Good serve-and-volley final with occasional baseline rallies behind the second serves. The 30-year-old McEnroe  was still able to produce his best tennis indoors, while his five years younger rival Hlasek  was enjoying the best period of his tennis life having won 37 out of 44 previous matches (32 indoors), being the hottest player on tour at the time – he managed to win so many matches within barely four months. The Swiss had three set points in the 2nd set – two serving at 5:3 (BH passing-shot, FH lob) and another one at 5:4 (he sent his BH pass long). “It’s a great feeling to have the people behind me,” McEnroe said after defeating the tournament favorite. “All my hard work is paying off, and I can feel myself getting better and better.” Hlasek & McEnroe were teamed up that week, and shortly after their singles final, they lost the doubles final to a German-Danish pair E.Jelen / M.Mortensen.
McEnroe’s route to his 73rd title:
1 Richard Matuszewski 7-6(2), 6-2
2 Christian Bergstrom 6-3, 6-2
Q Carl-Uwe Steeb 6-2, 6-2
S Jonas Svensson 6-3, 7-5
W Jakob Hlasek 6-3, 7-6(3)
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