The crucial moment of that 2-hour 46-minute encounter played in the dazzling Sun, came at 2:1* (0/15) for Sampras  in the 3rd set, when Becker  committed three double faults in a row (!), then Sampras hit a lucky return on a break point with the frame of his racquet that landed near the baseline forcing Becker’s backhand error. Sampras’ first victory over Becker in their second official meeting… They will play seven finals in total (Sampras 6-1).
Sampras’ route to his 6th title:
2 Grant Stafford 6-4, 6-2
3 Patrick McEnroe 6-3, 6-4
Q Richard Fromberg 7-6(1), 6-2
S Jim Courier 6-3, 7-6(7)
W Boris Becker 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3
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