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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: [ 24-32, 75-68, 34-28, 23-31, 29-16 ]
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    15 % Wilander – 27 of 178
    24 % Noah – 45 of 181

    I’m not sure, but this is probably the longest match in history (4 hours 57 minutes) with ‘6-0’ in the decider… The first game of that rubber was the longest (11 minutes, 5 deuces). Despite the match was played on a slow clay (rainy day; suspended at 4-all in the 2nd set on Friday & concluded on Saturday), there was only one break in the two-hour 2nd set, and not many chances in all games preceding! The Swede [2] was holding for a long time with ease, then with difficulty, and as it happens quite often when he was finally broken (leading *2:1 in the 4th set) after 19 consecutive holds – he lost his serve three times in a row. Noah [9] paid the price for much more running through four hours, indicated some pain in his left hip, and the level of his play significantly dropped in the decider. Wilander was like a 5-set machine at the time… Their 12th and last meeting, Wilander edged 7-5.

    Bastad (clay): SWEDEN d. FRANCE 4-1 (semifinal), July 22-24
    Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Yannick Noah (FRA) 2-6, 13-11, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
    Stefan Edberg (SWE) d. Henri Leconte (FRA) 6-4, 6-4, 8-10, 3-6, 6-4
    Guy Forget/Henri Leconte (FRA) d. Anders Jarryd/Mats Wilander (SWE) 4-6, 9-7, 6-2, 6-2
    Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Henri Leconte (FRA) 6-1, 6-1, 7-5
    Kent Carlsson (SWE) d. Thierry Tulasne (FRA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

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