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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    The stats without 8 games of the 4th set, so 36 games out of 44 are included to the picture (81 %) – number of aces, double faults & break points valid.

    Points won by each set: | 29-18, 27-32, 43-41, 52-52 |

    The Australian Indoor Championships ’93 it’s the biggest title in career of Jaime Yzaga [54], who was 26 at the time. The event had very strong field that year with all seeded players inside the Top 20 – three of them already lost in the opening round, Ivan Lendl & Boris Becker squandering match points. Korda [13] prior to the final had won all four meetings against the Peruvian – the best player among the shortest at his times on the tour (170 cm, 5’7″). In the mid-2nd set Korda twisted his ankle a bit, needed a three-minute treatment & trailed *2:4. Perhaps Yzaga saw himself too early as the titlist and his forehand deserted him for twenty minutes – Korda won six straight games. The Czech led 5:4* & 6:5 in the 3rd set, but Yzaga held comfortably twice. In the 4th set Yzaga had two match points leading 6:5*, on the second occasion he even thought for awhile he won the match. In the ensuing tie-break he ultimately converted his fifth match point with a backhand down the line (forced Korda’s error) to clinch after 3 hours 12 minutes. $146.000 it’s his career biggest check.

    Yzaga’s route to his 8th and last title:
    1 Brad Gilbert 6-2, 6-2
    2 Wally Masur 6-1, 6-4
    Q Jim Courier 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
    S Goran Ivanisevic 6-3, 6-4
    W Petr Korda 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(7)

    All players ranked higher (!) than Yzaga, the last four whom he defeated were seeded guys, saved two mini-match points vs Courier

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