At the time it was a match of two very good clay-courters; in retrospect the match has a different context because in the aftermath they were the best players on that particular surface – Bruguera  in years 1993-94, Muster  in years 1995-96. The Austrian had a double mini-set point at 4-all in the 1st set, and three match points on serve at 5:3 in the decider – on the first two occasions he attacked the net and certainly could play better BH-volleys. The conditions were very difficult: low temperature and strong wind which worsened in the last twenty minutes. The 9/7 tie-break won by Bruguera on his third match point was conducted by him on a pattern: keep the ball in play and count on opponent’s error. Nevertheless, at 7-all he fired an ace down the T. Two years later they play against each other another clay-court match in windy conditions, and that time Muster prevails saving match points #
Bruguera’s route to his 7th title:
1 Renzo Furlan 6-4, 6-4
2 Andrey Olhovskiy 6-0, 6-1
3 Ivan Lendl 6-1, 6-2
Q Carlos Costa 7-6(8), 6-2
S Thomas Muster 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(7) – 3 m.p.
W Cedric Pioline 7-6(2), 6-0
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