The only Wimbledon final featuring two unseeded players! The Dutchman  came to London having lost in the first rounds on two previous visits at the All-England Club therefore he wasn’t seeded according to the Wimbledon tradition that grass-court performances are more important than the ranking! Washington  advanced to the final in unbelievable circumstances: he saved MP in the quarterfinal vs Radulescu, whom he broke only once – in the last game of the match; then in the semifinal trailed 1:5* in the 5th set against a big-serving Todd Martin. He ran out of gas when he led 4:3 in the 2nd set, In the 3rd set Krajicek managed to win 14 points in a row, then lost his focus and his only service game (quickly).
Krajicek’s route to his 10th title:
1 Javier Sanchez 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
2 Derrick Rostagno 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
3 Brett Steven 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2
4 Michael Stich 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-4
Q Pete Sampras 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-4
S Jason Stoltenberg 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
W MaliVai Washington 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
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