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Old 11-06-2008, 06:53 PM   #6
krosero
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The New York Times said that in 2000 the Rebound Ace court was playing "quicker than usual." Patrick McEnroe said that the balls were pumped with air in such a way as to make them very fast. He added that conditions were “about as similar to a grass court as you could have.”

That got me curious enough to count the average length of points in the third set, which Sampras won 7-6 (7-0). I did the same for the third set at their '99 W final (which Sampras won 7-5) and the third set of their '01 USO quarterfinal (also won by Sampras, 7-6).

1999 - average point lasted 2.85 hits
2000 - 3.12
2001 - 3.25

I counted everything in a point up through and including any error that may have ended it. Double-faults are counted as 1 hit.

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Originally Posted by Moose Malloy View Post
Sampras had 37 aces & 5 doubles
Agassi had 13 & 3.
The Times reported that this was a career-high for Sampras and that 4 of his aces were on second serve.
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