Strange, unusual match on a fast, carpet surface with 15 breaks of serve in just 31 games! McEnroe , who had served 21 aces in his two previous Dallas matches, delivered none against Mecir . The 23-year-old Czechoslovak said it was a struggle to maintain concentration during McEnroe’s debates with the officials. “It’s not nice to play in such an atmosphere,” said Mecir, “Sometimes it looks like he’s going to do it again, then he starts to play.” “He was doing things so intelligently that I couldn’t take advantage of anything,” McEnroe said. “He’s a tough guy to play.” At the beginning of the 3rd set, McEnroe got his second code violation which meant a point for Mecir. The American didn’t agree with Gerry Armstrong’s decision and threatened that he would leave the court… and he did it a few months later facing Mecir in the World Team Cup final in Dusseldorf, which ended up in a first of his two disqualifications (Richard Kauffmann umpired that match).
Mecir’s route to his 7th title:
Q Mats Wilander 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
S Andres Gomez 6-7(6), 7-6(11), 6-4, 6-2
W John McEnroe 6-0, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
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