The second of five ’95 meetings between the two best guys in the world at the time. Sampras played a great match after recovering from an early break in the 1st set. In the 3rd set which was played under the floodlights, he saved a mini-set point at 3:4 with a forehand winner following a big serve. At 5-all he obtained the decisive break with the help of the net-cord – at Agassi’s game point he hit BH down the line and the ball flying wide changed its direction. Sampras’ ace on match point earned him an 8-6 edge in their rivalry. “If we battle for the next 10 years, it’ll be great for the game,” said Sampras, “It’s different when I play Andre; it’s like two heavyweights going at it because Andre really is threatening the ranking. He’s the one guy in my mind where even if I play well, he can still beat me.” Two weeks later Agassi avenges this defeat in the Key Biscayne final after the same amount of time (2:13 hrs).
Sampras’ route to his 32nd title:
2 Jonas Bjorkman 6-3, 7-6(5)
3 Patrick Rafter 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-1
Q Todd Martin 6-3, 6-4
S Stefan Edberg 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
W Andre Agassi 7-5, 6-3, 7-5
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