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Points won by each set: | 26-13, 27-17, 26-13 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
28 % McEnroe – 16 of 57
16 % Lewis – 14 of 85

Chris Lewis [57] became one of the most unexpected Grand Slam finalists in the Open Era. The New Zealander (26 y.o. at the time), except the 1983 final, never reached beyond third round at majors… The final lasted just 85 minutes, McEnroe [1] didn’t need to play anything special, his advantage in the basic game was overwhelming. In twelve service games, he wasn’t pushed to deuce even once – this situation will be repeated in the final the following year! The American appeared at Wimbledon ’83 for the first time with graphite racket (Dunlop, just like his wooden equipment).

McEnroe’s route to his 43rd title:
1 Ben Testerman 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-2
2 Florin Segarceanu 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
3 Brad Gilbert 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
4 Bill Scanlon 7-5, 7-6(7), 7-6(7)
Q Sandy Mayer 6-3, 7-5, 6-0
S Ivan Lendl 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4
W Chris Lewis 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

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