The first huge success of the 20-year-old Agassi , achieved after the 3-hour 15-minute final of unusually offensive attitude in terms of attacking the net. He led 3:0* in the 1st set, saved a mini-set point at 5-all in the 2nd set and three mini-set points at 3:4 in the 3rd. They played against each other a ’round robin’ match, and Edberg  survived it being three points away from defeat (2 hours 35 minutes). Even though Masters ’90 was Agassi’s 71th main-level tournament, he’d never played before a deciding third set tie-break! Agassi said he had been fighting a cold for two days. “At 4:2 in the first set I thought there was no way I could win, I felt so horrible,” he said. But he took some medication that cleared his nose and said he “felt much better after that.”
Agassi’s route to his 12th title:
rr. Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-2
rr. Stefan Edberg 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-7(5)
rr. Emilio Sanchez 6-0, 6-3
S Boris Becker 6-2, 6-4
W Stefan Edberg 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-5, 6-2
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