washington98agassi_draper

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-16, 25-8 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    35 % Agassi – 14 of 39
    26 % Draper – 10 of 38

    The opening three games of the final were very promising: Draper [71] hit eight winners & led 2:1… from that moment Agassi [18] was in the zone though, and notched an 11-game winning streak being taken to ‘deuce’ only once. Despite the humiliating outcome, the 24-year-old Draper certainly enjoyed the best period of his career at the time, earlier in that year he triumphed at Queens Club as a player outside the Top 100. Between June & August ’98, he won 17 matches having defeated such notable players like: Rafter, Pioline, Courier & Corretja. Meanwhile for Agassi it was a huge boost of self-confidence on his way to become a great champion again, after an awful 1997 season.

    Agassi’s route to the record fourth title in Washington:
    2 David Wheaton 6-4, 6-2
    3 Christophe van Garsse 6-3, 6-4
    Q Sebastien Lareau 6-1, 6-2
    S Wayne Ferreira 6-1, 6-0
    W Scott Draper 6-2, 6-0

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    The shortest ATP finals:
    46 minutes: Mark Philippoussis d. Jiri Novak 6-2, 6-1… Shanghai ’03… Total points: 53-23 (76)
    46 minutes: Radek Stepanek d. Christophe Rochus 6-0, 6-3… Rotterdam ’06… Total points: 53-25 (78)
    47 minutes: Goran Ivanisevic d. Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-2… Milan ’97… Total points: 55-29 (84)
    48 minutes: Andy Murray d. Donald Young 6-2, 6-0… Bangkok ’11… Total points: 51-20 (71)
    50 minutes: Andre Agassi d. Scott Draper 6-2, 6-0… Washington ’98… Total points: 53-24 (77)
    50 minutes: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga d. Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2… Metz ’12… Total points: 50-24 (74)

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