masters96_sampras_becker_

Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to masters96_sampras_becker_

  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 19-26, 37-42, 36-36, 37-44, 31-30 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Sampras – 54 of 173
    44 % Becker – 74 of 165

    The stats made in a day the match was played, so 18 years ago (one of the first ones I ever prepared). Forehand & backhand winners were counted as winners during baseline rallies, return & passing-shots as other shots… Becker started the 4-hour final serving 4 consecutive aces! He was unbroken until the 9th game of the deciding set (held 27 times in a row). The German saved two match points in the 4th set tie-break (5:6* & 8:9). Just like in the “Masters ’88” final, Becker played the longest rally on match point – there were 24 strokes and the German manufactured a BH error in the end. It was Becker’s eight and last ‘Masters’ final (record: 3-5)

    Sampras’ route to his 44th title:
    rr. Andre Agassi 6-2, 6-1
    rr. Boris Becker 6-7(10), 6-7(4)
    rr. Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-4, 6-4
    S Goran Ivanisevic 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 7-5
    W Boris Becker 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 6-7(11), 6-4

    # Sampras was three points away from losing to Ivanisevic in the 2nd set

Leave a Reply