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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 49-47, 39-28, 41-37 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    37 % Wheaton – 46 of 123
    22 % Chang – 27 of 118

    A 2-million dollar final, and what’s untypical in terms of duration, Wheaton [17] wins back-to-back three-setters after three hours each. Long games it was the key to his success: in the 1st set he held his first two games after 6 deuces each (saved 2 & 6 break points respectively), in the 2nd set he broke for the second time after 6 deuces, in the 3rd set he broke twice after 2-deuce games and won a game on serve to lead 3:1 after 4 deuces. Chang [15] was fighting like always, he trailed 1:4* in 3rd, then had a double break point to level at 4 games apiece, saved a double match point at 3:5, but in the 10th game the 22-year-old Wheaton didn’t choke, very convincingly winning the game with an ace on his third match point. Wheaton, who had $960,000 in career earnings, doubled his official prize money. “I’ve been through the Michael Chang comeback syndrome,” he said referring to their exhibition ’90 match. “At a tournament in Hong Kong I was up, 5:0, and lost, 6-7, 1-6. I hope the money won’t change me. I’ve been brought up with a certain set of values and ethics. I don’t think I’m going to change. I’m not a materialistic person. ”

    Wheaton’s route to his 2nd title:
    1 Paul Haarhuis 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
    Q Todd Woodbridge 6-4, 7-6(6)
    S Michael Stich 7-6(6), 7-6(6), 7-6(3)
    W Michael Chang 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

    Reversal luck for Wheaton: two years earlier he had lost ‘6-7’ five consecutive sets, in Munich he won four consecutive sets ‘7-6’ (being 1 point away from losing three of them), then a very long ‘7-5’ set, but he wasn’t close to lose it (six points away), already serving at 5:4

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