wb98ivanisevic_krajicek

Points won by each set: | 27-20, 30-27, 29-35, 39-41, 78-63 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
40 % Ivanisevic – 80 of 199
51 % Krajicek – 99 of 191

That 3-hour 22-minute semifinal was played between the two best servers of the 90s, Krajicek’s 51% of points directly behind the serve for a marathon 5-setter is really remarkable! Just like Bjorn Borg in the memorable Wimbledon 1980 final, Ivanisevic led 5:4 (40/15) serving in the 4th set – he lost four points in a row though! In the decider, Krajicek broke for a 3:2 lead (to ’30’); the Croat broke back immediately to ‘love’, and they were holding with ease until the 28th game when the Dutchman lost his serve to ’15’.

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