11 out of 17 games included to the stats (64%).

Jose Luis Clerc [5] found unbelievable form during Summer ’81 in the United States. He unexpectedly lost to Paul Kronk of Australia in the third round at Wimbledon, and afterwards he won 28 matches in a row, including 25 on clay (titles in Boston, Washington, North Conway, Indianapolis)! In North Conway final he defeated his countryman Vilas [4] easier than in the Washington final seven days before – Clerc won 7-5, 6-2. “I play like a machine” stated the 23-year-old Clerc, for whom it was 18th win within three weeks! He will win another title the following week as well.

Clerc’s route to his 15th title:
1 Pascal Portes 7-6(2), 6-2
2 Glen Holroyd 6-4, 6-2
3 Mel Purcell 6-2, 6-2
Q Eddie Dibbs 7-6(6), 6-1
S Ivan Lendl 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4
W Guillermo Vilas 6-3, 6-2

# Clerc had the toughest match in his famous streak on American clay in 1981, against Lendl in the semifinal. It lasted 2 hours 26 minutes, Clerc fired 22 aces! Clerc wore Lendl down again eight days later in the Indianapolis final 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 after 2 hours, building a comfortable *5:2 lead in the 2nd set.

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