washington95agassi_edberg

Points won by each set: [ 35-29, 19-29, 46-42 ]
Points won directly on serve:
26 % Agassi – 26 of 99
30 % Edberg – 30 of 101

Agassi [1] was in terrific form of 1995 and his straight sets victory seemed the most probable, especially given an overwhelming heat during the final (110 Fahrenheit = 43 Celcius) because [16] Edberg’s endurance had already been suspicious since 1994. The heat affected Agassi though, and Edberg was six points from the title at 5-all (deuce) after a sensational chase – trailing *0:3 in the decider & being visibly tired, he somehow levelled (Agassi vomited in the meantime) saving break points in three consecutive service games, also at 4:5 he escaped from 0/30. “It was extremely hot, but I felt great before the match”, the American said about his poor display in the mid-set. “Then I started feeling worse and worse, and I had to make a decision about whether to give it everything and possibly not have anything left for the third set or to try to save myself a little.” That triumph initiated an astonishing Summer on hardcourts for Agassi – he won four titles before lost the US Open final (during the event he faced Edberg again & ousted him easily in straights).

Agassi’s route to his 28th title:
2 Rodolphe Gilbert 6-2, 6-2
3 Michael Joyce 6-2, 6-2
Q Mauricio Hadad 6-3, 6-4
S Todd Martin 6-4, 7-6(5)
W Stefan Edberg 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

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