Total points [ 38-42, 34-28, 32-27 ]
Points won directly on serve:
29 % Becker – 31 of 105
14 % Connors – 14 of 96

Becker [2] had beaten his 15 years older opponent on carpet, hard (both indoors) & clay; in London he confirmed his supremacy over the legend on grass – it was his toughest win over Connors. The American led 2:0* (40/15) and 3:1* (40/30) in the 2nd set, so basically converting one of those three break points should have given him the victory – in the 3rd game the ball was in play, in the 5th game Becker fought off the “virtual match point” with an ace. In the mid-3rd set there were five breaks in a row, and Becker snapped the streak holding at 5:4 with a volley-dive on match point. It’s quite interesting that when they faced each other for the first time, Becker won 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4 also with the significant help of a dive (at the baseline to produce a defensive lob!) – then it gave him a break/match point after squandering a 5:2* lead.

Becker’s route to his 12th title:
1 Peter Doohan 6-2, 6-4
2 Peter Fleming 6-4, 6-2
3 John Sadri 6-4, 6-4
Q David Pate 6-4, 7-6(5)
S Tim Mayotte 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
W Jimmy Connors 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-4

# Becker two points away from defeat in the semis (eight in the final)

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