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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 34-26, 41-36, 33-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    40 % Woodforde – 36 of 90
    22 % Enqvist – 24 of 105

    The ~21-year-old Enqvist [7] could be considered as a potential Grand Slam champion at the time (someone who’d achieve as much as Kaflenikov ultimately achieved), thus his straight set loss to the Australian veteran was a shocker. Woodforde [67] played a perfect match under the roof, but each of two first sets could have gone either way. Enqvist had no problems to hold four times since the beginning and led 40/15 at 4-all when Woodforde got two points with brilliant volleys. In the 2nd set the Swede led 4:3 (40/30) when his aggressive return hit the net-cord and stayed on his side. Two sets when he led 4:3 playing very well, yet both ended with 4-6, and he lost his patience. Enqvist had one-dimensional tennis, he couldn’t change anything in the 3rd set and was broken at 2-all – Woodforde won all his service games in the last set easily and celebrated the biggest success of singles career on his back (at age 31).

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