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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 40-29, 29-31, 37-27, 37-27 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    18 % Muster – 23 of 127
    26 % Ivanisevic – 34 of 130

    The French Open ’90 it was a great tournament for left-handers. The quarterfinals accommodated half of lefties, Muster [9] and Ivanisevic [51] made a pair of southpaws in their first meeting. The 19-year-old Yugoslav showed a great serving potential in his first last eight appearance in Paris, a lot of skills beside the serve, but he was broken in crucial moments of all sets (at 4:5 in the 3rd and 2:3 in the 1st and 4th set). He paid the price for a lack of tactical stability; in the 1st set after the first five games he didn’t look as someone inferior in the baseline exchanges, and suddenly decided to play four serve-and-volley actions, and lost them all. He applied a serve-and-volley action also trying to save the third set point in the 3rd set (netted FH volley)… Seven years later they play another major quarterfinal, and Muster wins easier than anyone could expect.

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