stuttgart90becker_lendl

Points won by each set: [ 34-21, 30-19 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
43 % Becker – 26 of 60
20 % Lendl – 9 of 44

Quite shocking scoreline – 15th match between them and the first one so one-sided. Lendl [1] didn’t play badly, simply from 4:2* in the 1st set Becker [2] increased his level, showing perfect tennis to the end. “He was serving and volleying many times. I don’t understand why he did it,” Becker said. “But it felt very good to have won like that.” It was Becker’s fifth straight win over Lendl… their another meeting at Queens Club had similarly surprising progress, yet the reversal outcome.

Becker’s route to his 26th title:
1 Broderick Dyke 7-6(2), 6-4
2 Alexander Volkov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Q Miloslav Mecir 6-4, 6-2
S Jonas Svensson 7-5, 6-2
W Ivan Lendl 6-2, 6-2

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