Points won by each set: | 44-52, 44-45, 32-22, 34-36 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
35 % McEnroe – 61 of 172
27 % Lendl – 37 of 137
The match lasted 3 hours 54 minutes… McEnroe  was *1:4, 5:6 (0/30) in the 2nd set (also 3:5* in the tie-break) and saved five break points in his last three service games of the match. At 4-all in the 4th set, Lendl , having squandered a triple mini-set point, exploded – he called a lineswoman “[…] stupid lady!” – got a point penalty for that. He couldn’t agree with Gerry Armstrong’s decision, refused to play & he was penalised for the delay again – lost the 9th game in the consequence. Lendl had received a game-penalty also a day before during his marathon win over Jakob Hlasek. It was 15th and McEnroe’s ultimate victory over Lendl. The Czech player won their last six meetings, preventing Big Mac from entering event a tie-break!