Ferreira started the 2nd set trailing 0/40 on serve, but quickly won five straight points and five games in a row, finished the match with an ace out-wide. The fourth and last final in career of the 27-year-old Delaitre  (every time he was quickly outplayed in those matches) – the biggest one; prior to the final he won five matches in straight sets, overcoming four solid players of the 90s. Meanwhile the four years younger Ferreira , mainly thanks to his formidable forehand, in the state of Indiana began the best period of his career winning 25 out of 28 matches (claimed titles: Indianapolis, Bordeaux, Basel, Tel Aviv).
Ferreira’s route to his 4th title:
2 Jim Grabb 6-1, 6-3
3 Carlos Costa 7-6(7), 6-7(3), 6-2
Q Thomas Enqvist 6-2, 6-2
S Alex Corretja 6-1, 6-2
W Olivier Delaitre 6-2, 6-1
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