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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 19-30, 29-18, 34-27, 31-22 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    35 % Annacone – 38 of 106
    26 % McEnroe – 28 of 104

    In his previous nine US Open appearances, McEnroe [9] always reached at least the fourth round (triumphed four times), so from this perspective his first round departure it was a shocker, but in 1986 he came back after a 7-month break and it was just his third main-level event since the return. Such a match on day 1 of the event almost couldn’t have happened: Annacone [20] was a sensation of 1985, a Top 10 contender, but the following year he was gradually losing his ranking and quite unexpectedly he wasn’t seeded in New York. Two factors contributed to the bizarre scoreline: Annacone’s phenomenal service performance & McEnroe’s sloppy S&V game-style – the 3rd game of the 3rd set was the most telling when Big Mac lost three consecutive points to be broken, hitting overheads in each point.

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