Points won by each set: [ 26-15, 37-32, 31-20 ]
Points won directly on serve:
46 % Becker – 38 of 81
37 % Forget – 30 of 80
Much more tighter progress was expected in that indoor (due to rain) meeting between the two best servers in the world at the time, cause their two previous encounters were concluded in decisive tie-breaks, and Forget began the year claiming a title in Sydney, so he seemed to be in excellent form while higher ranked Becker [2 vs 13], barely avoided a third round defeat to Omar Camporese after the longest (then) Australian Open match in history. Indeed it was a match dominated by huge serves, but Forget simply played three bad service games, he also didn’t deliver his best serves in the 2/7 lost tie-break, and it made the difference – the quarterfinal lasted only 1 hour 51 minutes, Becker served out just one ‘deuce’ game among his 15.