rg81lendl_mcenroe

rg81lendl_mcenroe

(78%) 25 out of 32 games included to the stats (the number of breaks valid for the entire match). Service stats below for the first two sets.
Points won by each set: | 32-27, 30-22, … |
Points won directly behind the serve:
15 % Lendl – 21 of 59
28 % McEnroe – 22 of 52

The first out of Lendl’s 25 official wins over McEnroe, in their third meeting. Despite the heavy conditions, the 22-year-old American [3] began the contest in great shape, serving two aces in the opening game, and holding four times easily. He led 4:3* (40/30) when he made a huge volley mistake and it turned the tables – Lendl [5] took 7 of the next 8 games. McEnroe led 3:2 in the 3rd set when the persistent rain was too heavy to continue. They came back on the court the following day, Big Mac got the first two games to build a 5:2* advantage, but since then his focus evaporated again which allowed Lendl to get 20 out of the 24 last points (McEnroe was two points away from the set at 5:4, 30-all).

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