* Henman had break points in six games, Kafelnikov in four

Points won by each set: [ 55-53, 28-23 ]
Points won directly on serve:
32 % Henman – 25 of 78
23 % Kafelnikov – 19 of 81

Quite strange final because in both sets it seemed Kafelnikov [10] would win with a break advantage, but he lost them both with a break advantage. He led 5:3* in 1st and 4:2* in 2nd set when Henman [11] got four consecutive games, and in both sets the Brit converted set points with the help of luck – first the net-cord on set point during a baseline rally, then on the first match point a stretch stop-volley thanks to the frame of the racquet. He saved a set point at 4:5* with a forehand winner, and two break points trailing 2:4 in the 2nd set (Kafelnikov’s backhand slice return wide & Henman’s overhead that – perhaps – clipped the baseline).

Henman’s route to his 3rd title (2nd in Tashkent):
1 Nir Welgreen 6-1, 6-4
2 Eyal Ran 6-4, 6-1
Q Stefano Pescosolido 6-4, 6-4
S Nicolas Escude 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
W Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-5, 6-4

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