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Points won by each set: | 34-27, 35-26 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
9 % Connors – 6 of 64
22 % McEnroe – 13 of 58

The 33rd and next to last meeting between the American veterans. Quite one-sided scoreline, but in both sets the 30-year-old McEnroe [4] squandered break points in two consecutive games when everything seemed to be open. “I don’t think I can play any better than that. It’s something you dream about,” said the 37-year-old Connors [14], who won this event in 1988 too. “To go out and hit the ball that well for two hours is pretty good.” “I think I started tentative, but Jimmy played unbelievable the way he was hitting winners,” McEnroe said. “I didn’t feel I was playing that badly. I can’t remember the last time he played that well. I would have liked to see him play Boris Becker today.” Connors’ last win over McEnroe, twelve years after their first meeting (then the same score off the first two sets of a four-setter).

Connors’ route to his 108th title:
1 Johan Carlsson 6-0, 6-1
2 Udo Riglewski 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(4)
Q Jerome Potier 6-3, 6-1
S Andrei Chesnokov 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
W John McEnroe 6-3, 6-3

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