It’s a very rare occurrence that one player has beaten the other one twice trailing two-sets-to-love. Something like that happened between Chang & Lendl. Only two years after their memorable match in the fourth round at Roland Garros (Chang won 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 in 4:37 hrs), the American managed once again to beat the best player of the 80s despite losing convincingly the opening two sets. In the Bavarian capital, in contrary to Paris ’89, Lendl found himself within a few points of winning each set he lost:
– 8 points away at 4-all in the 3rd set
– 3 points away at 4:3* in the 4th set tie-break (earlier squandered break points in Chang’s two service games)
– 1 point away at 6:5* in the decider (earlier led *3:1, deuce)… Chang saved MP with a backhand passing-shot
“I was in a great position. I had no pressure,” the 19-year-old Chang  said. “I was two sets down and a match point against me. I don’t have any expectations. I just think I wanted to go out there and play a good match. I was happy the way everything went.” The 12 years older Lendl , who produced twice as many winners as Chang, said. “A lot of players get discouraged at being two sets down. I don’t think he gets as discouraged as others at that stage.” After the match Chang had an impressive 10-2 record in five-setters, six times trailing 0-2 in sets; amazing that he won’t win another match in that style in the following 12 years of his career!
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