Points won by each set: [ 30-26, 50-52, 35-41, 37-32, 72-71 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
15 % Muster – 36 of 226
33 % Stich – 73 of 220
One of three matches of the 90s that lasted more than 5 hours 20 minutes # A classic of the decade, similar to the Edberg-Chang marathon, so juxtaposition of two distinctively opposite styles – attacking and defending. The chances were quite balanced as Muster  was playing on his beloved clay while Stich  could enjoy his favourite indoor conditions, they both delivered their best tennis throughout the encounter. Muster led *3:2 (40/0) in the 2nd set, 5:2*, 6:5 & 8:7 in the tie-break; despite wasting two set points and two mini-set points leading 4:3 in the 3rd set, he didn’t surrender, and obtained a vital break at 2:1 in the 4th set after the longest game of the match (8 deuces, Stich had 4 game points). In the 5th set the Austrian squandered a break point at 2:0, then he needed to chase all the time – served six times to stay in the contest… After 4 hours 50 minutes at 7:8 he fought off a match point hitting the line with his aggressive forehand (Stich’s backhand error), at 9:10 he trailed 15/30. Ultimately he converted his second match point as Stich sent his ground-stroke long. Muster celebrated the victory like he won the French Open – in vain – Skoff lost the decisive rubber and the Germans advanced to the quarter-finals. Three days later, Stich loses again wasting MP – this time to inferior player – Mark Petchey in Sun City 6-4, 5-7, 6-7(6).
First round: GERMANY d. AUSTRIA 3-2, Graz (Austria): clay indoors
Michael Stich (GER) d. Horst Skoff (AUT) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Thomas Muster (AUT) d. Mark-Kevin Goellner (GER) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Patrick Kuhnen/Michael Stich (GER) d. Alex Antonitsch/Thomas Muster (AUT) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
Thomas Muster (AUT) d. Michael Stich (GER) 6-4, 6-7(8), 4-6, 6-3, 12-10 – 1 m.p.
Mark-Kevin Goellner (GER) d. Horst Skoff (AUT) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1