Forget  was the best server of 1991, tough to break especially on faster surfaces, but Agassi  neutralised the serve of the Frenchman breaking him as many as seven times. Already Forget’s opening service game indicated how tough it’d be for him to regularly hold – Agassi broke after ten minutes (4 deuces – the most in the match) producing one phenomenal forehand return. Forget came back from *1:3, but he was under a constant pressure; he had to save break points at 4-all and 5-all before winning the tie-break 9/7 on his fifth set point (already led 6:5, 40/15). In the rest of the opening rubber Agassi was breaking Forget’s serve twice in each set. Until the American led 5:2* (0/40) in the 2nd set, it seemed like a potential tight 4- or 5-setter, Forget had won 11 points in a row on serve then, but once he was broken, Agassi never looked back. The Frenchman, who was trying to play from the back of the court on serve, so applying unusual strategy for himself indoors, began the 4th set with zest, yet Agassi took the final five games easily converting a match point with one of numerous stunning backhands. In terms of the scoreline, very similar match to Agassi’s victory over Becker in the US Open semifinal a year before. That rubber seemed to be vital for the rest of the tie, but it was not like expected – Leconte stunned Sampras in the second rubber and the French team took the momentum.
FRANCE d. USA 3-1 in Gerland Sports Palace, Lyon, France: Carpet (Indoor)
Andre Agassi (USA) d. Guy Forget (FRA) 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
Henri Leconte (FRA) d. Pete Sampras (USA) 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
Guy Forget / Henri Leconte (FRA) d. Ken Flach / Robert Seguso (USA) 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Guy Forget (FRA) d. Pete Sampras (USA) 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Andre Agassi (USA) vs Henri Leconte (FRA) unp.
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