stockholm91becker_edberg

Points won by each set: [ 23-34, 35-30, 13-27, 30-17, 32-20 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
34 % Becker – 49 of 143
24 % Edberg – 29 of 118

Very lopsided scoreline, the second of this type between them within 16 months! In the 2nd set Becker [2] already had a break point leading 4:2, in the last two sets he obtained the first breaks at 1:0; in the 5th set he lost a break advantage but broke the Swede [1] two more times to clinch the contest with a winner lob (his first attempt!) after 3 hours 16 minutes.

Becker’s route to his 31st title:
2 Omar Camporese 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
3 Goran Prpic 7-6(3), 6-1
Q Pete Sampras 7-5, 7-5
S Jim Courier 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4
W Stefan Edberg 3-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

# Becker saved a break point trailing 1:3 in the 2nd set of the second round vs Camporese;
there was 3-all in the 2nd set vs Courier when he won six straight games, so led with a double break in the decider

Comparison of their two five-set finals:
1990 Wimbledon: Edberg d. Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4… 2 hours 58 minutes… Total points: 137-123
1991 Stockholm: Becker d. Edberg 3-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2… 3 hours 17 minutes… Total points: 133-128

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