The 23-year-old Washington  was one of a few newcomers in 1992 (along with Krajicek, Ferreira & C.Costa), a seeded newbie at majors, and the officials awarded him a place on Centre Court for the first time in his career. His intriguing night session match was anti-climatic. Leconte , playing constantly serve-and-volley, wasted five set points in two different games of the 2nd set before taking the tie-break 7/2. Washington led 4:3* in the 4th set when the rain forced them to leave the court and continue the following day. The resumption lasted just five minutes: the American won 8 points, lost 2; the crucial point was on Leconte’s serve at 15/30 when he left the ball he could have played with his FH volley, and it caught the sideline.
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