uo87connors_leconte

uo87connors_leconte

Points won by each set: [ 36-45, 36-29, 31-23, 34-21 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
23 % Connors – 32 of 135
37 % Leconte – 45 of 120

Almost 3-hour duel between two left-handed players of quite contrasting game-styles. It was a time when Leconte [13] enjoyed the best period in his career (1986-88) while the 11 years older Connors [6] couldn’t win another title already for three years. It seemed that Leconte would finally beat Connors on sixth attempt after grabbing the no-break-of-serve opener in the tie-break 7/0, but the veteran showed how important is psychological edge over a youngster, who was beaten a couple of times. Even though Leconte was serving well overall, he couldn’t save the crucial break points (five service games lost at ‘love’) as opposed to Connors, who saved them with the help of his rock solid ground-strokes… Their last meeting.

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