uo90sampras_agassi

Points won by each set: [ 35-27, 32-25, 31-21 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
41 % Sampras – 30 of 72
15 % Agassi – 15 of 99

Just 1 hour 42 minutes of something what was anticipated as a great final between the young American hopes… Agassi [4] had his only break points in the 3rd set (in Sampras’ first two service games). They played against each other 34 times, it was their match No. 3 (Sampras led 2:1). The 19-year-old champion [12] especially impressed with his service performance, he struck 13 aces (6, 4, 3); to lead 3:1 in the opener he fired three consecutive aces, something almost unseen in the 80s! For the runner-up it was the second major lost final of 1990. Very symbolic triumph for Sampras, in the last three matches he defeated two best players of the 80s, then destroyed a player who’ll be his biggest rival in the 90s.

Sampras’ route to his 3rd title & maiden major (his 45th main-level event):
1 Dan Goldie 6-3, 7-5, 6-1
2 Peter Lundgren 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
3 Jakob Hlasek 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
4 Thomas Muster 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-3
Q Ivan Lendl 6-4, 7-6(4), 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
S John McEnroe 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
W Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

Fastest serves of 1990:
125 mph – Pate (Orlando)
124 mph – Sampras (US Open)
123 mph – Stich (Washington)
122 mph – Becker (Indianapolis)

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