The first and only Federer vs Sampras match on the ATP Tour was in the 4th Round of the 2001 Wimbledon Championships with Roger winning an epic five set match 7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5.
After Sampras retired in 2002, Roger and Pete also played four exhibition matches with three being in Asia and one in the USA, with Roger winning three out of the four matches.
Federer vs Sampras
Roger won their only meeting on the ATP Tour in the 4th round of the 2001 Wimbledon championships.
|2001||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||4th Round||Grass||Federer||7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5|
Below are highlights from the classic match they played at Wimbledon in 2001.
Head to Head by Year
Pete and Roger were both playing on the ATP Tour from 1998 to 2002 but they only played each other once in 2001.
|Year||Matches||Federer Wins||Sampras Wins||H2H|
Head to Head by Tournament
They have only played each other in one tournament with their H2H at that tournament detailed below.
Head to Head by Court Surface
They met each other once on grass but they never played each other on clay or hard courts during their careers.
In 2007 and 2008, Pete and Roger played each other four times in exhibition matches in Asia and America with Fed winning three of the matches and Pete winning one.
|2007 (Nov)||Seoul, South Korea||R.Federer||6-4, 6-3|
|2007 (Nov)||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||R.Federer||7-6, 7-6|
|2007 (Nov)||Macau, China||P.Sampras||7-6, 6-4|
|2008 (Mar)||New York, USA (Madison Square Garden)||R.Federer||6-3, 6-7, 7-6|
As these were exhibition matches, they have not been included in the H2H stats above.
How many times did Roger Federer and Pete Sampras play each other?
Roger and Pete played each other once on the ATP Tour (2001 Wimbledon), with Roger winning the match in five sets (7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5).
How long was their match at the 2001 Wimbledon?
Their five set match lasted 3 hours and 41 minutes.
Who hit more aces in the match?
Pete (26) hit one more ace than Roger (25) in the match.
Did they ever play each other at the Australian Open?
They never played each other at the Australian Open.
Did they ever face each other at the French Open?
They never played each other at the French Open.
Did they ever play each other at the Wimbledon Championships?
Yes, they played each other once at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships with Fed leading their H2H at the tournament 1-0.
Did they ever play each other at the US Open?
They never played each other at the US Open.