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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 42-49, 25-5, 55-51, 38-37 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    18 % Lendl – 29 of 160
    22 % Wilander – 32 of 142

    In the 1st set Wilander saved set point at *6:7 (tie-break); he squandered a double set point leading 6:5* (40/15) in the 3rd set (the Swede in that set came back thrice from a break down). The only break of serve in the 4th set occurred in the last game of the championships. The match lasted 4 hours 47 minutes – it will be the longest 4-set match of the Open era until Roland Garros ’06 when Rafael Nadal defeats Paul-Henri Mathieu 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 after 4 hours 53 minutes.

    Lendl’s route to his 67th title:
    1 Barry Moir 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
    2 Jean-Philippe Fleurian 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
    3 Jim Pugh 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
    4 Anders Jarryd 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-4
    Q John McEnroe 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
    S Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
    W Mats Wilander 6-7(7), 6-0, 7-6(4), 6-4

    Lendl got to the final not dropping a set, demolishing in back-to-back matches the legends of the tournament (McEnroe & Connors)… He became the first man since 1969 to reach all four major semifinals within a calendar-year.

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