Points won by each set: [ 43-37, 39-35 ]
Points won directly on serve:
35 % Becker – 28 of 78
22 % McEnroe – 17 of 76

Very long match with this scoreline – 2 hours 4 minutes it’s more like a 7-6 7-6 scoreline. “I make too many careless mistakes right now to beat him,” said McEnroe [4] about his fifth consecutive defeat to Becker [2], “I made unforced errors due to the pressure he puts on you, but you can’t allow yourself to do it. It’s unacceptable.” The West German withstood on serve a 0/40 deficit twice in the opener, in the 2nd set he made the vital break at 4-all with the help of amazingly hard hit backhand passing-shot cross-court – “It was probably the hardest shot I’ve ever hit. If John had been in the middle of the court there would have been a hole in him.”

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