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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    33 % Sampras – 33 of 99
    25 % Woodbridge – 23 of 92

    The 26-year-old Woodbridge experienced something similar to his doubles partner Mark Woodforde a year before in Melbourne – namely – reached unexpectedly his first and only Grand Slam semifinal to be overwhelmed by the champion. Nevertheless, the Australian managed to snap Sampras’ streak of 97 holds in a row! Woodbridge, before broke Sampras trailing 1:2* in the 3rd set, had break points in three different games. It was their third meeting at Wimbledon, two previous were well balanced, in 1989 when both were teenagers Woodbridge won 7-5 7-6(5) 5-7 6-3, three years later Sampras avenged it with a 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-7(7) 6-4 victory.

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