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  created a break point after three successive winners. In that moment it’d be very difficult to expect a one-sided encounter. Gonzalez  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).