Points won by each set: [ 32-22, 29-32, 25-16 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
27 % Nadal – 22 of 81
28 % Agassi – 21 of 75

Very important win in Nadal’s [2] development. The 19-year-old Mallorcan wins his first hardcourt event & defeats a legend of the game in the first of their two encounters. Nadal never had an occasion to face the other legend of the 90s – Pete Sampras – because the 14-time Grand Slam champion retired when Nadal had just played 1 ATP event… Agassi [7], a few years after the final, mentioned in his autobiography that in the Canadian Open final he saw something he had never seen before – animalistic movement on the opposite side of the net. Very telling was the last point of the 8th game of the 2nd set when Nadal was not only running like crazy, he also managed to pass Agassi with his curved forehand (celebrated it in a way visible in the pic-stats); the American smiled afterwards shaking his head. The 35-year-old veteran said about facing the youngster for the first time: “We never even hit balls together, so you haven’t even felt what his ball does, let alone what his best shots are.” The final was interrupted by a rain shower with Nadal leading the match after clinching the first set, because of that the 2nd set was officially four minutes longer than should have been.

Nadal’s route to his 10th title:
1 Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-7(0), 6-3
2 Ricardo Mello 6-1, 6-2
3 Sebastian Grosjean 6-4, 6-4
Q Mariano Puerta 6-3, 6-1
S Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 7-5
W Andre Agassi 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Serve & volley: Nadal 0, Agassi 2/3

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