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Points won by each set: [ 27-30, 42-37, 31-24 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
49 % Edberg – 44 of 89
43 % Ivanisevic – 44 of 102

Super fast match, it’s really crazy that they played under two hours with this scoreline & Edberg’s moderate serve! Nevertheless the youngster couldn’t deal with Edberg’s serve on super fast carpet court allowing the Swede to get every second point directly on serve. Bizarre circumstances generally: just like a week before in Sydney, Edberg defeated Chang while Ivanisevic d. Agassi in the quarterfinals, and Edberg-Ivanisevic created almost a semifinal copy of their Sydney semifinal in terms of the scoreline. The Yugoslav [16] broke in the opening game, since then he hadn’t any chance in Edberg’s 16 service games, but also the Swede couldn’t do too much (for example between 2nd & 3rd set Ivanisevic won five straight games at love). Trailing 4:5 in the decider Edberg [1] held at love, another deciding tie-break seemed inevitable, but unexpectedly Edberg broke his opponent in the next game just helping him to make errors.

Edberg’s route to his 34th title:
2 David Pate 6-2, 6-4
3 Frederic Fontang 6-2, 7-5
Q Michael Chang 6-2, 6-2
S Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-5
W Derrick Rostagno 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

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