Points won by each set: [ 30-22, 29-21 ]
Points won directly on serve:
35 % Lendl – 19 of 53
26 % McEnroe – 13 of 49

The biggest clay-court event in the mid 80s behind the French Open. Clay wasn’t their best surface, but in the years 1984-85 they totally dominated the tour; in 1984 they met in the two biggest clay-court finals, and only one match separated them from the repeat a year later. Actually in 1985, Lendl won the Forest Hills final as easily as McEnroe had done it a year before (the same number of games – 18). “He played a good match.” McEnroe [1] said, “He seems to be more consistent on clay at this point.” “I’m definitely playing better now than I have in my career,” Lendl [2] said. “I’ve been working hard, and it’s coming a little early. I didn’t expect it for another six or nine months.” Two weeks later they face each other on clay again (World Team Cup in Dusseldorf), and Lendl wins 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 saving a match point in the tie-break (no breaks in the first two sets).

Lendl’s route to his 46th title:
1 Christo Steyn 7-5, 6-3
2 Ronald Agenor 6-2, 6-2
3 Victor Pecci 6-2, 6-1
Q Lawson Duncan 6-3, 6-3
S Aaron Krickstein 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
W John McEnroe 6-3, 6-3

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