toronto92agassi_lendl

Points won by each set: [ 29-35, 31-19, 36-21 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
27 % Agassi – 25 of 91
26 % Lendl – 21 of 80

Agassi [11] had lost his first six meetings against Lendl [12], but he entered that final as a favorite having won Wimbledon ’92. It seemed the match could go either way until 3:2 in the 2nd set (the first twelve games were tight, ‘deuces’ appeared in seven of them) when Agassi took the last nine games. There was an interesting fragment in the mid-3rd set when they played eleven deuces in two games (first Agassi held after 8 deuces saving five break points playing serve-and-volley, then he broke Lendl withstanding three game points). In the ultimate game, Agassi quickly found himself at 0/30 to hit four consecutive aces, very likely for the only time in his career. “I thought we both started really well,” Agassi said. “I don’t know if he withered mentally or physically or what, but I got that lead early in the second to stay on top of him.” A couple hours later, Agassi lost the doubles final along with John McEnroe (4-6, 4-6 to Patrick Galbraith/Danie Visser).

Agassi’s route to his 17th title:
2 Daniel Nestor 6-2, 6-3
3 Greg Rusedski 6-4, 6-1
Q Amos Mansdorf 6-2, 6-4
S MaliVai Washington 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
W Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply