Chang had been amazingly serving until 3-all in the 2nd set when Sampras reeled off seven straight games. The defending champion already led 5:1* (40/30) in the 3rd set as Chang came back to his strong disposition leading twice 40/15 in Sampras’ two opening service games of the 4th set. Sampras broke in the 5th game though, and held thrice being visibly tired & concentrated only on his own serve – it was his third consecutive more than 3-hour match (lost in them 4 of 5 sets in tie-breaks!):
4R – Larsson, 3:07 hrs
QF – Courier, 3:59 hrs
SF – Chang, 3:11 hrs
Chang rarely hitting more than 10 aces, that time served his career-high 20 aces…
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