Points won by each set: [ 27-35, 29-16, 31-17 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
40 % Washington – 29 of 71
21 % Agassi – 18 of 84

Anticlimax of the season… The year 1995 marked fascinating rivalry between Agassi & Sampras. They faced each other in five big finals (3-2 Agassi) and the fans could expect another 1-2 finals between them in the last three big events of the season (Essen, Paris, Frankfurt-Masters). A day before that infamous third round encounter, Agassi [1] had dismissed a big serving Jacco Eltingh, and after winning the 1st set against Washington [54] without any troubles, he was on his way to another routine straight sets victory having a double break point in the 1st game of the 2nd set. He squandered it and strange things happened afterwards – after dropping his serve in the 2nd game of that set he changed his shoes instead of waiting for a change of ends (didn’t get warning for that), then trailing 1:4 he committed a double fault on purpose manifesting his disapproval to the crowd who’d started to cheer for Washington after chair-umpire’s wrong decision a few points earlier. Actually since the second break of the set Agassi wasn’t interested in competing in Washington’s last four service games which highly contributed to amazing percentage of points won directly behind the serve for the underdog (40%). Agassi lost the match in 1 hour 29 minutes, being whistled he threw his shoes into the crowd, and skipped the last two events of the year losing his chance to finish the season as the best player in the world. He blamed a chest injury as the reason of his bizarre behaviour: “I didn’t have any expectation to win the match today after feeling the injury at 5:4 in the first set,” adding that he hadn’t thought of retiring, “It was more professional for me to stay out there and allow the guy to have his day.”

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