nh94siemerink_agassi

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 27-18, 24-33, 28-20 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    33 % Siemerink – 25 of 74
    22 % Agassi – 17 of 76

    Super fast night session three-setter (1 hour 19 minutes), actually deprived of baseline rallies because the Dutchman [113] was constantly attacking as server and receiver. It was the first tournament when the music was played during change-overs and rather surprisingly, Agassi [18] known as the biggest showman of those times, criticised the innovation the most, complaining he couldn’t concentrate. “It’s an embarrassment,” Agassi said, “It’s a joke. If any other tournament does this, I would quit tennis before I would go out there and be a part of that. And that’s no exaggeration. It drove me nuts. I’m not saying they shouldn’t have music because it distracts me, I’m saying we shouldn’t have the music because it isolates people from what they are there for – which is tennis.” During Summer of ’94, it was Agassi’s third surprising defeat to serve-and-volleyers whose surnames begin with the S: Brett Steven (3-6, 6-3, 4-6 in Washington, the most surprising of those three) and Jason Stoltenberg (6-4, 2-6, 2-6 in Los Angeles). After the New Haven upset, Agassi entered the best period of his career which stretched between the US Opens of the years 1994 and 1995 (he won ten titles in the meantime, including two majors & four Mercedes Super 9 events).

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