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Pete Sampras elevated these 4 tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) to their current status by saying they were all that mattered.

No, they have been called grandslams since the thirties, more than 30 years before Sampras was even born

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US open, Australian open, french open, Wimbledon

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