Points won by each set: [ 35-22, 30-24 ]
Points won directly on serve:
53 % Sampras – 25 of 47
28 % Kiefer – 18 of 64

Kiefer [6] played tennis of his life in 1999, but his second meeting vs Sampras [5] almost copied their first encounter a year before in Stuttgart (6-3, 6-4). The 22-year-old German created a small chance to break Sampras [5] only at 3:2 (30/0) in the 2nd set when he missed Sampras’ second serve with his risky forehand return. The American should have won the opener 6-1 but on a break point at 4:1 he broke his strings trying to finish the point with a slam-dunk smash and lost a 6-deuce game wasting five chances in total.

Serve & volley: Sampras 8/13, Kiefer 8/11

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