manchester91_ivanisevic_sampras

Points won by each set: | 29-22, 25-20 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
54 % Ivanisevic – 25 of 46
44 % Sampras – 22 of 50

Super fast grass-court match! Amazing that they played 20 games in just 44 minutes, but there was only one ‘deuce’ and all rallies were consisted of just 1-4 strokes while 1-2 stroke rallies were almost in majority (47 vs 49) which is unprecedented. Sampras [9] was broken in the 3rd and 1st games of the respective sets. After Manchester, Ivanisevic [11] was among favorites to the Wimbledon title for the first time in his career, but sensationally lost to Nick Brown [591] in the second round.

Ivanisevic’s route to his 2nd title:
1 Andrew Castle 7-5, 7-6(3)
2 Jeremy Bates 6-3, 6-4
Q Arne Thoms 7-5, 6-3
S Gary Muller 7-6(9), 7-6(4)
W Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4

# Ivanisevic was broken against Castle, and didn’t face a break point in his another four matches

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