ao94sampras_martin

Points won by each set: [ 48-45, 36-27, 35-27 ]
Points won directly on serve:
34 % Sampras – 38 of 109
26 % Martin – 29 of 109

Just the 3rd of their 22 meetings. Sampras [1] saved six break points in two different games of the 1st set, including 0/40 at 3-all. Martin [12] had won six straight tie-breaks in his three previous matches. Another two sets were almost identical – Sampras built a two-break cushion (4:1 & 5:1) before losing his serve, but had no problems to serve the sets out. Sampras had won Wimbledon & US Open ’93 so with the Aussie Open ’94 title he put himself in a position to win a non-calendar Slam, but Courier stopped him in Paris.

Sampras’ route to his 23rd title:
1 Joshua Eagle 6-4, 6-0, 7-6(5)
2 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 9-7
3 Stephane Simian 7-5, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
4 Ivan Lendl 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(4)
Q Magnus Gustafsson 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)
S Jim Courier 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
W Todd Martin 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-4

# Two points away from losing in the second round to the relatively unknown Russian then.

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