hamburg92edberg_costa

hamburg92edberg_costa

Stats without the first five games; number of aces, double faults & break points are correct for the entire match.
Points won by each set: | 43-38, 47-43 |

Even though Edberg [2] was the best player in the world of years 1991-92, he wasn’t a clear favorite against a much less experienced Costa [21]. Edberg began his clay-court season at the German Open while Costa entered the semifinal with a 20-2 record on that surface! The Spaniard was a new sensation on men’s circuit and for two hours his win over Edberg was possible. The Swede served once to stay in the opener, and twice in the 2nd set. In the 10th game of the 2nd set started to rain, and Edberg saved a set point forcing Costa’s forehand error. The rain-delay lasted 50 minutes, after the resumption Edberg held for 5-all. A few games later in the tie-break Costa led *5:2, then squandered another set point as Edberg showed great reflex at the net trailing 6:7… Their first & only meeting.

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