Sampras d. Rafter 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 By my count: Sampras won 130 points overall, Rafter 90. SERVICE Sampras won 78 of 98 points on serve: 57 of 67 on first serve (85%) and 21 of 31 on second (68%). Rafter won 70 of 122 points on serve: 50 of 78 on first serve (64%) and 20 of 44 on second (46%). Sampras won 15 straight points on serve, including a clean sweep in the second set worth 12 straight. Sampras served at 68%, making 67 of 98 first serves. By set: 24/40 9/12 14/21 20/25 Rafter served at 64%, making 78 of 122 first serves. By set: 35/48 16/25 10/16 17/33 Sampras faced no break points and converted 6 of 18 break points himself. Rafter made his first serve on 11 of the 18. He was broken 3 times on first serve and 3 times on second. Sampras served 14 aces. He had 30 other unreturned serves, 4 of which I judged as service winners. Rafter served 7 aces. Like Sampras he had 30 other unreturned serves, 4 of which I judged as service winners. Sampras served 1 df, Rafter 2. WINNERS Sampras made 43 clean winners apart from serves: 13 FH, 10 BH, 6 FHV, 10 BHV, 4 overheads. Rafter made 21 clean winners apart from serves: 3 FH, 4 BH, 5 FHV, 9 BHV. Sampras made 13 return winners (5 off second serve), including 7 FH’s. All were passes. He made 9 other passing shots, including 5 FH’s (one of which was a lob). Rafter made 1 BH return pass off a second serve. He made 6 other passing shots, including 3 FH. All the above are clean winners, but I also gave each man an additional winner on a judgment call: a FHV by Sampras in the last game, and a FH pass by Rafter. By including those and the serves that I judged as service winners, my winner totals line up with ESPN's running counts, and I end up with the total winners in the press: 62 for Sampras and 33 for Rafter. Washington Post (Michael Wilbon): http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Strand/2181/pete/article1997.html#climbing Also in the Post (Jennifer Frey): Boston Globe: I do have Sampras winning 78 points on serve, including the tiebreak. And I’ve got him losing 18 points in his service games (and two more points in the tiebreak). In those service games I’ve got him making 17 volley/overhead winners, including the judgment call I gave him in his last service game. He had two more volley/overhead winners behind his serve in the tiebreak, and two more in the match as a whole when receiving Rafter’s serve. I don't see 20 service winners reported in any source except this one. They appear to be separate from his aces though that is not certain. Whether they're separate or not, there is not enough room for them in the 62 total winners that Sampras has in the other print sources and, apparently, in ESPN's count.