Points won by each set: | 40-35, 19-34, 50-52 |
Points won directly after the serve:
17% Steeb – 23 of 129
40% Vacek – 41 of 101

The 28-year-old Steeb [107] came to Moscow having lost six matches in a row, and in the first round he found himself – on a couple of occasions – a few points from losing to his compatriot Sinner [48]… In the 3rd set of the final vs Vacek [35], Steeb was two points away from defeat in three different games. The 24-year-old Vacek – a specialist of fast surfaces – lost all his five ATP finals, then in Russia he was the closest to get a title (in the semifinal he stunned his doubles partner at the time and main favorite for the title – Kafelnikov). After the 1st set vs Steeb, the Czech player won 21 points in a row on serve!

Steeb’s route to his 3rd and last title:
1 Martin Sinner 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(3)
2 Shuzo Matsuoka 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3
Q Andrei Olhovskiy 6-1, 7-6(7)
S Marc Rosset 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
W Daniel Vacek 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(6)

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