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  Sunday, 10 June, 2001, 12:50 GMT 13:50 UK
Game-by-game: Kuerten v Corretja
Follow the action live from the French Open's quarter-finals
Game-by-game action from the men's French Open final won by Brazilian number one seed Gustavo Kuerten over Spain's Alex Corretja.

Latest action first.


Fourth set

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-0 Corretja
Corretja is out to salvage pride, but is thwarted by a let call on an unreturnable serve.
Kuerten misses two smashes at the net as he squanders three match points. He makes no mistake on his fourth chance and is champion in Paris in 2001.
And closes out an entertaining match by sketching a heart in the clay.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 6-2 5-0 Corretja
In a whirlwind set, Kuerten is now only one game away from his third French Open title.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 6-2 4-0 Corretja
Another break for Kuerten, who looks a completely different player to the one that turned up for the first set.
He is enjoying every moment as the match winds its way into its fourth hour.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 6-2 3-0 Corretja
No-one can live with Kuerten at his formidable best on clay and Corretja is beginning to look like a beaten man.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 6-2 2-0 Corretja
The Brazilian hits top form at just the right time to secure an early break in the fourth set.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 6-2 1-0 Corretja
Looking much more solid than at any point in the match thus far, Kuerten holds serve to love.


Third set

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 6-2 Corretja
There are signs that Corretja is starting to falter and Kuerten pounces to take the set.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 5-2 Corretja
An ace wins Kuerten a 5-2 lead in the third set.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 4-2 Corretja
A clear blue sky welcomes the sixth game of the third set.
Corretja produces his first double fault of the match after two-and-a-half hours of tennis and then redeems himself with a fifth ace.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 4-1 Corretja
Corretja takes advantage of poor volleying from Kuerten to get to break point, but he narrowly misses with an attempted winner and Kuerten claws his way back to hold.

Kuerten in the French Open final
Guga begins to find his range
Kuerten 6-7 7-5 3-1 Corretja
Corretja responds bravely to win his first game in six.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 3-0 Corretja
Kuerten looks confident and pulls away in the third set of this intriguing final.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 2-0 Corretja
Corretja slips at a crucial time to hand Guga break points. The Brazilian takes full advantage and the momentum has shifted.

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 1-0 Corretja
An immediate chance for Corretja to break is squandered when the Spaniard drives wide. Kuerten serves out for the game.


Second set

Kuerten 6-7 7-5 Corretja
Not keen on the prospect of a second tie-break, Guga opens his shoulders and steps up his game. A deep backhand wins him two set points and he converts the second to square the match.

Kuerten 6-7 6-5 Corretja
The loose shots that have been marring Kuerten's game return and Corretja benefits from a slice of luck to gain break point.
He narrowly misses with a backhand and the Brazilian eventually holds.

Kuerten 6-7 5-5 Corretja
A Mexican Wave briefly stops the French Open final.
When play resumes, Guga starts hitting with controlled abandon, but Corretja answers with a brilliant passing shot. The Spaniard holds and the tennis is good.

Kuerten 6-7 5-4 Corretja
Kuerten is hitting more winners but still looks prone to the odd error as the rain begins to fall lightly again.

Kuerten 6-7 4-4 Corretja
The Brazilian fans are making themselves heard as they sense the start of a recovery from their man.
But Corretja holds his nerve and his serve.

Kuerten 6-7 4-3 Corretja
Kuerten switches to serve-and-volley to pull ahead in a second set, blessed with better tennis.

Corretja in French Open final
Corretja makes an impressive start to the final
Kuerten 6-7 3-3 Corretja
Defiant Corretja holds serve under increasing pressure from Kuerten.

Kuerten 6-7 3-2 Corretja
His third and fourth aces help Kuerten to hold, but Corretja still looks sharp and hungry.

Kuerten 6-7 2-2 Corretja
More aggression from Kuerten, who contrives two break points. He converts the first with a powerful forehand drive.

Kuerten 6-7 1-2 Corretja
At last, an easy service game for the Brazilian.

Kuerten 6-7 0-2 Corretja
Corretja fights hard and benefits from brave shot selection to hold.

Kuerten 6-7 0-1 Corretja
This final is going against most expectations and Kuerten is looking unusually ragged on the clay. He surrenders his service game to love.
His streak of nine straight sets won against Corretja is well and truly over.


First set

Tie-break (Kuerten score first):
1-0: Impressive Guga winner gains mini-break.
1-1: Wayward backhand from Guga.
1-2: Huge-hitting from Corretja breaks Guga again.
1-3: Smart play from the Spaniard.
1-4: Corretja takes point at the net.
2-4: Perfect lob from Kuerten.
2-5: Another break for Corretja.
3-5: Fine rally won by a Kuerten drop-shot.
3-6: The Spaniard moves to set point as the wind causes havoc.
3-7: Kuerten double fault hands Corretja the first set after one hour and 13 minutes.

Kuerten 6-6 Corretja
Kuerten serves out unconvincingly and a tie-break will be needed to settle the set.

Kuerten 5-6 Corretja
The Spaniard wins the game with an ace, but the wind continues to have a negative impact on the quality of this final.

Kuerten 5-5 Corretja
Corretja gets to 0-30, but Kuerten responds well to force deuce. The Brazilian holds for 5-5 as the tennis from both players improves.

Kuerten 4-5 Corretja
Good game for Corretja, who edges ahead again in this lengthy set. He is making good use of the drop-shot.

Gustavo Kuerten in action during the French Open semi-finals
Tentative start for Kuerten
Kuerten 4-4 Corretja
Kuerten is standing very deep and does not look as fluent as he did in his semi-final, but he does enough to hold, relying somewhat on big serves.

Kuerten 3-4 Corretja
Duly encouraged, Corretja carries aggression into his service game, only to be forced back by accurate hitting from Guga. He saves one break point before the Brazilian produces a wonderful backhand pass to snatch the game.

Kuerten 2-4 Corretja
Kuerten comes up with the first double fault of the match and struggles to out-rally Corretja, who chases down a drop-shot to win the game.

Kuerten 2-3 Corretja
Another ace for the Spaniard caps a dominant service game.

Kuerten 2-2 Corretja
Now the sun comes out and the Brazilian raises his game, mixing drop-shots with powerful serves to hold.
Corretja has mistimed twice due to a swirling Centre Court wind.

Kuerten 1-2 Corretja
The sky is mostly overcast and a sprinkling of rain briefly suspends the action, while the players remain on court.
Corretja resumes play with his first ace, but Kuerten turns aggressor and dictates a 22-stroke rally en route to break-back point.
He converts with a glorious backhand drive.

Kuerten 0-2 Corretja
Guga looks tentative and gives up three break points.
He hits long to hand the game to Corretja.

Kuerten 0-1 Corretja
Kuerten receives first in the men's final as he bids to become a three-time singles winner at Roland Garros.
He applies pressure immediately and races to 0-30, before surrendering the game from deuce.
Both players look nervous.

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