Points won by each set: | 32-26, 31-21 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
52 % Lendl – 28 of 53
36 % Becker – 21 of 57

“I’m playing so much better over all and so much differently than last Wimbledon,” said Lendl, who won $62,250 for the 74-minute victory (exactly the same lasted their previous meeting in Stuttgart #). “This easily was the best week I’ve had on grass, putting five matches together like this. Things have been going so well I can’t think about anything to complain about.” After many years struggling with adjusting himself to the grass courts, it seemed that Lendl collected all the right ingredients to feel comfortable out there in 1990. He triumphed at Queen’s Club not losing his serve in the entire tournament, easily defeating two out of three best grass-court players at the time. A potential first triumph at Wimbledon seemed probable more than ever, nevertheless the third of the best grass-court players in the 80s – Stefan Edberg – decomposed Lendl in the Wimbledon semifinal.

Lendl’s route to the 87th title:
2 Simon Youl 6-4, 6-2
3 Scott Davis 6-0, 6-3
Q David Pate 6-2, 6-4
S John McEnroe 6-2, 6-4
W Boris Becker 6-3, 6-2

# Comparison of their two one-sided finals of 1990:
Stuttgart: Becker d. Lendl 6-2, 6-2… 1 hour 14 minutes… Total points 64-40 (aces: 10-2)
Queens Club: Lendl d. Becker 6-3, 6-2… 1 hour 14 minutes… Total points 63-47 (aces: 12-5)

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