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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 4 pts 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

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