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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 [37] 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 [1] trailing 1:2* in the 3rd set, he’d wasted break points in three different games, so with better conversion the scoreline could be less harmful for him. It was their third meeting at Wimbledon, two previous were well balanced and similar:

    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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