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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 18-29, 37-42, 34-26, 39-33, 29-21 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    29 % Cash – 47 of 159
    27 % Pernfors – 41 of 149

    The final held on grass-courts at Kooyong – the venue of the Australian Open at the time.
    The first two sets were shocking because Pernfors had little experience on grass – he had just played one tournament on this surface before, reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon ’86, and he wasn’t a serve-and-volleyer. Cash needed almost two and a half sets to settle down on his serve – he faced break points in 8 out of his 11 initial service games! Afterwards only in 2 out of 12. The 21-year-old Cash for the second time in his career won a clincher in the Davis Cup final, twice against Sweden in fourth rubbers! “This is a fantastic feeling,” Cash said. ”In a way, this is my greatest moment in tennis. That’s the best comeback I’ve ever made. He just played amazing tennis in the first two sets. I gutted out the match better than I’ve ever done before.” It was very surprising that the Swedish captain Hans Olsson named Pernfors to play in the final instead of Mats Wilander…

    AUSTRALIA d. SWEDEN 3-2 (Kooyong, grass outdoors)
    Pat Cash (AUS) d. Stefan Edberg (SWE) 13-11, 13-11, 6-4 – 3 hours, 45 minutes
    Mikael Pernfors (SWE) d. Paul McNamee (AUS) 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
    Pat Cash / John Fitzgerald (AUS) d. Stefan Edberg / Anders Jarryd (SWE) 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
    Pat Cash (AUS) d. Mikael Pernfors (SWE) 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 – 3 hours, 27 minutes
    Stefan Edberg (SWE) d. Paul McNamee (AUS) 10-8, 6-4

    From left: McNamara, McNamee, Fraser (captain), Fitzgerald & Cash

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    Australia’s route to the title: New Zealand 4-1, Britain 4-1, USA 3-1, Sweden 3-2

    7 – Pat Cash
    2.5 – Paul McNamee
    2 – Peter McNamara
    1.5 – John Fitzgerald

    MultiStar‘s comment at previous pic:
    This was one of the best-played tennis matches I have ever seen! Pernfors played unbelievably well the first two sets, but Cash did not play poorly either. It was just that Cash could raise his level of playing in the sets 3, 4 and 5 to new heights and Pernfors played just a little bit worse than in the first two sets and this made the difference in the end.

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