paris01kafelnikov_vinciguerra

paris01kafelnikov_vinciguerra

Points won by each set: [ 29-15, 38-38 ]
Points won directly on serve:
25 % Kafelnikov – 15 of 59
29 % Vinciguerra – 18 of 61

Vinciguerra [46] had his five minutes in 2001 when he reached two big semifinals (Rome & Paris) at the age of 20. It was difficult to expect after the loss to Kafelnikov [6] that the Swede wouldn’t play another match at this level. The Russian led 6-1, 3:1* when the match slipped him away. He trailed *5:6 (0/30) before converting his second match point in the 8/6 tie-break. “I believe I have a little more variety in my game and that I can deal with Grosjean,” the Russian said about the final. “I know what he is capable of but I am very determined to win because, for me, a Masters title ranks just below winning a Grand Slam event.”

Serve & volley: Kafelnikov 7/8, Vinciguerra 3/3

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