wb85becker_curren

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 35-24, 44-44, 47-41, 36-31 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    37 % Becker – 52 of 140
    38 % Curren – 63 of 162

    The 17-year-old Becker [20] was playing just his 25th main-level tournament, becoming the youngest Wimbledon champion in history! In the 2nd set he led *4:2 in the tie-break, Curren [9] led with a break (4:3) in the following set. For Curren it was the second and last major final, he lost it in similar style to his previous one (Aussie Open ’84) – the 3rd set tie-break was crucial. In Melbourne, Curren was three points away from leading 2-1 in sets, five points in London (in the tie-break he improved from 0:6 to 3:6) – lost that set on eighth set point (saved four SPs in two different service games before).

    Becker’s route to his 2nd (!) title:
    1 Hank Pfister 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
    2 Matt Anger 6-0, 6-1, 6-3
    3 Joakim Nystrom 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1, 4-6, 9-7
    4 Tim Mayotte 6-3, 4-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-2
    Q Henri Leconte 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
    S Anders Jarryd 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-3
    W Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-4

    # Becker was two points away from losing to Nystrom (the Swede missed an easy volley serving at 5:4, 30-all in the decider), three points away from losing to Mayotte & saved a double set point in the 2nd set vs Jarryd. Those five-setters lasted 3:19h and 3:33h respectively.

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