rg89chang_edberg

Points won by each set: [ 31-18, 22-28, 28-33, 40-39, 42-30 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
8 % Chang – 15 of 173
20 % Edberg – 28 of 134

Average 1st serve speed: Edberg 97 mph (156 kph), Chang 77 mph (123 kph)… Edberg went to the net 156 times, Chang 49.
In the 4th set, Edberg wasted ten break points in three different games (!), including a mini-match point at 4-all (volley error). Chang became the youngest Grand Slam champion of the Open Era (17 years 3 months 7 days), but would never win a major title again! He served only six aces throughout the tournament… committed nine double faults in his seven matches that year in Paris.

Chang’s route to his 2nd title:
1 Eduardo Masso 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0, 6-3
2 Pete Sampras 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 (!)
3 Francesco Roig 6-0, 7-5, 6-3
4 Ivan Lendl 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Q Ronald Agenor 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(6)
S Andrei Chesnokov 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5
W Stefan Edberg 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

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1 Response to rg89chang_edberg

  1. Voo de Mar says:

    MultiStar’s comment in the previous version of the pic:

    Interesting note: I have read that Chang took 21 hours and 18 minutes to win the 1989 French championship! Against Edberg (final): 3 hours 41 minutes, vs. Chesnokov (semis): 4:05 h, vs. Agenor (quarters): 3:10 h, vs. Lendl (the famous 4th round…): 4:38 h, vs. Sampras (2nd round): 1:38 h. I am only missing the match times for 1st round against Masso and 3rd round vs. Roig…

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