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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-34, 24-18, 30-22, 37-39, 44-41 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    32 % Lendl – 50 of 155
    36 % Cash – 59 of 162

    Arguably the most exciting semifinal day in the Open Era. # There were two dramatic high-level matches on Super-Saturday (September 8, 1984), involving three best players in the world and a youngster from Australia, who seemed like an upcoming fourth best. They gave to the spectators a pleasure of watching for ~eight hours (even longer counting women’s final in the meantime). The players of contrasting styles: first a serve-and-volleyer (Cash) lost to Lendl [2] despite holding a match point on serve, then another serve-and-volleyer (McEnroe) survived in five before midnight against a double defending champion Connors in a match that required only one point more to play… These four guys composed also semifinal pairs at Wimbledon ’84, but in different configurations (McEnroe d. Cash, Connors d. Lendl). In the first semifinal, the 19-year-old Australian saved a match point at *4:5 in the 5th set and wasted on his own serve at 6:5 – Lendl (on the run) lobbed him using forehand to force an error! Cash [18] earlier led 30/0 in that game. The two tie-breaks: 5/7 and 7/4.

    # Super-Saturday at the US Open ’84:
    Lendl d. Pat Cash 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 7-6… 3 hours 39 minutes… Total points: 163-154 (317)
    McEnroe d. Connors 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3… 3 hours 46 minutes… Total points: 166-152 (318)

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