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Points won by each set: [ 26-17, 43-34, 27-37, 31-39, 36-26 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
24 % Edberg – 37 of 149
27 % Cash – 46 of 167

The last Australian Open on grass at Kooyong (the first time in January), it lasted 3 hours 40 minutes… Cash [24] won 9th game of the 2nd set (saving five set points) after 11 deuces (the longest game in the Grand Slam finals that I know in terms of deuces, lasted 19 minutes, Edberg almost hit half of his backhand winners in it). In the 4th set the Australian had already led 5:1* (deuce) before the Swede equalled. The decisive break of the decider came at 3:2. The last all serve-and-volley final in Australia: Edberg [5] stayed three times on the baseline behind the serve in the entire match. A few weeks earlier they played on the same court in the Davis Cup ’86 final, and Cash survived 13-11, 13-11, 6-4 after 3 hours 45 minutes trailing 1:5 in the 2nd set.

Edberg’s route to his 10th title:
2 John Letts 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-2
3 John Frawley 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
4 Robert Seguso 6-1, 6-0, 6-1
Q Miloslav Mecir 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
S Wally Masur 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(7)
W Pat Cash 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3

Edberg also triumphed in doubles becoming the first singles-doubles champion of a Slam since John McEnroe at Wimbledon ’84.

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