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Muster v Becker, 1995 final - Monte-Carlo Masters Classics (video)

Steven Webb in ATP Tour 19 May 2013

Boris Becker’s illustrious career had one glaring omission: the powerful serve-volleyer had never won a major clay court title. 

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Having twice finished as runner-up in Monte Carlo, the German looked set for a career breakthrough when he won the opening two sets against Thomas Muster in 1995. Although Muster bounced back to take the third 6-1, Becker carved out two match points at 6-4 in the fourth set tie-break. 

But an uncharacteristic double fault followed by a netted forehand put paid to those opportunities, and his opponent capitalised, charging through the decider 6-0. Never again would Becker come so close to winning a trophy on clay.


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Muster v Becker, 1995 final - Monte-Carlo Masters Classics (video)

Thomas Muster, the "King of Clay" in the 1990s, stopped Boris Becker from winning an elusive clay court title in Monte-Carlo in 1995.

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