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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 38-37, 27-13, 26-12 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    30 % Agassi – 24 of 80
    28 % Gambill – 21 of 73

    The 23-year-old Gambill [19] became the only player with two-handed forehand & backhand to play a Masters 1000 final (‘Masters Series’ then). After a tight first set he ran out of gas. His route to the final had been much tougher (saved five match points in total in two different matches) and Agassi [3] took the last nine games of the contest. “You have to do a number of things right for your career to last this long,” the 31-year-old Agassi said, “I feel old when I see mousse in my opponent’s hair.” Gambill said about being a potential new American leader along with 19-year-old Andy Roddick after Agassi & Sampras’ anticipated retirement: “I think that’s a definite possibility if we keep playing the kind of tennis that we’re playing right now. I see no reason why we couldn’t both be in the top 10.” It didn’t happen at all, that Ericsson Open marked a peak in Gambill’s career. Already in 2005 he will be outside the Top 100 & never comes back to it.

    Agassi’s route to his 48th title:
    2 Taylor Dent 6-4, 6-2
    3 David Prinosil 6-1, 6-3
    4 Tommy Haas w/o
    Q Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-4
    S Patrick Rafter 6-0, 6-7(2), 6-2
    W Jan-Michael Gambill 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-0

    Most Masters 1K titles at the time:
    12 – Andre Agassi; 11 – Pete Sampras; 8 – Thomas Muster; 7 – Michael Chang
    5 – Boris Becker, Jim Courier, Marcelo Rios

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