Points won by each set: [ 31-18, 38-36, 23-29, 30-21 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
38 % Sampras – 42 of 108
34 % McEnroe – 41 of 118
The 31-year-old McEnroe  began the contest in aggressive style (he led 7-0 in aces after six games), but Sampras’ backhand was working tremendously well. The 12 years younger American  looked invincible for the first hour, more or less, until the floodlights were activated in the 2nd set – since then McEnroe improved his game overall, yet Sampras stayed calm after losing the 3rd set, and held five times in the 4th set without any troubles, breaking once – at 3:2 on his fourth break point in that game.