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Points won by each set: [ 48-55, 27-28, 27-17 ]
Points won directly on serve:
21 % Edberg – 24 of 112
18 % Stich – 17 of 90

An unexpected clay-court final of two serve-and-volleyers, and Edberg’s biggest triumph on this surface. Due to bad weather, the officials decided to let play the final “the best of three” instead of “the best of five”, and the match was haled because of rain twice. The crucial moment came at 4-all (30-all) in the 2nd set when Edberg’s reflex BH-volley probably landed wide, no reaction from the linesman though, and Stich [5] played his forehand instead of stopping play and showing the mark – Edberg [2] responded with a lunging FH-volley, won the game and broke the German in the following game. After the second resumption at 1-all in the 3rd, Edberg won five straight games, but all of them with a two-point margin, Stich had game points when was broken.

Edberg’s route to his 35th title:
2 Jordi Arrese 6-3, 6-4
3 Francisco Clavet 6-3, 6-1
Q Omar Camporese 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-2
S Carlos Costa 7-5, 7-6(7)
W Michael Stich 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Edberg was three points away from losing to Camporese (earlier trailed 2:4 in the 2nd set)

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