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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 36-28, 34-23 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    39 % Grosjean – 22 of 56
    21 % Haas – 14 of 65

    In retrospect it’s very important match in careers of them both. The participation in “Masters” was at stake: Haas [11] needed to win this match, Grosjean [8] needed to conquer the title the following day. The German was a favorite because in the last quarter of the season he was playing tennis of his life, many observers expected he would be a new No. 1 in 2002. He raced to a 5:2* lead in the opening set when a strange breakdown occurred – he lost seven straight games rather quickly. Soon it was revealed that he felt pain in his right wrist which didn’t allow him to play top-spins not thinking about the pain. Two visits of a trainer didn’t help. Grosjean won his last three service games at love, finishing with an ace out-wide. In the final he defeated Kafelnikov and thanks to that he participated at “Masters” – Haas has never done it.

    Serve & volley: Grosjean 0, Haas 1/2

    # Comparison of their back-to-back matches at Paris-Bercy:
    2000 (2R): Grosjean d. Haas 7-5, 6-4… 1 hour 13 minutes (!)… Total points: 76-62 (aces: 9-3)… Breaks: 3-1
    2001 (SF): Grosjean d. Haas 7-5, 6-4… 1 hour 24 minutes… Total points: 70-51 (aces: 10-3)… Breaks: 3-1

    Grosjean won that rivalry 5-4, each of them played four major semifinals, losing them all

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