tokyo88becker_fitzgerald

tokyo88becker_fitzgerald

Stats without the first seven games of the 2nd set; number of aces, double faults & break points are correct for the entire contest.
Points won by each set: | 50-42, 27-25 |

In the 1st set Becker came back twice from a break down, then squandered multiple break points leading 4:3 and 5:4. In the 2nd set they held easily nine times, the only break occurred at 4-all. “It wasn’t feeling like a final,” said Becker [5], who has had injuries to both feet over the last six weeks. “It was different. That is nothing against John. He is a good player, but I was expecting to see Stefan. I think that is why, in the beginning, I was a bit slow to get started.” In the semifinals Fitzgerald [32] made a big upset beating 7-6(2), 6-0 Stefan Edberg. It was a strange match because Edberg led 5:3* in the opening set when there was a malfunction of the lights. The match was stopped for 44 minutes, and after the resumption Edberg completely lost his timing succumbing 4 out of 5 service games!

Becker’s route to his 17th title:
1 Robert Seguso 6-4, 6-3
2 Carl-Uwe Steeb 6-7(1), 6-1, 6-2
Q Eric Jelen 6-2, 6-1
S Richard Matuszewski 7-6(5), 6-1
W John Fitzgerald 7-6(4), 6-4

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