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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 32-19, 31-26 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    27 % Sampras – 14 of 51
    26 % Ulihrach – 15 of 57

    Points won by each set: | 33-32, 37-31 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    53 % Sampras – 33 of 62
    38 % Ivanisevic – 27 of 71

    First hard-court semifinal of the 21-year-old Ulihrach [39]… Sampras could win the final easier, he led 3:0* in the 1st & 5:3* (30/15) in the 2nd set; at 5-all Ivanisevic [7] committed two double faults, the second one facing a break point. “Whenever you win it brings you a lot of confidence and that is one thing I was looking for here, going into Flushing [U.S. Open],” Sampras said. “I feel fit and ready to go.” The American captured the US Open title that year, having defeated Ivanisevic in the semifinal.

    Sampras’ route to the title:
    2 Donald Johnson 7-6(3), 6-7(8), 6-2
    3 Marcos Ondruska 6-1, 6-2
    Q Tommy Haas 6-3, 6-4 *
    S Bohdan Ulihrach 6-1, 6-4
    W Goran Ivanisevic 7-6(3), 7-5

    * 18-year-old Haas [390] debuted at the ATP level then

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