kb90agassi_edberg

Points won by each set: | 34-22, 31-24, 16-31, 33-21 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
16 % Agassi – 17 of 103
26 % Edberg – 29 of 109

The year 1990 featured launching a new series of big tennis events: Mercedes Super 9. Stefan Edberg [3] and Andre Agassi [8] co-created the first two finals (their final two weeks earlier was much more competitive)… After the Key Biscayne final 19-year-old Agassi said: ”I wanted it. This is the kind of tennis I played all week. I came here to give it everything I had. This year, I’m playing better than I ever have, and I just want to get better.” Edberg lost the first four games of the match having won 15 points (he lost all his service games in the opener despite 77% of the 1st serve in)! It was a time when Agassi had already established himself as an amazing baseline player, but he was serving slowly, actually trying to only deliver the ball to the opposite side of the net: in six matches he barely struck 4 aces!

Agassi’s route to his 10th title:
2 Kelly Jones 6-1, 6-2
3 Jan Gunnarsson 6-1, 6-3
4 Andres Gomez 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-3
Q Jim Courier 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
S Jay Berger 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
W Stefan Edberg 6-1, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2

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