Points won by each set: [ 46-41, 23-32, 53-47 ]
Points won directly on serve:
13 % Dosedel – 15 of 114
29 % Becker – 38 of 128

Becker [5] is one of the greatest five-set players of all time, but counter-intuitively his record in the deciding 3rd set tie-breaks is poor, just 13-20 (39%). He finished his career having lost four straight matches of this type, two of them occurred in 1996: first he lost 6-7, 7-6, 6-7 to Nicolas Pereira in Doha (3:04 h), then to Dosedel (2:51 h) in a more important match because Becker had been trying to win his maiden clay-court title, and it looked like a great opportunity to achieve that on the home soil with a big support of the crowd. Dosedel [73] had other ideas, he withstood five mini-set points at 5-all in the 1st set (including 0/40) and a match point when Becker improved from *1:3 (0/30) to 5:4 (40/30) in the decider – FH passing-shot on the line. The Czech took the tie-breaks 7/2 & 8/6.

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