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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: [ 22-28, 36-31, 26-17, 31-27 ]
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    45 % Becker – 48 of 105
    25 % Korda – 29 of 113

    After his less-than-impressive appearances under the roof in 1991, one year later, Becker reminded everyone that indoor conditions were his favorite by winning five events indoors (Brussels, Rotterdam, Basel, Paris, Frankfurt… only Basel on hard, other events on carpet). The crucial game of the Swiss final against Korda [7] occurred with Becker serving at 3:1 in the 2nd set when the German saved six break points. From that moment to the end of the 3rd set he was controlling the outcome, but Korda broke him at the beginning of the 4th set. Becker [8] managed to win five straight games from *1:4 though. “It’s a great feeling to finally win a tournament again,” said Becker, who had not triumphed in nearly seven months. “I was off form in the first set, but suddenly something happened and I was able to win the next three sets.”

    Becker’s route to his 34th title:
    1 Magnus Larsson 7-5, 7-6(10)
    2 Nicklas Kulti 6-4, 7-5
    Q Amos Mansdorf 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 6-3
    S Marc Rosset 6-2, 6-4
    W Petr Korda 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

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