The birth of a new star, on Suzanne Lenglen. The 18-year-old Safin [116, qualifier] became the first player born in the 80s to win a match of this magnitude. He displayed a few things which allowed to see him as a great player in the future: not dwelling on wasted chances (led *4:2, had break points at 4:3, and 5:4 30-all in the opener), big serving, fantastic backhand and sensational movement on the baseline given his height (195 cm), unseen before. But there was also a glimpse of his potential at the net when he won a game to lead 5:2 in the 3rd set with stop-volley winners off both wings. Agassi  had some issues with his right shoulder. # Six years later they play another five-set major match. Following his victory over Agassi, Safin defeated the defending champion Kuerten on Centre Court, in five sets too (2 hours 45 minutes).
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