in the quarterfinals. It turned out to be his last victory as he lost in the next round.
Just four years earlier, Edberg had beaten Pete Sampras in four sets to win hos second-straight men’s title. The video is a wonderful highlight reel of two all-time greats with exquisite games. These were also the days when the men were still wearing short shorts. On Edberg in particular, this was a very good thing.