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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-35, 27-17, 30-35, 29-18, 27-18 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    43 % Rafter – 61 of 140
    38 % Rosset – 48 of 124

    Court no. 1. After the first three sets it was apotentially going to repeat their previous match, when Rosset won 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at US Open ’95. But on grass, as opposed to hardcourts, Rosset was playing serve-and-volley constantly, not being a great volleyer. Once Rafter managed to read Rosset’s [14] serve, forcing him to play more volleys, the match turned around, and the Australian [77], who had actually had no chance as a receiver in the first three sets (except one game when he broke to lead 3:1 in the 2nd set), after winning the 4th set 6-1, led 4:1* (deuce) in the decider!

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