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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: 125-113 [ 25-32, 30-23, 28-17, 42-40 ]
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    24 % Agassi – 28 of 116
    24 % Kafelnikov – 30 of 122

    Pivotal moment: 3-all in the 2nd set on Agassi’s serve, 16-stroke rally – only diagonal backhands (!) – Kafelnikov made an error… It was their second meeting on Rod Laver Arena, Agassi triumphed 6-2, 7-5, 6-0 five years before in the quarterfinals. A few months earlier, Agassi defeated Kafelnikov in the US Open semifinal after almost identical match in terms of sets #

    Agassi’s route to his 45th title:
    1 Mariano Puerta 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
    2 Sjeng Schalken 7-5, 6-0, 6-3
    3 Mariano Zabaleta 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
    4 Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-3
    Q Hicham Arazi 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
    S Pete Sampras 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(0), 7-6(5), 6-1
    W Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

    # Comparison of their two four-setters:
    US Open 1999 (SF): Agassi d. Kafelnikov 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3… 2 hours 11 minutes… Total points: 115-101
    Aussie Open 2000 (F): Agassi d. Kafelnikov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4… 2 hours 19 minutes… Total points: 125-113

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