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Sampras, Agassi Reach Men’s Finals

July 3, 1999

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) _ Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi will meet in an all-American final at Wimbledon on the Fourth of July.

A third American, Lindsay Davenport, will play for the women’s title against seven-time champion Steffi Graf.

Sampras, seeking his sixth Wimbledon title in seven years, advanced to the final Saturday by coming from behind to beat Britain’s Tim Henman 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

Agassi swept past Australia’s Patrick Rafter 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to take over the world’s No. 1 ranking. He moved within one victory of becoming the first player to win the French Open and Wimbledon back to back since Bjorn Borg in 1980.

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