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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: [ 29-22, 28-15, 28-13 ]
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    18 % Medvedev – 12 of 64
    19 % Ivanisevic – 14 of 71

    1.5 years after their final in Paris, Medvedev [20] took a revenge winning easier than he lost in the French capital. Even though the Ukrainian was known as a better clay-courter, the scoreline surprised many because Ivanisevic [5] had displayed very good form advancing to the final, being broken just three times (Medvedev broke him six times in less than 1.5 hours!). On that day the serve abandoned the Croat, and actually the only interesting moment happened at *3:0 (30/40) in the 2nd set – Ivanisevic decided to be patient, lost a 50-stroke rally (!), but the tired Medvedev committed two double faults in a row afterwards… The balding Medvedev was then at the very similar level Alexander Zverev is now; two 21-year-old guys approaching the main-level event No. 100 (Medvedev 3 big titles, Zverev 4, but Medvedev better at Slams – semifinal & three quarterfinals, Zverev has only played one quarterfinal)… Four days after the Hamburg final, Ivanisevic defeats Medvedev 6-1, 7-6 on a faster clay court in the third round of Rome.

    Medvedev’s route to his 9th title:
    1 Marcelo Charpentier 6-2, 6-3
    2 MaliVai Washington 6-4, 6-2
    3 Gilber Schaller 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
    Q Andrea Gaudenzi 6-3, 6-2
    S Pete Sampras 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
    W Goran Ivanisevic 6-3, 6-2, 6-1

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