Points won by each set: [ 30-24, 39-30 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
29 % Courier – 16 of 55
19 % Agassi – 13 of 68

The period between US Opens 1994-95 belonged to Agassi, he was able to beat all the best players in the world then, except Courier. The Tokyo final confirmed how important is H2H between two players; they didn’t face each other for more than two years, but Courier [15] had won their five previous meetings, and simply did what he had done in the years of his reign (1991-92) – outplayed Agassi [1] from the baseline. Agassi led *3:2 in the opener having won three straight games when Courier easily took the next six games, and controlled the outcome being close to win the 2nd set with a two-break advantage. During the week, despite only two-set victories, Agassi complained on back pain; being asked how his problem affected the final, he said: “You can’t be casual or lackadaisical or compromise your movement with Jim. He’s one of the best players in the world. I felt like the odds were a little bit against me going out there just based on the fatigue factor, my back, and the conditions.”

Courier’s route to his 17th title:
2 Anders Jarryd 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
3 Greg Rusedski 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-4 – 1 m.p.
Q Thomas Enqvist 7-6(4), 6-0
S Michael Chang 6-4, 7-5
W Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4

# Rusedski committed a double fault on match point in the tie-break

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