Classic Match of the Week is a new feature to TPF Tennis. Each week we plan to select a classic match of tennis and help you re-visit or discover it, whether it be related to what’s in the headlines, the current tournaments or just a favourite of ours! Here’s our first instalment.
The 1999 French Open final was incredible. Andre Agassi had won the Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon – all fantastic achievements but his trophy cabinet lacked a Roland Garros title, which would give him all four Slams. Andriy Medvedev stood in the American’s way in the final. The Ukrainian came from nowhere to reach the final, even beating Pete Sampras and Gustavo Kuerten on his way to the final.
It took an unbelievable come-back to win this final, enjoy it below.
Agassi had achieved the career Grand Slam of winning all four, becoming the fifth player to do so. Two have done it since, namely Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. After that victory, Agassi went on to win three more Aussie Open titles and another US Open.
– Nathan Morley