aussieopen99_enqvist_lapentti

aussieopen99_enqvist_lapentti

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Enqvist created break points in 3 of 5 Lapentti’s service games in the opener and broke him twice. The Swede led 4:1* in the 2nd set, and 5:4* (40/15) before the man from Ecuador levelled using all his trickery.

    Lapentti [91] ran out of gas, but his route to that match was one of the toughest at majors prior to the semifinal. The 22-year-old Ecuadorian had played 24 of 25 possible sets winning four 3-hour matches against higher-ranked opponents! Here’s his route:
    1 T.Johansson 6-3, 3-6, 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-0… 3 hours (saved 2 MPs)
    2 M.Norman 7-6(4), 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4… 3 hours 30 minutes
    3 Tillstrom 4-6, 7-6(9), 2-6, 6-4, 6-2… 3 hours 10 minutes
    4 Ilie 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
    Q Kucera 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-2, 0-6, 8-6… 3 hours 18 minutes
    Lapentti also advanced to the quarter-finals in doubles but withdrew due to exhaustion after the Kucera match. Counting singles & doubles he spent 19 hours on courts at the Melbourne Park before his meeting with Enqvist.

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