# One year after they had played very tight 3-set semifinal in Cincinnati, they met on the same court, and again deciding 3rd set tie-break separated them – as opposed to the year 2000, Kuerten had more luck in the end. It was a two-day semifinal. They began at night session but rain forced them to leave the court twice, the second time at 5:1 in the 2nd set; it was already late at night so the officials decided to finish it the following day. Kuerten  led *4:2 (deuce) in the decider, but Henman  equaled. The last few games were very quick and in the tie-break Kuerten built a 4:1* advantage. Then he led *5:2 and 6:3*. On the second match point Henman made a volley error. The following week Kuerten defeats Henman in the Indianapolis quarterfinal (3-6, 6-1, 7-5) saving four match points.
# Comparison of their two Cincy semifinals:
2000: Henman d. Kuerten 6-7, 6-4, 7-6… 2 hours 36 minutes… Total points: 126-112… 3 points away
2001: Kuerten d. Henman 6-2, 1-6, 7-6… 1 hour 46 minutes… Total points: 84-81… 4 points away
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