atlanta92agassi_sampras

Points won by each set: [ 39-33, 30-24 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
26 % Agassi – 16 of 60
36 % Sampras – 24 of 66

One of the first meetings in their long rivalry (3-all at the time). “I just wish the U.S. Open were played here in Atlanta,” Agassi [16] said. “I saw my level of tennis jump two levels against Pete today.” He was *4:5 (0/40) in the 1st set, saved four set points in total, all of them quickly – two with baseline winners. The only break of the 2nd set came at 1-all; Agassi won 14 straight points on serve to hit an ace on his first championship point. The Verizon Tennis Challenge – held on green-clay – was moved from Orlando to Atlanta in 1992, Agassi defended his title. A couple of months later, Sampras [3] loses to Agassi on clay again, that time in Europe.

Agassi’s route to his 15th title:
1 Mikael Pernfors 7-5, 6-2
2 Horacio de la Pena 6-3, 6-3
Q Jacco Eltingh 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
S Pablo Arraya 6-4, 6-3
W Pete Sampras 7-5, 6-4

# Agassi trailed *1:3 in the 2nd set vs Eltingh

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