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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 32-25, 43-47, 36-35, 28-19 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    30 % Ivanisevic – 43 of 140
    16 % Gaudenzi – 20 of 125

    Gaudenzi is a similar case to Carlsen: both born in 1973, excellent juniors (met at French Open semifinal ’90), who notched their best Grand Slam results at the beginning of their careers. The Dane [73] reached the fourth round of Aussie Open ’93 in his major debut, Gaudenzi [34] the fourth round of French Open ’94 in his second major, and they lost 4-setters to the top players (Carlsen to Stich), hence people would expect to see them, at least, in a few Slam quarterfinals. It never happened: Carlsen in his another 45, Gaudenzi in another 28 majors, were unable to even repeat 4R, and they both were waiting long time (in tennis terms) to get the maiden ATP title – they did it in 1998 #
    The match against Ivanisevic [5], meant Gaudenzi’s first on Centre Court in one of the biggest events. He began nervous trailing 0:3* (30/40) but since that moment he significantly improved, had a break point to level up. In the 2nd set he saved a break point at 4-all and led 4:3* in the 3rd set having won 10 points in a row on serve, but was broken in game no. 9 and the match slipped him away. In the 4th set he lost his temper arguing with the umpire about his volley which landed close to the baseline.

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    # Carlsen did it in his 135th main-level event (Tokyo), Gaudenzi’s 126th (Casablanca)

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