Points won by each set: | 29-21, 24-27, 44-46, 40-39, 28-16 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
38 % Becker – 58 of 152
33 % Mayotte – 55 of 162

The 3-hour 33-minute match on court no. 14, dominated by the servers (just two breaks of serve in the first four sets with a few break points). The 17-year-old Becker saved a mini-match point at 5-all in the 4th set with a backhand volley. In the tie-break he was three points away from being eliminated as Mayotte (No. 16) improved from 2:6 to *5:6. Becker went to win the championship to become the youngest champion in the tournament history. One year later on grass at Queens Club, Mayotte avenges 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 saving a match point in the 2nd set tie-break.

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1 Response to wb85becker_mayotte

  1. Voo de Mar says:

    MultiStar’s comment under the previous pic

    This match was also remarkable for another reason: in the 4th set Becker hurt himself and wanted to retire! He looked to his coach Günther Bosch and his manager Ion Tiriac who quickly convinced him to continue playing! Boris once said in an interview that if Mayotte had not turned his back to him in that situation, the match most probably would have been over… Well, maybe Boris also exaggerates and dramatises a bit. He tends to do that every now and then.

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