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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 32-21, 30-20, 38-28 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    25 % Edberg – 18 of 70
    22 % Sanchez – 22 of 99

    Since 2-all in the opener Edberg’s [2] advantage was quite overwhelming. The Swede led *4:0 (40/15) in the 3rd set when he lost his focus and Sanchez [49] made the things quite competitive in the last 20 minutes of the match (he saved a match point at 2:5 with a “point of the match”). Sanchez’s advancement to the quarterfinals was unexpected, especially the style because he didn’t drop even a set. Five years later he advances to the US Open quarterfinal again, and equals achievement of his three years older & much more accomplished brother Emilio, who also played two major quarterfinals (both in 1988, Paris & New York).

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    The Edberg-J.Sanchez H2H was finished at 6-0 for the Swede, but twice he barely escaped from loss prevailing after the same scoreline (2-6, 7-6, 6-2) on clay: first in Stuttgart ’92 when he saved three match points, then at Monte Carlo the following year being two points from defeat… H2H 9-3 vs Emilio, to whom Edberg lost twice being close to win in straight sets 🙂

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