Points won by each set: [ 28-10, 18-27, 46-41 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
50 % Ivanisevic – 42 of 84
26 % Agassi – 23 of 86

A match conducted in extremely fast pace. Enough said, the first two sets lasted 43 minutes, so three minutes shorter than the shortest ATP final (46 minutes). The 1st set it’s a good example of how very quick holding of a big server can have an impact on ground-strokes of a baseliner. Agassi had problems to find his rhythm from the back of the court in the first twenty minutes and was broken at 1:2 after casual errors. Two games later he actually didn’t care at all feeling the service power of Ivanisevic, and lost his serve again at ‘love’. There was an interesting sequence of two games as Ivanisevic trailed *0:3 in the 2nd set. Two consecutive games lasted less than two minutes! The Croat [2] fired a service winner & three aces, then Agassi [5] notched two service winners & two aces – the crowd whistled in denial… The American got what seemed as a decisive break at 4-all in the 3rd set, but serving for the match he slipped twice and lost his serve at 30. He had another chance (or maybe a half-chance?) to advance to the semifinals as he created a match point at 8:7* in the tie-break. Ivanisevic – in his style – fired two aces then, and converted his third match point with a forehand passing-shot. Agassi’s first defeat after 14-match winning streak (including 6-4, 6-4 over Ivanisevic six days earlier in Vienna).

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