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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Stats of the 2nd set (58%) but number of aces, double faults & break points valid for the entire match.

    Points won by each set: | 28-16, 47-42 |
    Points won directly behind the serve in the 2nd set:
    39 % Edberg – 21 of 53
    25 % Hirszon – 9 of 35

    The 29-year-old Edberg [17] raised a trophy for the last time in his beautiful career in May ’95… however it wasn’t a singles title but a World Team Cup trophy – he managed to triumph in Düsseldorf for a record third time (1988, 91 & 95, every time being accompanied by different team-mates). In the final he opened a lead for Sweden defeating Hirszon [280] – the weakest participant in finals of the 34-year-old tournament history (he never advanced even to Top 200; in doubles advanced to Top 100). Edberg held at 0:1 in the 2nd set after 10 deuces saving eight break points. It was his 18th singles victory in Düsseldorf – no-one won more matches in singles… The Croats made the biggest surprise in WTC history advancing to the final, and the 23-year-old Hirszon contributed to that result – in the last match of the “red group” he delivered performance of his life stunning Andrei Chesnokov 4-6 7-6(4) 6-2, trailing 1:5 in the 2nd set to save four match points in the process!! Thanks to that upset Croatia beat Russia 2-1 – both teams had two victories (both the Netherlands & Spain one), so that match between them decided. En route to the title the Swedes (Edberg, Larsson, Apell, Bjorkman) beat respectively: Australia 3-0, USA 3-0, Germany 2-1, Croatia 2-1.
    The last four games of the SWE-CRO doubles on YT

    Stefan Edberg – Sasa Hirszon 6-1, 6-4
    Magnus Larsson – Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 4-6
    Jonas Björkman/Stefan Edberg – Goran Ivanisevic/Sasha Hirszon 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

    The doubles lasted 1 hour 37 minutes (in two previous final victories for Sweden at the World Team Cup, Edberg in doubles was teamed up with Jarryd & Gustafsson)

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