# For the second time in the tournament history players were caught at 6-all in the 3rd set, and in contrary to all other tournaments at the time (except Queens Club) they had to play in a two-game advantage format – just like two years before, the match of this type was concluded after identical scoreline. Stich  fought off a set point at *4:5 in the opener when he delivered a service winner and his forehand return at 4-all in the tie-break became crucial. In the no-deuce 2nd set Edberg was chasing all the time, easily holding as he faced ‘serving to stay in the match’ twice. The Swede led 4:1* (30-all) in the 3rd set when the German risked his 2nd serve. No-deuce in the decider too, at 6-all Stich got a decisive break hitting two great backhand returns. He had held twice at ‘love’ avoiding a defeat at 4:5 & 5:6. One year later they play on the same court in the semifinal which lasts actually the same, even though they play two sets more.
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