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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-25, 29-32, 32-23 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    16 % Muster – 14 of 85
    10 % Costa – 9 of 87

    In the years 1995-96 Muster [2] was a clay-court king, Costa [15] a clay-court prince. They played four matches against each other at the time, and always a deciding set was required: after three five-setters (Muster 2:1) they also played a deciding 3rd set in Rome. The 8 years younger Costa came back from a break down, but at 4-all Muster took the last two games convincingly. It seemed that they would meet again in the French Open ’96 final, but both lost sensational four-setters with 4th set tie-breaks, already in the first week of the event (Costa to Clavet in 2R, Muster to Stich in 4R).

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