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June 2, 2000
How the last seven champions have fared the year before winning theFrench Open: Andre Agassi Lost in first round in 1998, won in 1999 Carlos Moya Lost in second round in 1997, won in 1998 Gustavo Kuerten Lost in first round in 1996, won in 1997 Yevgeny Kafelnikov Lost in semifinals in 1995, won in 1996 Thomas Muster Lost in third round in 1994, won in 1995 Sergi Bruguera Won title in 1993, won in 1994 Sergi Bruguera Lost in first round in 1992, won in 1993 Source: World Features Syndicate
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June 2, 2000
How the last seven champions have fared the year before winning theFrench Open: Andre Agassi Lost in first round in 1998, won in 1999 Carlos Moya Lost in second round in 1997, won in 1998 Gustavo Kuerten Lost in first round in 1996, won in 1997 Yevgeny Kafelnikov Lost in semifinals in 1995, won in 1996 Thomas Muster Lost in third round in 1994, won in 1995 Sergi Bruguera Won title in 1993, won in 1994 Sergi Bruguera Lost in first round in 1992, won in 1993 Source: World Features Syndicate
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June 6, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sergi Bruguera is not accepting it, but he's now the favorite to win the men's French Open title. Since 15 other seeded players have declined the prize by losing, the 16th-seeded Spaniard is the favorite by default. He will play No. 25 Patrick Rafter of Australia in today's semifinal. In the other match, qualifier Filip Dewulf of Belgium will play Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil. Bruguera, a two-time former champion here, is confident of his game but not thrilled with the favorite's mantle.
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June 6, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sergi Bruguera is not accepting it, but he's now the favorite to win the men's French Open title. Since 15 other seeded players have declined the prize by losing, the 16th-seeded Spaniard is the favorite by default. He will play No. 25 Patrick Rafter of Australia in today's semifinal. In the other match, qualifier Filip Dewulf of Belgium will play Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil. Bruguera, a two-time former champion here, is confident of his game but not thrilled with the favorite's mantle.
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August 11, 1994 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded Sergi Bruguera needed three sets to defeat Russian Andrei Cherkasov, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, on Wednesday in the second round of the $1.72-million ATP Championship. The Spanish clay specialist, a three-time winner on that surface this year, inherited the top seeding when No. 1-ranked Pete Sampras withdrew late last week because of tendinitis in his ankle.
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July 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
Karel Novacek of Czechoslovakia completed a rain-interrupted 6-3, 6-4 victory over Wimbledon champion Michael Stich, then was eliminated in the semifinals of the Swiss Open Saturday at Gstaad, Switzerland. Fifth-seeded Emilio Sanchez breezed past the seventh-seeded Novacek, 6-2, 6-1, to advance to today's final. He faces top-seeded Sergi Bruguera, his teammate on the Spanish Davis Cup team.
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September 1, 1995 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Good news-bad news for Sergi Bruguera, the former French Open champion. The good news was that in an effort to improve his hard-court game, the clay specialist was able to enlist John McEnroe as a coach. The Spaniard and the New Yorker worked together last week before the U.S. Open and this week, concentrating mainly on Bruguera's serve. The bad news is that Bruguera apparently failed to learn whatever McEnroe wanted to teach him.
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March 29, 1997 | From Associated Press
The hardcourt surface favored Pete Sampras, but Sergi Bruguera was determined to win, even if it required swinging at a shot three times--which it did. Bruguera scrambled to save a key point in the pivotal tiebreaker, then went on to upset Sampras, 5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, in Friday's semifinals of the Lipton championships. The top-ranked Sampras, off to the fastest start of his career, lost for only the second time in 22 matches this year.
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June 3, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Sergi Bruguera was an unheralded, unappreciated and largely unsuccessful player who came to the French Open and wound up showing two-time and defending champion Jim Courier the door. In a 3-hour 59-minute final, Bruguera outlasted Courier, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, for his only Grand Slam tournament title. Today, Courier gets a chance to return the favor when they meet in a men's semifinal at Roland Garros Stadium. The other semifinal features two lesser-known players.
