wb72smith_nastase

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 37-42, 32-22, 25-22, 30-36, 46-44 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    17 % Smith – 32 of 179
    21 % Nastase – 34 of 159

    There was one break in the final set, in the 12th game despite Nastase leading 40/0 – Smith played his best return of the final then. Earlier in the set, Smith held in the 5th game after 8 ‘deuces’ saving three break points. The final lasted 2 hours 41 minutes.

    Smith’s route to his 14th title (2nd major):
    1 Hans-Joachim Ploetz 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
    2 Hank Irvine 6-4, 9-8, 6-3
    3 Sandy Mayer 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 9-7
    4 Ian Fletcher 8-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
    Q Alex Metreveli 6-2, 8-6, 6-2
    S Jan Kodes 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5
    W Ilie Nastase 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

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