paris95sampras_becker

Points won by each set: [ 52-46, 42-36, 39-33 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
37 % Sampras – 41 of 109
32 % Becker – 45 of 139

Tight three-setter that lasted 2 hours 41 minutes, but Sampras won six points more in each set, and he was controlling the final outcome almost throughout, playing tremendously well from the backhand side. He raced to a 3:0* (40/15) lead to find himself at *1:3 in the tie-break. In the next two sets he obtained the crucial breaks in 5th & 7th games respectively. Becker [5] needed to deal with many deuces in his service games of those two sets to not be broken twice. Thanks to the victory Sampras retained his position of the best player in the world surpassing Agassi, who’d seemed to be sure of finishing the season as No. 1 during Summer ’95. However, after the US Open final where he lost a prestigious duel to Sampras, Agassi somehow lost his motivation…

Sampras’ route to his 36th title:
2 Arnaud Boetsch 6-3, 6-4
3 Jan Siemerink 6-3, 6-4
Q Jakob Hlasek 6-2, 6-3
S Jim Courier 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
W Boris Becker 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4

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