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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 49-51, 43-42, 28-23, 23-30, 28-14 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    43 % Sampras – 67 of 155
    46 % Ivanisevic – 82 of 176

    Sampras had break points in three different games of the 1st set, he didn’t serve an ace in that set! He needed 8 service games and the tie-break to serve his first – when he did, it was followedby another two aces. In the 2nd set, he saved two set points in the tie-break (5:6 & 7:8) – both with service winners off the second serves. From 2-all in the 5th, Sampras won 16 out of the last 19 points. # Reminiscence of their Wimbledon match three years before.

    Sampras’ route to his 55th title:
    1 Dominik Hrbaty 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
    2 Mikael Tillstrom 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(5)
    3 Thomas Enqvist 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(3)
    4 Sebastien Grosjean 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
    Q Mark Philippoussis 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4
    S Tim Henman 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
    W Goran Ivanisevic 6-7(2), 7-6(9), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

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