Points won by each set: | 28-25, 33-34, 40-35, 33-38, 32-20 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
33 % McEnroe – 53 of 158
17 % Connors – 28 of 160
Their third meeting at majors of 1984 – in Paris & London, McEnroe  demolished his seven years older compatriot . In New York the progress was initially the same – BigMac led 4:1* (hit 4 aces in the 5th game), but at 4-all he trailed 0/30 when another ace helped him. In the 3rd set he came back from *1:3 (0/30) with the help of another big serves. The deciding break of the match came in the 2nd game of the final set; McEnroe held four times easily, the only problem (BP) he had leading 4:2. # McEnroe & Connors played against each other 34 official matches (20-14 Mac) including five 5-setters (3-2 Jimbo).