18 of 26 games (69%) included to the stats. Number of aces & double faults valid for the entire contest

Shocking result, and even more shocking scoreline. McEnroe [1] had won their seven previous meetings, advancing to the quarterfinal not dropping a set. Curren [9] was considered as the best server in the world at the time, so on the assumption he could defeat McEnroe, it seemed plausible after a tight contest with a few tie-breaks. Meanwhile Curren destroyed the double Wimbledon champion in the first two sets (32-21 in points in the opener), breaking him four times! The beginning of the match absolutely didn’t indicate such a scenario – McEnroe easily held and had a break point in Curren’s first service game. Curren won seven straight games from 1:2 and got the only break of the 3rd set at 3-all breaking McEnroe at love.

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