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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 36-27, 48-48, 28-18 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    19 % Sanchez – 20 of 102
    2 % Bruguera – 3 of 103

    Bruguera [21] achieved much more than Sanchez [14], but he’s six years younger and their first five meetings occurred when Bruguera was in a phase of development, his serve didn’t mean anything, it was only a delivery to the other side of the net – Sanchez took advantage of it winning five times in a row. When Bruguera finally matured as a player, he destroyed Sanchez three consecutive times in ~70-minute matches… In Barcelona, the younger Spaniard jumped to a 4:1* lead playing an impressive tennis. At 4-all he led 30/0 when missed an easy FH and lost his focus (dropped seven games in a row). He was closer to get the 2nd set: wasted two set points on return at 6:5 and another one at 7:6* in the tie-break (trailing 3:6 before). Sanchez dived twice in the 9/7 breaker! Bruguera wasted a double break point at 1-all in the 3rd set and seemed disinterested ever since.

    Sanchez’s route to his 12th title:
    2 Diego Perez 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
    3 Andrei Cherkasov 5-7, 7-5, 6-3
    Q Omar Camporese 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5
    S Martin Jaite 7-5, 6-2
    W Sergi Bruguera 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-2

    Serve & volley: Sanchez 9/15, Bruguera 2/3

    * Sanchez was serving to stay in the match vs Camporese (2:45h), two games away from defeat vs Cherkasov (3:02h)

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