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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 23-32, 27-14, 43-37, 25-8 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Laver – 30 of 94
    27 % Ashe – 32 of 115

    In the 16-game 3rd set there was no ‘deuce’ – Laver didn’t play such a game on his serve in the entire match (Ashe played 3). In that crucial 3rd set, the Australian led with a break twice before got the decisive break to “15” at 8:7. It was an all-serve-and-volley match (Laver once stayed back, leading 4:0, 40/0 in the 4th set), so Ashe’s only two volley winners may be surprising.

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