paris92becker_forget

Points won by each set: [ 43-34, 29-17, 21-27, 28-22 ]
Points won directly behind the serve (the last three sets):
46 % Becker – 35 of 75 <111 serves in total>
36 % Forget – 25 of 69 <110 serves in total>

Stats without the first seven games (number of aces, double faults & break points are correct for the entire)…
The scoreline may be a bit misleading because it was a contest (# 2 hours 48 minutes) almost entirely dominated by big serves – among 39 service games there were only two short ‘deuce’ games. After very fast ten games, Forget withstood a break point at 5-all, and was two points away from clinching the set in the next game. The ensuing tie-break Becker won easily – it was a period when the German was dealing with tie-breaks displaying tremendous confidence (amazing 27-5 record within twelve months, 84%, counting tournaments in Antwerp ’91 & Hopman Cup ’92). Becker [9] won the first three games of the 2nd set not dropping a point. He also built a 3:0 advantage in the 4th set and fought off a break point at 5:3 with a powerful serve… The defending champion Forget [14] advanced to the final surviving two miracles: in the second round he beat Olivier Delaire 4-6 6-3 7-6(6) trailing 0:5 in the tie-break, and Stefan Edberg 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3 saving seven break points at 0:4 in the 2nd set! The Frenchman overcame seven match points combined in those two matches.

Becker’s route to his 35th title:
2 John McEnroe 6-4, 6-4
3 Brad Gilbert 6-2, 6-2
Q Jim Courier 7-6(5), 6-3
S Goran Ivanisevic 6-1, 6-2
W Guy Forget 7-6(3), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

# Three years before on the same court, Becker & Forget produced a three-set marathon; the West German won 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(3) after 3 hours 30 minutes in the second round!

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