Points won by each set: [ 31-28, 23-32, 31-27, 34-28 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
34 % Lundgren – 43 of 126
43 % Cash – 47 of 108

They faced each other only twice, in a short period of time, and both meetings meant for Cash his two consecutive professional matches. The Australian [7] was a contemporary Wimbledon champion when he lost 4-6, 6-7 to Lundgren in the Montreal third round. Regardless of that defeat he was considered as one of the favorites to win the US Open, but in the first round he met his fresh tamer again. The Swede [47] proved to be better for the second time, after 2 hours 43 minutes with a past midnight conclusion. In all three sets lost, the passive Cash dropped his serves trailing 4:5; especially the break in the 4th set was very unexpected because Cash quickly built a 40/0 lead with three service winners. “I felt that I was in the match all the time right up until the last point,” said Cash “I should have won my service game when I was up 40-love at 4:5, but that’s been the situation the whole summer.” The unexpected victor, who went from No. 112 to No. 47 in three weeks, stated: “I played the same match as I did in Montreal. I was serving well, and I knew I had a chance to win the match if I played well.” The Wimbledon champion was eliminated in the first round of the US Open for the first time since 1971.

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