longisland90edberg_ivanisevic

Points won by each set: [ 44-42, 34-23 ]
Points won directly on serve:
39 % Edberg – 30 of 76
32 % Ivanisevic – 22 of 67

In the 21st Century the ATP events with a 28-draw are normal, but in the 90s, an event like this at Long Island, was not typical. Edberg [1] took advantage of not playing the first round, he was fresh and easily won his third straight title on the American soil. In the 1st set of the final, the 19-year-old Ivanisevic [15] was optically better, he forced Edberg to hold thrice from deuces, including a game with a 5:4* (30/0) lead while winning his own games without any trouble, but lost the tie-break and his serve for the only time at the beginning of the 2nd set… Edberg had four break points leading 4:1.

Edberg’s route to his 27th title:
2 David Wheaton 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Q Jonas Svensson 6-4, 6-2
S John McEnroe 6-1, 6-4
W Goran Ivanisevic 7-6(3), 6-3

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