Points won by each set: | 35-25, 30-21, 43-36 |
Points won directly on serve:
13 % Lendl – 13 of 94
3 % Wilander – 3 of 96
Just like two years before on the same court, in the first two sets they were engaged in plenty of punishing rallies (the longest – 65 strokes), but the huge difference was Lendl’s forehand; in 1984 it was much more powerful shot allowing him to get more cheap points. Lendl  didn’t make the same mistake as two years before when he was trying to close the set out. In the 3rd set Wilander  led 4:2 & 5:4*, but lost ten points in a row then. Lendl converted his fourth match point after 2 hours 46 minutes. Strange match overall, more games were won by receivers (18) than by the servers (12); that semifinal was begun with seven consecutive breaks of serve.