rome85noah_mecir

Points won by each set: [ 32-24, 20-27, 34-25, 48-45 ]
Points won directly on serve:
28 % Noah – 33 of 116
8 % Mecir – 12 of 139

After the biggest title of his career (French Open ’83), Noah waited almost two years for another crown which turned to be his second biggest six years later as he quit. The Frenchman [23] was in a great form advancing to the final where he met for the first time Mecir, who was a revelation of the season, jumping from No. 60 to 16 within five months. After 3-hour match of interesting, complex rallies, Noah survived serving an ace at 5:6 (30-all) in the 4th set to avoid a decider. They will play only one more full match, and it will also be at the prestigious event (Indian Wells), so using today’s terminology, they played against each other two Masters 1K finals #

Noah’s route to his 15th title:
1 Florin Segarceanu 6-3, 6-2
2 Ricki Osterthun 6-4, 7-5
3 Anders Jarryd 6-1, 7-5
Q Jose-Luis Clerc 6-1, 7-5
S Boris Becker 6-3, 6-3
W Miloslav Mecir 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(4)

# Comparison of their two ‘Masters 1K’ finals:
Rome ’85 (F): Noah d. Mecir 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(4)… 3 hours 4 minutes… Total points: 134-121
IW ’89 (F): Mecir d. Noah 3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3… 2 hours 39 minutes… Total points: 134-120

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