rg99agassi_moya

Points won by each set: | 32-38, 36-30, 41-35, 29-17 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
22 % Agassi – 29 of 129
20 % Moya – 26 of 129

Agassi had been playing very good tennis at Roland Garros in years 1990-92, but between 1993 and 1998 he didn’t show anything interesting, therefore no-one counted on him in the 1999 edition. The match against the defending champion Moya [4] was crucial – Agassi [14] won it despite a 1:4* deficit in the 2nd set, and the draw suddenly opened for him; the American was a favorite in each of his next three encounters, he overcame some obstacles and clinched the title becoming the first man to win all four majors since Rod Laver (1969)… Against Moya, after the balanced opener, Agassi’s level significantly decreased, but from 1:4* to 5:4 he improved quickly losing just 3 points in the process, and never looked back. He was playing exceptionally well at the net, a game for a 2:1* lead in the 3rd set he won at ‘love’ with four consecutive volley winners! I guess something like that never occurred to him before or after the match vs Moya.

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