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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 39-42, 37-29, 27-17, 25-31, 30-19 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    37 % Stich – 56 of 149
    30 % Stoltenberg – 45 of 147

    It was quite surprising that Stoltenberg [44], who had a 1-6 record in his last events of the season, played against Stich [2] in the first rubber instead of Masur, then a US Open semifinalist. Earlier that year Stich & Stoltenberg played for the first time against each other (Australian Open) and Stich won in five sets; it could make an impact on the decision of the Australian captain to designate Stoltenberg, also the fact he helped in the semifinal vs Indie. Actually it was almost a very good choice because Stoltenberg led 2:0* in the 5th set. Even though the German wasn’t a five-set specialist, Stoltenberg left the court as a five-set victim again, winning just 2 of the final 14 points.

    The vast majority of points was constructed with serve-and-volley actions, the last Davis Cup singles rubber in the final played like this.

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