Points won by each set: [ 26-33, 36-29, 39-41 ]
Points won directly on serve:
38 % Becker – 40 of 104
48 % McEnroe – 48 of 100

The young Becker [3] was incredible. Two days after defeating Kevin Curren 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 escaping from a 1:5 deficit in the deciding tie-break, he erased a *2:5 (the longest rally – 18 strokes) and 3:6* deficits in the deciding tie-break against McEnroe! On the first match point BigMac [7] committed a double fault, then he made a volley error (close call). The third match point was fought off by Beecker with an ace. McEnroe had his fourth match point at 8:7 – another huge Becker’s serve solved the problem though. It was their third meeting following McEnroe’s two 1985 wins, 6-4 6-3 (Milan) and 6-3 6-4 (Antwerp), and another similar scoreline hung in the air as Becker faced a double break point at 2-all in the 2nd set – the second break point he saved with a great action at the net.

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