dc82mcenroe_wilander

dc82mcenroe_wilander

Total points: | 52-44, 30-15, 99-109, 22-34, 47-47 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
32 % McEnroe – 77 of 240
16 % Wilander – 42 of 259

11th July 1982, more than 17.000 spectators and the deciding 79-game rubber of the tie between USA & Sweden that lasted 6 hours and 22 minutes – the longest match in history for 22 years (until Santoro d. Clement, Roland Garros 2004) and the longest in the Davis Cup until 2015 (Leo Mayer d. Joao Souza)…
McEnroe led 4:2* (40/30) in the 3rd set, wasted 8 mini-match points in total in four different games (the extreme set lasted 2:39 hrs!); at *7:8 (15/0) he won a 51-stroke rally with a smash! The 18-year-old Wilander missed just two serves between 8-all (deuce) and the end of the match! In the 1st set McEnroe trailed *1:4 and 4:5 (15/30), in the decider he was six points away from defeat serving at 5-all & 6-all.
Two years later they meet in the Davis Cup final – a dead rubber – and the American wins 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 after 1:58 hrs wasting 3 match points in the 3rd set; shorter match than their amazing 3rd set in St. Louis which lasted 2 hours 39 minutes.

Quarter-final: USA d. SWEDEN 3-2 in St. Louis, USA: Carpet (Indoor)
John McEnroe (USA) d. Anders Jarryd (SWE) 10-8, 6-3, 6-3
Mats Wilander (SWE) d. Eliot Telltscher (USA) 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 3-6, 6-0
John McEnroe/Peter Fleming (USA) d. Anders Jarryd/Hans Simonsson (SWE) 6-4, 6-3, 6-0
Anders Jarryd (SWE) d. Brian Gottfried (USA) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
John McEnroe (USA) d. Mats Wilander (SWE) 9-7, 6-2, 15-17, 3-6, 9-7

McEnroe’s at least 4-hour matches (14-7):
1982 St. Louis (DC): 6 hours 22 minutes – Wilander 9-7, 6-2, 15-17, 3-6, 8-6 [ carpet ]
1987 Hartford (DC): 6 hours 21 minutes – Becker 6-4, 13-15, 10-8, 2-6, 2-6 [ carpet ]
1980 B.Aires (DC): 6 hours 0 minutes – Clerc 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 11-13 [ clay ]
1980 B.Aires (DC): 5 hours 5 minutes – Vilas 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6 [ clay ]
1992 Aussie Open: 4 hours 42 minutes – E.Sanchez 7-5, 7-6, 4-6, 2-6, 8-6 [ hard ]
1982 Dallas: 4 hours 40 minutes – Scanlon 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 [ carpet ]
1982 Grenoble: 4 hours 38 minutes – Noah 12-10, 1-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 [ clay-indoors ]
1983 Dallas: 4 hours 35 minutes – Lendl 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 [ carpet ]
1990 Basel: 4 hours 30 minutes – Ivanisevic 6-7, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 [ carpet ]
1983 B.Aires (DC): 4 hours 20 minutes – Clerc 4-6, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, 5-7 [ clay ]
1983 French Open: 4 hours 20 minutes – Testerman 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 [ clay ]
1990 US Open: 4 hours 20 minutes – E.Sanchez 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 [ hard ]
1980 French Open: 4 hours 18 minutes – McNamee 6-7, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7 [ clay ]
1980 US Open: 4 hours 16 minutes – Connors 6-4, 5-7, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 [ hard ]
1982 Wimbledon: 4 hours 14 minutes – Connors 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 4-6 [ grass ]
1980 US Open: 4 hours 13 minutes – Borg 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4 [ hard ]
1992 Wimbledon: 4 hours 9 minutes – Cash 6-7, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 [ grass ]
1984 French Open: 4 hours 8 minutes – Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 5-7 [ clay ]
1981 Cincy (DC): 4 hours 8 minutes – Clerc 7-5, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 [ carpet ]
1988 B.Aires (DC): 4 hours 0 minutes – Perez-Roldan 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 [ clay ]
1987 US Open: 4 hours 0 minutes – Zivojinovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 [ hard ]

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