kb96boetsch.edberg

kb96boetsch.edberg

Points won by each set: [ 25-33, 36-37, 28-16 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
22 % Boetsch – 22 of 98
28 % Edberg – 22 of 77

Key Biscayne ’96 marked Boetsch’s best result in Masters 1000 events (‘Mercedes Super 9’ at the time). He advanced to his lone semifinal at that level, before doing that he had overcome three players in a row despite negative H2H records against them: Washington (0-4), Edberg (0-10) & Courier (1-3)… After 50 minutes of the fourth round encounter, snapping 10-match losing streak against Edberg seemed very unlikely. Boetsch [17] lost six straight games, trailed 0:2* (30-all) in the 2nd set when he played an excellent backhand pass which turned the tables, however, he was forced to save break points in his last three service games of the set. The decider became a formality as a tired Edberg [52] played that lousy type of tennis which caused his decision to retire in 1996.

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