lyon89mcenroe_hlasek

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-25, 47-42 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    32 % McEnroe – 25 of 77
    35 % Hlasek – 24 of 68

    Good serve-and-volley final with occasional baseline rallies behind the second serves. The 30-year-old McEnroe [8] was still able to produce his best tennis indoors, while his five years younger rival Hlasek [9] 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)

    McEnroe won 27 of his 77 titles not dropping a set, it Lyon it happened for the last time

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