wb96martin_henman

wb96martin_henman

Points won by each set: [ 49-49, 45-39, 32-27 ]
Points won directly on serve:
37 % Martin – 48 of 127
33 % Henman – 38 of 114

Henman [62] was a revelation of the event and even though he hadn’t been supposed to go through the first round (5-set epic win over Kafelnikov) his British supporters could reasonably count on his final appearance because if he had beaten Martin he would have faced a Washington vs Radulescu winner! The 22-year-old Brit seemed very confident, he was a better man in the 1st set, but every time he had a break point, Martin responded with a big serve. Henman had break points in four games of the opener (!), including three set points – one at 5:4 (an ace down the T after Gerry Armstrong’s overrule) and two at 6:5 (service winners on Henman’s BH). The American [18] took the tie-breaks 7/5, 7/2, and obtained a deciding break at 2-all in the 3rd set as they had held 28 times in a row.

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