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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Stats without the first five games (aces, double faults & break points are correct for the entire contest)

    Points won by each set: [ ?, 38-30, 42-36 ]

    The first meeting between the most gifted kids that appeared on the tennis scene in the 80s. Becker [6] was already established as a top player with two Wimbledon titles while the three years younger Agassi [17] on the rise, fresh after collecting his two maiden titles; that loss to Becker meant for Agassi snapping his 13-match winning streak. In the decider the teenager led 5:4* (15-all) having saved two mini match points, when a spectacular rally occurred, ended up with Agassi’s missed FH passing-shot. “That game will be a nightmare for the rest of my life,” exaggerated Agassi about a game at 5-all. “I was up 40/15, then at 40/30 I hit a forehand to the right side […] and maybe I thought about it too much, but I end up hitting it two feet long.” On the second break point in that game, Becker played his only backhand winner off Agassi’s first conservative serve… The West German squandered a 3:0* lead in the 1st set of that 2-hour 8-minute semifinal.

    The following year he’ll beat Agassi again being three points away from defeat.

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