rg93medvedev_edberg

Points won by each set: | 24-7, 35-37, 44-36, 35-29 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
21 % Medvedev – 24 of 110
20 % Edberg – 28 of 137

Two-day, bizarre match on Centre Court. Edberg [3] had won four consecutive matches against Medvedev [12], also on clay two months before, so he was a favourite, but the 19-year-old Ukrainian, playing his first major quarterfinal, dealt much better with heavy conditions. Edberg needed 20 minutes to play his first winner after dropping the initial seven games quickly! He trailed 2:4* and 4:5 in the 2nd set when the match was suspended due to rain, and again at 5-all. On the following day Edberg was playing much better than a day before, but the rainy bagel was crucial in the end. In the last two sets Edberg led 5:4* & 4:3* before losing three straight games. Medvedev’s lob was the key to his victory, but Edberg also contributed missing two overheads at 4-all from the positions he was usually hitting winners.

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