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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-26, 31-35, 36-32, 32-20 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    24 % Courier – 30 of 123
    27 % Edberg – 33 of 120

    The two best players in the world at the time… Courier had an impressive run to the final (also a bit lucky because Krajicek gave him a walkover in the semifinal) and took advantage of it avenging a 5-set defeat to Edberg one year before on the same court in the fourth round. The Swede was a slight favourite because he destroyed Courier a few months earlier in the US Open final. In the 3rd set, Edberg had a point for 5-all, but Courier forced a volley error and the next two points he won thanks to Edberg’s two consecutive double faults. The American finished the event with two return winners.

    Courier’s route to his 5th title (2nd major!):
    1 Rodolphe Gilbert 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3
    2 Thomas Enqvist 2-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4
    3 Thomas Muster 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
    4 Marc Rosset 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
    Q Amos Mansdorf 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
    S Richard Krajicek w/o
    W Stefan Edberg 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    18-year-old Enqvist, the future no. 4, was ranked 190th at the time, he was a qualifier, so stealing a set from Courier could be perceived as shocking then

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