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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 27-32, 48-42, 29-18… |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    16 % Lendl – 15 of 89
    19 % Edberg – 21 of 107

    It was the first time in the Australian Open’s 85-year history that a men’s finalist quit in the middle of a match. The only other finalist to retire in mid-match in Grand Slam history was Roper Barrett, who quit after four sets against Anthony Wilding at Wimbledon in 1911. After 2 hours & 10 minutes of play, Edberg [3] retired due to stomach-muscle injury; he trailed *0:3 in 2nd set, yet despite struggling he saved three set points at 4:5 and was serving to win the 2nd set at 6:5 – then was broken to ’30’. The 30-year-old Lendl [1] defended his title. It was the first of their three year-by-year meetings at Flinders Park.

    Lendl’s route to his 84th title (his 8th and last major):
    1 Jim Pugh 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
    2 Tomas Carbonell 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
    3 Karel Novacek 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
    4 Simon Youl 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
    Q Andrei Cherkasov 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
    S Yannick Noah 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
    W Stefan Edberg 4-6, 7-6(3), 5-2 ret.

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