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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-17, 28-37, 40-35 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    9 % Agassi – 9 of 94
    12 % Ondruska – 11 of 91

    When Ondruska [67] turned 20, he was a new face on the tour, the face who seemed to be seen in the broader elite for the rest of the 90s. He finished the 1992 year with a final in Cologne and a quarterfinal in Tel Aviv; in the first quarter of 1993 he advanced to: quarterfinal in San Francisco, final in Scottsdale and semifinal at Key Biscayne (he also played semifinal at Australian Open in doubles partnering De Jager, and two finals: w/Pearce in Philadelphia & w/De Beer in Durban). Within six months he moved to the ~Top 30 in singles (from no. 137) and doubles (from no. 148), but it marked the end of his development in both, singles & doubles. He never played well in his another Mercedes Super 9 events, he collected his third and last final in 1996 (Tel Aviv); in the years 1996-97 he captured four small titles in doubles.

    His most prominent singles final was played during a gloomy & chilly day. Both players began it wearing sportive pants. Agassi [8] was on his way to notch the title overwhelming all opponents, but strange shift of momentum took place as he led 3:2* (40/15) in the 2nd set. He lost five games in a row then, and needed to play his best tennis in the 1-hour decider, in which crucial was 4th game when he saved six break points and held after 6 deuces to lead 3:1. “At the same time, I was also trying to focus on taking my game to another level in the third set. I feel like I did,” Agassi said. “I felt threatened the entire match. Anytime someone is breaking you like that, (four times) they can start serving better and then it’s anybody’s ballgame.”

    Agassi’s route to his 19th title:
    1 Sandon Stolle 6-0, 6-0
    2 Keith Evans 6-1, 6-3
    Q Emilio Sanchez 6-1, 6-1
    S Mark Woodforde 6-2, 6-3
    W Marcos Ondruska 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

    Serve & volley: Agassi 1/3, Ondruska 0

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