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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: [ 36-33, 36-33 ]
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    16 % Chang – 12 of 75
    12 % Mancini – 8 of 63

    Two weeks after Chang’s [9] unexpected success at Indian Wells, he won another Mercedes Super 9 title, facing again a clay-courter in the final, and again his toughest match en route to the title occurred against a big server in the third round (MP-down vs Krajicek at IW, at least four points away from defeat vs Rosset at KB)… It’s a rarity that a match consisted of the two same scores of sets, also features the same amount of total points won by both players in each set (36-33), as it happened in the Key Biscayne ’92 final. “Alberto came out firing away and I could see he was into the match from the start,” said Chang, who trailed *2:4 (30-all) in 1st, and *0:2 (deuce) in 2nd set. “It took a while to adjust to his topspin that kept jumping at me. I stayed with him long enough in the rallies until he missed or things opened for me.” For the 23-year-old Mancini [24] it was the best hard-court tournament and the biggest pay-check.

    Chang’s route to his 8th title:
    2 Ramesh Krishnan 6-3, 6-1
    3 Marc Rosset 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(0)
    4 Marcus Zoecke 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
    Q Pete Sampras 6-4, 7-6(4)
    S Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4
    W Alberto Mancini 7-5, 7-5

    # Chang was serving at 4:5 in the 3rd set vs Rosset, at 5-all he broke the Swiss

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