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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 41-32, 24-6, 36-23 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    43 % Becker – 22 of 51
    22 % Edberg – 25 of 111

    That Stockholm Open final at the Globe Arena, belongs to the most one-sided matches between two best players in the world (lasted 1 hour 49 minutes). In my opinion Edberg [1] was more abysmal than Becker amazing. The Swede missed several easy volleys, his stronger backhand side actually nonexistent, whereas Becker [2] delivered his standard, rock-solid indoor performance. The German won nine straight games in the middle of the match, including 17 consecutive points (!) – Edberg trailing *0:4 (30/15) in the 2nd set, committed three successive double faults… Becker won the title in impressive style, on the fast indoor surface no-one managed to win five games in a set against him, even great servers like Ivanisevic & Sampras (both teenagers at the time though).

    Becker’s route to his 29th title:
    2 Darren Cahill 6-2, 6-0
    3 Richey Reneberg 6-4, 6-3
    Q Goran Ivanisevic 6-4, 6-2
    S Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4
    W Stefan Edberg 6-4, 6-0, 6-3

    In the following week they met in the final of Paris-Bercy

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