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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points by each set: | 27-14, 34-22, 29-12 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    39 % Agassi – 27 of 69
    24 % Bruguera – 17 of 69

    The easiest match among six won by Agassi in Atlanta ’96, lasted just 1 hour 17 minutes! In the 1st set, from 1-all to 5:1, Agassi won 15 points in a row! Agassi’s description of the match in his autobiography “Open”: In the final I play Bruguera […] From the opening serve, I’m pounding Bruguera, moving him from corner to corner, making him cover a parcel of real estate the size of Barcelona. Every point is a blow to his midsection. In the middle of the 2nd set # we have a titanic rally. He wins the point to get back to deuce […] Even though Bruguera has won the point, Gil sees, and I see, that winning the point cost him the next six games. As I mount the review stand, I think: ‘What will this feel like? I’ve watched this on TV so many times, can it possibly live up to my expectations? Or, like so many things, will it fall short?’

    Agassi’s route to the Gold Medal:
    1 Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) 7-6(6), 7-6(5)
    2 Karol Kucera (SLV) 6-4, 6-4
    3 Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
    Q Wayne Ferreira (RSA) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
    S Leander Paes (IND) 7-6(5), 6-3
    W Sergi Bruguera (ESP) 6-2, 6-3, 6-1

    # I guess Agassi referred to a 17-stroke point when he led *2:1 (game point on advantage). Right afterwards Bruguera won an 8-stroke rally with a volley winner and three points later the game. However, Agassi takes 5 of the next 6 games with ease.

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