iw95edberg_muster

Points won by each set: [ 19-30, 33-29, 24-12 ]
Points won directly on serve:
28 % Edberg – 21 of 75
12 % Muster – 9 of 72

Muster never defeated Edberg in their ten pro meetings; looking in retrospect the best opportunity occurred at Indian Wells even though point-wise the Austrian was twice closer. ‘1995’ it marked a year when Muster was playing unbelievable tennis while Edberg notched a downhill which contributed to his decision to finish career the following year, but in that quarter-final they were equal in ranking [Edberg 16, Muster 18]. It was very strange match, Edberg was poorly playing for an hour, heavy breathing; his 2-6 3-6 defeat seemed inevitable, and all of a sudden he delivered his best tennis in the last thirty minutes! In the 2nd set Muster led 40/15 at 1:0 & 2:1 – the first of those four break points was the most important – Edberg attacked the net behind his second serve and displayed great reflex-volley. The Swede collected seven straight games from *3:4 and won the last seven points of that bizarre contest. A few weeks later Edberg easily beats Muster in a dead rubber of the Davis Cup quarter-final.

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