queens89lendl.rensburg

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15 out of 29 games included to the stats (51%).
The 29 year-old Lendl [1] had destroyed Van Rensburg [35] in their two previous meetings, but the final at Queens Club took place on Van Rensburg’s favorite surface (grass) so it was quite balanced. The South African even had some outlook to win in straight sets as he had three break points in the opening game of the 2nd set. It was Lendl’s first title on grass! “This is a great trophy, there are a lot of great players names on it,” a smiling Lendl said as he held the cup aloft. “I’m very pleased, this gives me confidence for Wimbledon. But if I had to choose, I’d choose to win on grass in three weeks time (Wimbledon final).”

Lendl’s route to his 79th title:
2 Mark Kratzmann 6-2, 6-3
3 Eric Jelen 6-1, 6-3
Q Michael Stich 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
S Paul Annacone 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5
W Christo van Rensburg 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

* Lendl four points away from losing the semifinal at 4:5 in the 3rd set, then he broke Annacone the only time in the match in the penultimate game

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