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Points won by each set: | 39-32, 22-32, 51-43, 46-37 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
14 % Mancini – 18 of 122
26 % Becker – 48 of 180

In the 3rd set, Becker [3] led with a break of serve thrice, then serving at 5:6 he saved two set points: 46 & 12-stroke rallies respectively! He also led 5:2* in the 4th set. Two years later, Becker loses another Monte Carlo final in four sets being relatively close to win each of the lost sets (to Sergi Bruguera). The 19-year-old Argentinian was 31st in the world at the time: “To beat Wilander and Becker on centre court in Monte Carlo… it’s like a dream. I’m very happy.” A couple of weeks later he triumphs in Rome to become a main favorite to win the French Open!

Mancini’s route to his 2nd title:
2 Francesco Cancellotti 6-4, 6-4
3 Carl Limberger 6-1, 6-3
Q Carl-Uwe Steeb 6-3, 6-3
S Mats Wilander 6-0, 6-3
W Boris Becker 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(4), 7-5

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