munich94_larsson_sampras

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 43-38, 30-33, 40-36, 34-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    47 % Larsson – 64 of 136
    39 % Sampras – 57 of 143

    The 24-year-old Larsson [19] at the beginning of 1994 had lost 7 straight matches. He finished the season as a Davis Cup & Grand Slam Cup champion though, and nearly equalled his career prize money of $1,690,317 winning 1.5 million $ in Munich! After that unexpected triumph he’ll wait more than five years for another one. Against Edberg & Sampras he served his career-high aces: 23 & 32 respectively! Number of aces against SamPe by each set: 8, 6, 9, 9 – in the 4th set he struck twice three in a row! The Swede said: “At the start of the fourth set I had a few good games, but at the end I felt a bit tired – the pressure was on me. But I saw that Pete was also tired and I thought that the longer the match lasts, the better my chances.” “I felt a bit tired, but you’ve got to give Magnus credit,” Sampras said. “He played too good, he served too big, and he’s coming off the Davis Cup victory.” In the 4th set the Swede already led 5:1* (15-all).

    Larsson’s route to his 6th title:
    1 Stefan Edberg 6-4, 6-7(7), 8-6
    Q Andre Agassi 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
    S Todd Martin 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
    W Pete Sampras 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4

    # Larsson five points away from defeat to Edberg (saved three mini-match points)

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