Agassi dealt better with tough conditions (96°F = 35°C; much hotter on court-level) – to snap Chang’s 14-match winning streak in Cincy. In the opening set, Agassi trailed *4:5 (15/30) when he won another three points with three different winners. In the 2nd set he took the final five games to notch his 15th win in a row. The 25-year-old Agassi became the first man to win the Canadian Open-Cincinnati week-by-week combo. This extremely tough achievement will be repeated by Patrick Rafter (1998), Andy Roddick (2003) & Rafael Nadal (2013).
Agassi’s route to his 30th title:
2 Daniel Vacek 7-6(5), 6-1
3 Alberto Berasategui 6-0, 0-6, 6-2
Q Renzo Furlan 6-3, 6-4
S Thomas Enqvist 6-4, 6-2
W Michael Chang 7-5, 6-2
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