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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 45-43, 37-39, 38-33 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    44 % Stich – 52 of 116… at 51% of 1st serve in
    32 % Edberg – 39 of 119… at 52% of 1st serve in

    # 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 [15] 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.

    # Comparison of two matches in Munich concluded with identical scorelines:
    1990 (QF): Sampras d. I’sevic 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 8-6… 2 hours 24 minutes… Total points: 118-113… Breaks: 2-1… 5 points away
    1992 (1R): Stich d. Edberg 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 8-6… 2 hours 40 minutes… Total points: 120-115… Breaks: 2-1… 4 points away

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