iw90edberg_agassi

iw90edberg_agassi

Points won by each set: | 40-37, 37-41, 47-40, 42-42 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
24 % Edberg – 39 of 160
10 % Agassi – 17 of 166

In the 2nd set Agassi [8] already led 3:0* (40/15), then saved mini-SP at 5-all. He had his chances to win another two sets (two points away) as he led in the 3rd set: 6:5* (30-all) and in the 4th set 3:1 (BP), 5:3* & *5:4 (30/15). The Swedish [3] player struck 2 out of his 4 aces in the 4th set tie-break, tactical reminiscence of his ‘Masters ’89’ triumph. “I played a great tiebreaker in the third set, which helped things a little bit,” Edberg said. “It would have been tough to lose that third set. It was one of the best tiebreakers I’ve ever played. I really went for it.

Edberg’s route to his 23rd title:
2 Scott Davis 6-3, 6-2
3 Sergi Bruguera 6-0, 6-3
Q Jan Gunnarsson 6-2, 6-2
S Jim Courier 6-4, 6-1
W Andre Agassi 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(1), 7-6(6)

Comparison of two four-setters between Edberg and Agassi in 1990 finals:
Indian Wells: Edberg d. Agassi 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, 7-6… 3 hours 32 minutes… Total points: 166-160
Frankfurt: Agassi d. Edberg 5-7, 7-6, 7-5, 6-2… 3 hours 15 minutes… Total points: 158-151

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