philadelphia96courier_woodruff

philadelphia96courier_woodruff

Points won by each set: [ 36-25, 27-20 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
36 % Courier – 18 of 50
32 % Woodruff – 19 of 58

Until that event Woodruff [112] had been actually an unanimous player with a 2-7 ATP record, but not only he advanced to the main-draw, he also defeated three seeded players to face in the final someone who helped him during practise sessions at the end of 1995… “I served the ball extremely well today” said Courier [7], who saved the only break point in the last game of the final. “It’s not easy to beat me when I’m on like that”. The unexpected runner-up stated: “This was an incredible thrill for me to get this far. I wish I could have figured out Jim’s serve. I guess this is a revenge for all of the times I took him on the golf course”.

Courier’s route to his 19th title:
1 Jeff Tarango 6-1, 6-1
2 Carlos Costa 7-6(5), 6-4
Q Byron Black 6-2, 6-4
S Mark Woodforde 6-2, 6-1
W Chris Woodruff 6-4, 6-3

Courier defeated three “Woodies” in a row, after Philadelphia he outplayed 6-3 6-3 Woodbridge in his first match at Indian Wells

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