stockholm92forget_sampras

Points won by each set: [ 42-42, 39-39 ]
Points won directly on serve:
47 % Forget – 42 of 88
50 % Sampras – 37 of 74

Sampras [2] lost four ‘6-7 6-7′ matches in his career, but it was the only time he blew set points in both sets. Forget [12] led 5:2* in the first tie-break, then saved two set points – at 5:6 (Sampras’ BH error at passing-shot) & 7:8 (service winner). The vital moment of the 13/11 tie-break came at 11-all; Sampras played a tentative FH standing very close to the net, Forget responded with a brilliant forehand lob which landed on the baseline… it could have been called ‘out’ though, because the ball was very likely too wide. In the 2nd set of that ‘all-serve encounter’ finally occurred some ‘deuces’ as Sampras had break points in two games: first at 3:2 one BP, then at 5:4 he had three BPs (set points in fact) – the Frenchman fought them all with aces! Sampras, one of the greatest tie-break specialists, in years 1991-92 lost four matches to Forget succumbing all five tie-breaks they played against each other!

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