aussieopen95_krickstein_edberg

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 52-50, 30-37, 30-30, 38-42, 38-29 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    24 % Krickstein – 48 of 193
    28 % Edberg – 53 of 183

    One of the most fascinating and tightest Grand Slam comebacks in history. Krickstein entered the match having lost seven straight matches to Edberg, yet he managed to win from a two-sets-to-love deficit for the 9th time in his career (ten times altogether puts him on the top of that list), despite Edberg’s unbelievable number of winners at the net – 67 (one of 14 overhead winners played from the baseline), he foot faulted 8 times.

    1st set: Edberg won the opening two games after 17 minutes, Krickstein led 6:5* (30/0) when his forehand return was a few centimeters wide
    2nd set: Krickstein led 3:2 on serve, Edberg looked already dead tired at that moment, but won three games in a row to lead *5:3
    3rd set: Edberg squandered a double break point at 1:0* (40/15)
    4th set: Edberg led 5:2* (15/0), at 5:4* (deuce) Krickstein’s FH-lob clipped the baseline to prevent a match point, the Swede also led 6:5* (deuce)
    5th set: Krickstein 4:1*, then fought off a double mini-match point at 4-all; in the last game Edberg led 30/0 to lose four straight points

    Krickstein’s 10 comebacks from 0-2 deficit:
    US Open ’83: Gerulaitis 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
    US Open ’84: Manson 3-6, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-2, 4-0 ret.
    US Open ’86: Novacek 5-7, 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-1, 6-3
    US Open ’86: Annacone 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4)
    Key Biscayne ’88: Agassi 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-0 ret.- 1 m.p.
    Key Biscayne ’89: Mattar 4-6, 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-0, 7-6(5)
    US Open ’89: Volkov 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
    French Open ’92: Washington 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-3 – 1 m.p.
    Aussie Open ’95: Edberg 6-7(6), 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-4
    Wimbledon ’95: Bergstrom 4-6, 0-6, 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-2

    Krickstein considers the thriller against Edberg as his best comeback… They faced each other three times in five-setters and every time the American left the court as a winner, here all those three meetings:
    US Open ’83: Krickstein d. Edberg 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6… Edberg 4 points away from victory… 49 games played
    US Open ’88: Krickstein d. Edberg 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-5… Edberg 5 points away from victory… 60 games played… 3 hours 52 minutes
    Aussie Open ’95: Krickstein d. Edberg 6-7, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4… Edberg 2 points away from victory… 58 games played… 3 hours 44 minutes
    Fourth Krickstein’s victory over Edberg comes from a dramatic encounter as wellTheir H2H

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