Points won by each set: | 28-32, 42-43, 25-9, 40-40 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
38 % Becker – 50 of 131
40 % Ivanisevic – 52 of 128
There was a common feeling that the three-time Wimbledon champion  escaped from loss with huge amount of luck, and the 19-year-old Yugoslavian  would become a new champion soon. However, no-one expected then, how tremendously would be developed Sampras’ talent (the American lost at Wimbledon in the first rounds of years 1989-90)… Ivanisevic was serving at 6:5 (30-all) in the 2nd set when he slipped and fell on grass after very good first serve which Becker barely returned. The youngster also led 3:0* in the tie-break which he lost 4/7. In the 4th set he was two points away again as leading 5:4* in the second tie-break – Becker obtained two points thanks to service winners then, and on his first match point he was awarded victory as Ivanisevic netted a relatively easy BH volley. Becker avenged a first round defeat at Roland Garros (7-5, 4-6, 5-7, 2-6 in 3 hours 2 minutes) he suffered to Ivanisevic one month earlier.