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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Two-day final, stats from 3:2 in the 2nd set (the match resumed on Monday after rain): number of aces, d.f. and break points valid for the entire contest

    This is rather strange – Muster [13] – one of the most titled clay court players in history, triumphed just once in his home clay-court event playing there in the years 1984-1998 (he skipped only the ’89 edition due to serious injury), record 29-14, including his bizarre cameo in 2011 at the age of 44. He was playing this event for the 9th time when he finally won it, so perhaps it’s easier to understand the celebration on his back despite defeating much inferior opponent, but a tricky one. The younger Sanchez [38] somehow led 2:1 in their rivalry, collecting two wins in two weeks preceding their Austrian clash, and Muster earned the victory harder than the scoreline suggests, simply playing better at the end of each set. In the opener he saved a few break points at 2:3 before winning five straight games; in the 2nd 80-minute set (!) he saved a double break point at 4-all, and again double BP at 4-all in the 3rd set, coming back from a *2:4 deficit.

    Muster’s route to his 17th title:
    2 Claudio Mezzadri 6-1, 6-3
    3 Patrick Baur 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
    Q Younes el Aynaoui 6-1, 6-3
    S Andrei Medvedev 6-3, 6-4
    W Javier Sanchez 6-3, 7-5, 6-4

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    El Aynaoui was seeded for the first time in his career in an ATP tournament (with no. 11), thanks to good results in Challengers he moved from no. 196 to 88 not playing an ATP event in the meantime

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