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Points won by each set: [ 47-38, 25-30, 46-42 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
26 % Edberg – 31 of 116
16 % Agassi – 19 of 112

It’s quite remarkable that Agassi needed 71 main level tournaments to play his first match concluded with a deciding tie-break! The 20-year-old American [4] lost a dramatic encounter, but avenged it in the final. In the opening set Edberg needed as many as 10 set points (!): first he squandered 5 opportunities serving at 5:4, then Agassi cut from 0:6* to 4:6 in the tie-break – he smiled then, and sent his backhand long trying to pass the Swede. The first set featured six breaks of serve, but for the next hour Agassi was holding quite firmly. It seemed that he’d win it having a break point at 2:0 in the 3rd set, but Edberg [1] won his only game facing break point, and broke back at 2:3. In the deciding tie-break Agassi missed by a few centimetres his backhand down the line leading *4:2, and Edberg got four consecutive points. The American saved the first match point, on the second one the best player in the world showed decisive mood at the net to finish it 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(5).

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