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Points won by each set: [ 39-33, 31-19, 26-11 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
32 % Lendl – 20 of 62
15 % Mecir – 15 of 97

The final was eight minutes shorter than their second Grand Slam final in Melbourne three years later in which Mecir won six games too. # It was the first of their four finals, Lendl easily won three of them – one lost (Key Biscayne ’87). He [1] grabbed the last nine games of the UO final, it happened after Mecir held for 2:3 in the 2nd set serving his second serves harder than the first ones. The underdog [15] led 3:2 in the opener when Lendl began to dominate winning three straight games.

Lendl’s route to his 61st title:
1 Glenn Layendecker 6-3, 6-2, 6-0
2 Robert Seguso 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
3 Jonas Svensson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
4 Brad Gilbert 7-5, 6-1, 6-2
Q Henri Leconte 7-6(3), 6-1, 1-6, 6-1
S Sefan Edberg 7-6(6), 6-2, 6-3
W Miloslav Mecir 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

# Comparison of their three one-sided finals:
US Open 1985: Lendl d. Mecir 6-4, 6-2, 6-0… 1 hour 53 minutes… Total points: 96-63 (breaks: 7-1)
Hamburg 1987: Lendl d. Mecir 6-1, 6-3, 6-3… 2 hours 16 minutes… Total points: 100-71 (breaks: 8-2)
Aus Open 1989: Lendl d. Mecir 6-2, 6-2, 6-2… 2 hours 1 minute… Total points: 88-63 (breaks: 9-3)

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