milan93becker_bruguera

Points won by each set: [ 29-21, 35-29 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
27 % Becker – 16 of 58
19 % Bruguera – 11 of 56

That triumph marked the end of Becker’s reign as the king of indoors – the 26-year-old German [4] was keeping this unofficial title for seven years. Milan ’93 it was his third consecutive indoor crown following Paris & Frankfurt-Masters of 1992, and playing another week he was on his way to get a title in Stuttgart, but withdrew from a semifinal against Richard Krajicek… when he came back to the indoor conditions in Autumn ’93 he was never the same, producing a miserable – for his standards – 8:7 record (shocking defeats to Neil Borwick & Olivier Delaitre inter alia). Bruguera [17] began the Milan final having won two previous meetings against Becker, but them both occurred on clay (both in 1991), and he quickly comprehended a different story indoors. Anyway in the 2nd set he led 40/0 serving at 3:4, then the favorite got 8 out of the last 9 points, serving 3 aces in the last game.

Becker’s route to his 38th title:
1 Carl-Uwe Steeb 7-6(0), 6-3
2 Wayne Ferreira 7-5, 6-3
Q Michael Stich 6-2, 6-2
S Wally Masur 6-4, 7-6(2)
W Sergi Bruguera 6-3, 6-3

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