rg88wilander_leconte

Points won by each set: | 35-30, 27-14, 28-13 |
Points won directly on serve:
13 % Wilander – 10 of 73
16 % Leconte – 12 of 74

The final featured by [3] Wilander’s extraordinary percentage of first serves in: 71/73 (ninety-seven %)! He missed his only two serves trailing 1:3 in the opener and having a game point for a 3:0 lead in the 2nd set. Ultimately 11-2 in H2H between these two guys (9-2 after that final). When they’d met on the same court three years before, the Swede won 6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5 so the ’88 final was a huge disappointment. They had played in Paris also as junior, in the semifinal of ’81 – Wilander won 6-2, 6-3… Leconte’s [14] only Grand Slam final.

Wilander’s route to his 29th title:
1 Jozef Cihak 7-5, 7-5, 6-1
2 Francisco Yunis 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
3 Bobo Zivojinovic 6-2, 6-7(5), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
4 Ronald Agenor 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-3
Q Emilio Sanchez 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4
S Andre Agassi 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-0
W Henri Leconte 7-5, 6-2, 6-1

# Wilander trailed *2:5 in the decider against Zivojinovic and 2:5* in the 2nd set against Sanchez and saved 3 set points

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1 Response to rg88wilander_leconte

  1. Voo de Mar says:

    MultiStar’s comment from the previous version of this pic:

    This match also had another interesting element: the chair umpire…It was Jacques Dorfmann’s last time in the chair for the French final. I think he was in the chair for the men’s singles’ final maybe 20 consecutive years! But I could not verify this yet. At least he was also in the chair already for the 1974 final between Borg and Orantes (Borg won his first Roland Garros title in five sets aged 18). After Dorfmann a certain Bruno Rebeuh was in charge of the men’s singles`final for 9 consecutive years between 1989 and 1998. I don ‘t know if you are very interested in this “chair umpire stuff”. I think this is in fact not very important, but nice to know!

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