cincinnati90edberg_gilbert

Points won by each set: [ 26-14, 26-13 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
29 % Edberg – 12 of 41
18 % Gilbert – 7 of 38

Edberg [2] becomes the 8th number one player in the history of ATP ranking (since 1973) after demolition of Gilbert [7] to whom he lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-7 the Cincinnati final a year before. “I hope this time they got it right. It’s nice that I can say I was number one in the world, even if I don’t keep it for long. Not many guys get there. For years, people told me I could be number one. I’m glad I made it.” said Edberg referring to 1988, when he was No. 1 for a day after the ATP staff’s error.

Edberg’s route to his 26th title:
2 Milan Srejber 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4
3 Andrew Snajder 6-1, 6-0
Q Michael Chang 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
S Andres Gomez 7-5, 6-3
W Brad Gilbert 6-1, 6-1

In the 3rd set of his opening round, Edberg trailed *3:4 (0/30) vs Srejber [64]

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