uo94agassi_martin

uo94agassi_martin

Points won by each set: [ 29-18, 21-28, 27-17, 35-27 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
30 % Agassi – 29 of 94
40 % Martin – 44 of 108

Very quick four-setter which lasted only 1 hour 55 minutes (no deuce-game until the last game of the 3rd set). The double-handed backhand – Martin’s very good shot, deserted him in that rather boring contest. The tall American [9] saved three mini-match points at 3:4 in the 4th set and had an easy put away FH volley (to get 4-all) – netted it and lost his serve two points later. Agassi [9] wasn’t a clear favorite because he was ranked lower at the time with a negative head-to-head record (2:3). Martin enjoyed tremendous year at Slams ’94 (final – third round – two semifinals), those results were actually at the level of the best players in the world, but it wasn’t enough to play Masters that year which seemed quite improbable after the US Open. He played poorly in Autumn though, being early eliminated twice by Agassi; he lost three times to Magnus Larsson in 1994 as well. After the US Open, Martin was ranked 6 while Berasategui No. 10 – the Spaniard won 4 ATP title (all on clay) after New York (!) and unexpectedly finished the regular season as No. 7.

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