A 3-hour 41-minute shocker, the biggest upset of the tournament & arguably the biggest upset in 1993 as far as the majors are concerned. Becker  came to Melbourne having won three consecutive events, as one of the three main contenders to the title (beside Jim Courier & Stefan Edberg), while the 31-year-old Jarryd  – a distinctive player of the 80s – seemed to be finished as a singles player (nevertheless he was still a top doubles player then). The Swede had a misreable record in the second half of 1992 (1 win, 8 losses) and it forced him to play the qualifying event at the Australian Open ’93. He came through the qualies easily, but against Becker something like 3-6, 3-6, 2-6 from his perspective should have been expected. And perhaps such a scoreline could occurr if Becker had not wasted a 4:1* lead in the 2nd set, also a mini-set point at 4:3. All of a sudden Jarryd took that set to hang in there. Becker later said, he’d begun the encounter with a minor injury of right thigh. Due to his specific technique of serving (he was landing on his right leg just after the serve), the injury aggravated after two and a half hours of play. The experienced Swede took advantage of that winning the last two sets not facing even a break point.
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