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 [20] 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 [12] 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.

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