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March 29, 1997 | From Associated Press
The hardcourt surface favored Pete Sampras, but Sergi Bruguera was determined to win, even if it required swinging at a shot three times--which it did. Bruguera scrambled to save a key point in the pivotal tiebreaker, then went on to upset Sampras, 5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, in Friday's semifinals of the Lipton championships. The top-ranked Sampras, off to the fastest start of his career, lost for only the second time in 22 matches this year.
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September 1, 1995 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Good news-bad news for Sergi Bruguera, the former French Open champion. The good news was that in an effort to improve his hard-court game, the clay specialist was able to enlist John McEnroe as a coach. The Spaniard and the New Yorker worked together last week before the U.S. Open and this week, concentrating mainly on Bruguera's serve. The bad news is that Bruguera apparently failed to learn whatever McEnroe wanted to teach him.
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November 16, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sergi Bruguera, playing tennis with newfound confidence on indoor surfaces, opened the IBM/ATP Tour World Championship with a 7-6 (7-1), 7-5 victory over Michael Chang on Tuesday at Frankfurt, Germany. Bruguera is the French Open champion and No. 3 in the world, mainly because of his skill on slow clay. Unlike previous years, however, he has been enjoying some success indoors as well this season.
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August 11, 1994 | From Associated Press
Top-seeded Sergi Bruguera needed three sets to defeat Russian Andrei Cherkasov, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, on Wednesday in the second round of the $1.72-million ATP Championship. The Spanish clay specialist, a three-time winner on that surface this year, inherited the top seeding when No. 1-ranked Pete Sampras withdrew late last week because of tendinitis in his ankle.
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June 6, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alberto Berasategui had the crazy grip and feral forehand, but like so many others before him he did not have the stamina to withstand his friend Sergi Bruguera. In the first all-Spanish Grand Slam tournament final, Bruguera, 23, turned a close match into a routine victory Sunday to win the men's French Open title, 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1. It happened with the flick of a wrist in the second set when No. 23 Berasategui took a 4-1 lead but was broken twice and lost, 7-5.
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June 5, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One is Catalan, the other Basque. But today, Sergi Bruguera and Alberto Berasategui will play for all of Spain when they meet for the French Open men's championship. And the cynics say that's all they will be playing for as the finale of the world's premier clay-court tournament has been banished to Iberia. No doubt Bruguera, of Barcelona, and Berasategui, of Arrigoriaga, will be doing hard time today at Roland Garros Stadium, where they have swarmed all comers with unshakable ground strokes.
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June 6, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alberto Berasategui had the crazy grip and feral forehand, but like so many others before him he did not have the stamina to withstand his friend Sergi Bruguera. In the first all-Spanish Grand Slam tournament final, Bruguera, 23, turned a close match into a routine victory Sunday to win the men's French Open title, 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1. It happened with the flick of a wrist in the second set when No. 23 Berasategui took a 4-1 lead but was broken twice and lost, 7-5.
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June 5, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One is Catalan, the other Basque. But today, Sergi Bruguera and Alberto Berasategui will play for all of Spain when they meet for the French Open men's championship. And the cynics say that's all they will be playing for as the finale of the world's premier clay-court tournament has been banished to Iberia. No doubt Bruguera, of Barcelona, and Berasategui, of Arrigoriaga, will be doing hard time today at Roland Garros Stadium, where they have swarmed all comers with unshakable ground strokes.
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June 3, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Sergi Bruguera was an unheralded, unappreciated and largely unsuccessful player who came to the French Open and wound up showing two-time and defending champion Jim Courier the door. In a 3-hour 59-minute final, Bruguera outlasted Courier, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, for his only Grand Slam tournament title. Today, Courier gets a chance to return the favor when they meet in a men's semifinal at Roland Garros Stadium. The other semifinal features two lesser-known players.
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June 7, 1993 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tennis crowned a new king of clay Sunday in the gray stone fortress-like stadium of Roland Garros, where Sergi Bruguera marched off with the French Open title. Bruguera, unheralded, unappreciated and largely unsuccessful except on courts of slow red clay, completed an unexpected journey to his first Grand Slam singles title with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over defending champion Jim Courier. Seeded No.
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