la99sampras_agassi

la99sampras_agassi

Points won by each set: [ 45-46, 37-32 ]
Points won directly on serve:
38 % Sampras – 35 of 90
41 % Agassi – 29 of 70

In 1999 Sampras [2] rediscovered his great form winning 4 titles in a row, Los Angeles was the third in the streak. In the 1st set at 4-all (30/40) he saved a break point when Agassi’s BH passing-shot down the line, sailed wide. In the 2nd set leading *6:5 (30/15) – Agassi [3] netted Sampras’ 2nd serve, on set point Sampras delivered a service winner. In both sets Agassi won more points before the tie-breaks, but couldn’t do too much in them both. Especially the 2nd set was painful for him, because he was serving tremendously well (79% of first serves in the match, with normal pace!), yet he began the tie-break serving his only double fault.

Sampras’ route to his 59th title:
1 Phillip King 6-1, 6-2
2 Sebastien Lareau 7-6(5), 6-3
Q Wayne Ferreira 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
S James Sekulov 6-0, 6-2
W Andre Agassi 7-6(3), 7-6(1)

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