|In 1996 Richard Krajieck made his name as not only becoming Wimbledon Champion by beating Malivai Washington in the final, but maybe more impressively beating Pete Sampras in straight sets and with relative ease in the quarter finals of the event. This feat is extremely impressive as this was Sampras' only loss at Wimbledon between 1993 and 2000. Krajicek also reached the quarter finals of the US Open on three occasions (1997, '99-'00) and the semi finals of the both the Australian Open and the French Open in 1992 in 1993 respectively.
Away from the tennis court, Krajicek is married to Daphne Deckers, a Dutch fashion model who appeared in the James Bond movie 'Tomorrow Never Dies'. They have two children together - Emma and Alec. Krajicek is strongly involved in charity work and has created a foundation that enables disadvantaged children to practice sport in the Netherlands.