Both guys were delivering tennis of their lives at the time. The lopsided scoreline was surprising then, not so much today with knowledge of Muster’s further unbelievable successes on clay (after big title in Barcelona he won bigger back-to-back titles on clay: Monte Carlo-Rome-French Open). Even though Larsson  had won their three previous meetings (including two in 1995), Muster  was a dominant figure from start to finish of the 1-hour 34-minute encounter. Perhaps the Austrian enjoyed his career-best match as far as his offensive attitude is concerned: he played from the air during 14 rallies, winning them all with 13 winners! The same scoreline will happen in the Olympic final 2012.
Muster’s route to the title:
1 Jordi Burillo 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 – 1 m.p.
2 Andrei Cherkasov 6-3, 6-2
3 Javier Sanchez 7-6(5), 6-4
Q Carlos Costa 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
S Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-3, 6-3
W Magnus Larsson 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
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