Wimbledon Surprises


DEFEATED: Sampras and Agassi, pictured, lost to comparative unknowns

When Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Marat Safin, who between them have won 21 Grand Slam titles, came up against comparative unknowns in second-round matches at Wimbledon, the world's oldest tennis tournament, they were supposed to win comfortably. But someone had forgotten to give George Bastl, Paradorn Srichaphan and Olivier Rochus the script. They blew the big guns out of the competition.

In just over three hours the three stars contrived to lose to players all ranked outside the world's top 50. Third-seeded Agassi lost in three sets to Thailand's Srichaphan, while the second seed Safin seemed powerless...

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