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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 32-27, 41-42, 55-48 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    43 % Larsson – 51 of 118… at 69% of 1st serve in
    22 % Edberg – 29 of 127… at 46% of 1st serve in

    Just three days after winning the Davis Cup for Sweden in Moscow, Larsson [19] and Edberg [7] faced each other in Munich. # Actually very similar story to 1992 when Stich defeated Edberg after very tight match and went to win the title. Larsson defeated his older compatriot after very similar match and unexpectedly claimed the title three matches later. In the 2nd set tie-break Larsson had a match point at 6:5 – Edberg fought it off with an ace, his second in the tie-break. Larsson led *3:1 in the decider when Edberg got his only break. At 5-all, Larsson was 15/40 – with an ace & service winner he saved the double mini-match point, on the third occasion for Edberg, Larsson decided to play his only S/V action, and he did it behind the second serve! At 6:5 he wasted another match point, but at 6:5 on the third match point he played his best (curved) passing-shot of the match with the forehand on the run.

    # Comparison of two similar 1R matches lost by Edberg in Munich:
    1992: Stich d. Edberg 7-6(4), 6-7(4), 8-6… 2 hours 40 minutes… Total points: 120-115… 4 points away
    1994: Larsson d. Edberg 6-4, 6-7(7), 8-6… 2 hours 20 minutes… Total points: 128-117… 5 points away

    Edberg, one of the best indoor players of all times, played his last match at CGSC vs Larsson and finished with a poor 2-4 record (1R in 1990, ’92 & ’94; semifinal ’93)… he withdrew from the ’91 and ’96 editions, didn’t qualify in 1995… he also lost a dramatic match in 1990 being in terrific form… 4-6, 6-4, 5-7 to Chang, leading 5:3* in the decider (three points away)

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