Points won by each set: [ 41-36, 34-27, 37-35 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
28 % Becker – 31 of 107
14 % Krickstein – 15 of 103
Shortly after US Open ’89 Krickstein had a 3-0 record vs Edberg, but 0-4 vs Becker, not even winning a set against the German. The explanation of it is quite simple: Edberg as a constant serve-and-volley player, suited to Krickstein’s game-style based on great passing-shots. With Becker  it was a different story because the German was a pure serve-and-volley player only on grass & indoors. On hard- and clay-courts he could apply different tactics depending on the opponents. On that day against Krickstein  he was wisely mixing up baseline game with unexpected attacks to the net, moreover he could always count on getting more cheap service points than Edberg. The long three-setter (2 hours 48 minutes) Becker controlled throughout from a break down in the opener (2:3).