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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 34-24, 12-27, 30-21 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    32 % Edberg – 21 of 64
    36 % Rostagno – 31 of 84

    Rostagno [22] won one title in his career (New Haven ’90), but perhaps he considers Tokyo as a week of his tennis life. He was relatively close to make something unprecedented, defeating three best players of the turn of the 80s/90s within three days! After 2-1 over Becker and 2-0 over Lendl, he had a game point for 3-all in the final against Edberg [1], serving exceptionally well on fast carpet surface since his last service game of the opener. Edberg managed to take the last four games and showed emotions after the match point, so he probably felt that winning the final would be very difficult against the on-fire opponent. “I made a couple of errors on volleys that cost me the match,” Rostagno said. In 1991, Edberg won two titles in the Japanese capital, earlier that year he triumphed outdoors.

    Edberg’s route to his 33rd title:
    2 David Pate 6-2, 6-4
    3 Frederic Fontang 6-2, 7-5
    Q Michael Chang 6-2, 6-2
    S Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-5
    W Derrick Rostagno 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

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