stockholm92ivanisevic_forget

stockholm92ivanisevic_forget

130-123 in total points…

Points won by each set: [ 37-33, 19-32, 46-43, 28-15 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
48 % Ivanisevic – 59 of 121
34 % Forget – 45 of 132

In a battle of two left-handers, five years younger – the best server of 1992 – Ivanisevic [7] proved to be a better version of – the best server of 1991 – Forget [12]. The Frenchman was two points away in both tie-break sets he lost, leading 5:4 (30-all) in the opener and *5:4 in the second tie-break – then he played two tentative points in a row from the baseline and Ivanisevic punished him with two powerful forehands. Even though Ivanisevic’s serve was absolutely magnificent, in the 2nd set Forget managed to get as many as 13 consecutive points, so he broke at ‘love’. The Croat finished the event with two consecutive aces; it was his third tournament of ’92 in which he displayed a service performance unseen before, following Stuttgart where he triumphed & Wimbledon where he lost in the final… A year before they faced each other on the same court in the third round, and Ivanisevic prevailed in two tie-breaks.

Ivanisevic’s route to his 6th title:
2 David Wheaton 6-4, 6-4
3 Magnus Gustafsson 7-6(2), 6-3
Q Boris Becker 7-5, 6-4
S Stefan Edberg 6-4, 7-6(8)
W Guy Forget 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2

* Ivanisevic hit 80 aces (13, 10, 14, 13, 30 respectively) and faced just one break point in five matches!

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