It's been almost 10 years while 38 Grand Slams have passed since the United States, once the undisputed heavyweight champion of world tennis, was able to salute a men's trophy winner at the majors.
US tennis player Pete Sampras celebrates after winning the Wimbledon men's singles title on July 9, 2000. Sampras beat Australia's Patrick Rafter 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Nobody expects that record decline to be suddenly reversed at Wimbledon from next week.
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