rosmalen98rafter_damm

Points won by each set: [ 40-34, 26-13 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
51 % Rafter – 29 of 56
28 % Damm – 16 of 57

Rafter [6] came to the Netherlands having lost 5 out of 6 matches, and he barely survived the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals he regained his good disposal to win the last three matches easily. [85] Damm’s fifth and last ATP final – lost them all. He was quite unlucky in the first set – held six times without any problems and began the tie-break with a winning overhead, but his ball was called ‘out’ and instead of leading 1:0 on serve a moment later he trailed 0:5. The Aussie finished the event with two consecutive aces.

Rafter’s route to his 2nd title:
1 Daniel Vacek 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2 Andrei Medvedev 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(7) – 1 m.p.
Q Sjeng Schalken 6-1, 6-4
S Dennis van Scheppingen 6-3, 6-4
W Martin Damm 7-6(2) 6-2

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