barcelona92costa_gustafsson

Points won by each set: | 33-27, 42-37, 36-29 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
35 % Costa – 32 of 90
16 % Gustafsson – 19 of 114

The career-peak for the 24-year-old Costa [42]. One week after claiming his maiden title (Estoril) he triumphs in his home club, not losing a set while winning 13 in a row. Both in Estoril & Barcelona, Costa defeated many top clay-courters. Gustafsson [15] led *6:5 (30-all) in the 2nd set when netted an easy overhead. The Spaniard loses the second round in his another tournament in Monte Carlo (12-match wining streak). The Swede avenges the defeat on the same court the following year in the third round (0-6, 6-2, 7-5). Costa will win four titles more, but never as big as Barcelona.

Costa’s route to his 2nd title:
1 Renzo Furlan 6-2, 7-5
2 Marcelo Filippini 6-4, 6-4
3 Jacco Eltingh 7-6(3) 7-6(5)
Q Rodolphe Gilbert 7-6(2), 6-3
S Alberto Mancini 6-3, 6-3
W Magnus Gustafsson 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-4

Serve & volley: Costa 1/3, Gustafsson 1/1

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