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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Total points: 136-121 | 25-30, 36-30, 34-26, 41-35 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    37 % Johansson – 43 of 115
    26 % Safin – 38 of 142

    The tournament was deprived of Andre Agassi, the champion in years 2000-01 & 2003…
    The final lasted 2 hours 53 minutes (two minutes longer than Johansson’s 5-set semifinal). In the 4th set, Safin saved a break point trailing 0:2 to lead 3:2 soon. The Swede won at ‘love’ his last four service games (18 points on serve in a row)! In the tie-break, the Swedish player had already led *5:0 before converted his fourth match point.

    Johansson’s route to the title:
    1 Jacobo Diaz 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4
    2 Markus Hipfl 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
    3 Younes El Aynaoui 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
    4 Adrian Voinea 6-7(8), 6-2, 6-0, 6-4
    Q Jonas Bjorkman 6-0, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
    S Jiri Novak 7-6(5), 0-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
    W Marat Safin 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(4)

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