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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-38, 47-42, 28-14, 24-9 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Sampras – 37 of 116
    16 % Chang – 19 of 117

    # The first of two four-setters between them in latter stages of majors. Both matches had similar progress but different outlook: in both, Chang was a better player through a set and a half (90 minutes more or less) – in New York he was much more aggressive during rallies, attacking the net even on Sampras’ serves, while in Melbourne he delivered perhaps his strongest one-two punch performance. Sampras in turn, in New York stayed on the baseline more often than he did it in Melbourne… During that US Open ’93 night session quarter-final on Stadium Court, Chang led *3:2 in the 2nd set when he lost three straight games. He opened the 3rd set with a service hold, then suffered the worst streak of games lost in his career – eleven! Prior to that meeting, Chang led 6-2 in the H2H series vs Sampras.

    # Comparison of their two similar matches at majors within 16 months:
    US Open ’93 (QF): Sampras d. Chang 6-7(0), 7-6(2), 6-1, 6-1… 40 games (180 minutes)
    Aussie Open ’95 (SF): Sampras d. Chang 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4… 42 games (191 minutes)

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