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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-27, 31-28 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Hewitt – 20 of 63
    37 % Sampras – 20 of 54

    The proof Hewitt [11] was a real deal. After three defeats to Sampras [4] he easily outplayed the best man of the 90s, the king of grass. The 19-year-old Hewitt began the final trailing 0:2* and since that moment he was dictating the pace, holding nine times without troubles (Sampras had ‘deuce’ as a receiver only trailing 3:4 in the 2nd set)… The beginning of the new millenium it was a transitional period from the serve-and-volley to the offensive baseline game. It’s really remarkable that en route to the title Hewitt ousted ‘6-4 6-4’ four serve-and-volleyers of whom each had played at least one Wimbledon semifinal! Hewitt’s returns and passing-shots were mercilles, his well disguised lobs the best in the world.

    Hewitt’s route to his 6th title:
    2 David Wheaton 6-4, 6-4
    3 Goran Ivanisevic 6-4, 6-4
    Q Cedric Pioline 6-4, 6-4
    S Gianluca Pozzi 6-1, 6-4
    W Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4

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