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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Stats without six games (79%). Number of aces, double faults & break points valid for the entire encounter.

    Points won by each set: | 30-20, 42-38, 32-20 |

    Spadea belongs to the most experienced players of the Open Era as far as number of main-level tournaments is concerned – he participated in 361 tournaments, including 54 Grand Slam events. He reached the 4th round at majors only four times (advancing to the quarter-finals once – Aussie Open ’99); at the US Open ’99 it happened for the third time. Even though the 25-year-old Spadea [23] had beaten the Dutchman in 3 of their 5 previous meetings, he didn’t display too many arguments against Krajicek [13] in their night session clash on Arthur Ashe Stadium. In the 2nd set set the American was two points away from the set (5:4, 30-all), but the former Wimbledon champion fired two aces in a row, and took the tie-break 7/3. “I was serving very good,” Krajicek said, “He was somehow not trying to adjust to it. I was serving a lot out wide. My coach told me before the match that’s the place to go against him.”

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