Points won by each set: | 31-18, 25-20 |
Points won directly on serve:
26 % Gonzalez – 14 of 52
19 % Volandri – 8 of 42

In the first game of the match, Volandri [53] created a break point after three successive winners. In that moment it’d be very difficult to expect a one-sided encounter. Gonzalez [12] simply overpowered the crowd favorite with vicious returns. Volandri was the first Italian semifinalist at Foro Italico since Adriano Panatta in 1978. Gonzalez won the 2nd set just by a margin of five points, almost minimum required in a “6-2” set (4 points).

Serve & volley: Gonzalez 4/5, Volandri 0

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