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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    47 % J.Mac – 38 of 80
    20 % P.Mac – 18 of 89

    The third Open Era final between two brothers:
    Stockholm 1981: Gene Mayer d. Sandy Mayer 6-4, 6-2
    Madrid 1987: Emilio Sanchez d. Javier Sanchez 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
    Chicago 1991: John McEnroe d. Patrick McEnroe 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

    For the 32-year-old McEnroe [19] it was his 77th and last title, in turn his seven years younger brother [51] played his first ATP final. BigMac lost his first serve of the match with two double faults & committed three double faults within 4 points at 3:5 in the opening set (did he lose that set on purpose?), then trailed 0:2* in the decider to quickly win four straight games. The final lasted 1 hour 57 minutes. “I have incredibly mixed emotions right now,” John said, “Every emotion you can imagine was there: from worrying to how he’s doing, to worrying that he might beat you.” Patrick said: “I wasn’t nervous, but I never felt comfortable, either. I never felt I wanted to win real bad, like I have at other tournaments.” Their father stated: “It was the kind of match I wanted them to have. I meant what I said before the match: there isn’t going to be a loser.

    McEnroe’s route to his last title:
    1 Gilad Bloom 6-2, 6-1
    2 Ramesh Krishnan 7-5, 6-3
    Q Alexander Mronz w/o
    S MaliVai Washington 7-6(6), 6-7(3), 6-4
    W Patrick McEnroe 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

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