frankfurt93stich_sampras

Points won by each set: | 52-45, 20-29, 40-39, 30-19 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
40 % Stich – 53 of 130
25 % Sampras – 37 of 144

Stich [3] became the first ‘Masters’ champion since 1987 to win all five matches after the final lasting 2 hours 57 minutes. In the 1st set he already led *5:2 (40/15), only to be four points away from losing the set at *5:6. In the crucial 3rd set, there was no break of serve, and the German converted his third set point. In the 4th set, he served 12 of his 27 aces, including 7 in a row! Stich is barely 1 out of 3 players to be proud of having a positive record against Sampras [1] defeating him at least 5 times, others: Richard Krajicek (6-4) & Lleyton Hewitt (5-4)… Stich vs. Sampras (5-4)

Stich’s route to his 13th title:
rr Andrei Medvedev 6-3, 6-4
rr Michael Chang 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2
rr Jim Courier 7-5, 6-4
S Goran Ivanisevic 7-6(2), 7-6(10)
W Pete Sampras 7-6(3), 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-2

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