Points won by each set: [ 26-35, 43-37, 31-22 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
32 % Agassi – 30 of 91
31 % Krajicek – 32 of 103

In 1995, between January and August, Agassi [1] was playing tennis of his life. He entered the New Haven final having won 15 consecutive sets as no-one forced him to play a tie-break. The beginning of the match against Krajicek [14] indicated extending the impressive streak as the American had break points in the opening two service games of the Dutchman (four in total). Krajicek won the opener though, and the spectators gathered in the stands witnessed an unbelievable 2nd set – Krajicek led three times with a service break, yet Agassi came back thrice with his trademark strokes – passing-shots. The third comeback it was a miracle actually, Krajicek was serving at 6:5 (40/30) when delivered very good 2nd serve, Agassi only reached the ball with the help of the frame trying to respond with his forehand, the ball went over the net, Krajicek played a solid forehand, but Agassi played uncleanly again, that time hitting his backhand. No way for him to win that point, but Krajicek instead of finishing quickly with his backhand volley, run his backhand around, and played another forehand standing very close to the net – if he’d stayed calm, he could have played inside-out winner because Agassi was already running to his forehand corner… the Dutchman played to that corner, and Agassi passed him with his cross-court forehand! One of the most amazing match points that turned the things around in the Open Era as far as elite players are concerned… Krajicek had his second match point – committed his third double fault with an attempt to play a kick-serve off the second ball on Agassi’s backhand. Krajicek led 1:0* (40/15) in the 3rd set, then 3:2, but wilted under the scorching sun – Agassi took the last four games dropping just three points. He finished the 1-hour 53-minute final with a delicate backhand cross-court winner. “There’s no way in the world I should have won this match,” Agassi told the crowd. “I pulled it out of the hat and I was very lucky.”

Agassi’s route to his 31st title:
2 Fernando Meligeni 6-4, 7-5
3 Patrick Rafter 6-2, 6-4
Q Sergi Bruguera 6-4, 6-1
S Mats Wilander 6-3, 6-3
W Richard Krajicek 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 – 2 m.p.

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