uo82_connors_lendl

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 33-24, 33-21, 40-42, 29-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    17 % Connors – 21 of 119
    25 % Lendl – 32 of 128

    When they’d met three weeks before, in the Cincinnati semifinal, Lendl stunned Connors 6-1, 6-1! In the 3rd set of the US Open ’82 final, Connors led 3:1* (30/0), then squandered two mini-match points at 4-all.

    Connors’ route to his 96th title:
    1 Jeff Borowiak 7-6(5), 6-2, 6-3
    2 Hank Pfister 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
    3 Jimmy Arias 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
    4 Ilie Nastase 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
    Q Rodney Harmon 6-1, 6-3, 6-4
    S Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
    W Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

    # Comparison of their two US Open finals in succession:
    1982: Connors d. Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4… 3 hours 9 minutes… 37 games… Total points: 135-112 (247)
    1983: Connors d. Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0… 3 hours 3 minutes… 40 games… Total points: 144-126 (270)

    Connors: 1st % in – 76/118 (64 %) and 88/118 (74 %); points at the net – 41/66 (62 %) and 21/38 (55 %)
    Lendl: 1st % in – 70/129 (54 %) and 72/152 (47 %); points at the net – 8/17 (47 %) and 10/18 (55 %)

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