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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 43-42, 53-48, 32-22 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    34 % Edberg – 41 of 119
    26 % Mayotte – 32 of 121

    Tie-breaks: 7/2 and 14/12… The initial phase of the match was very strange: Edberg [3] began with two double faults and lost the opening eight points, later on he led *5:3 after winning two games saving break points. In the 2nd set, which was more depending on serve, they both experienced the longest tie-break of their careers (Edberg will play 14/12 also seven years later in Rome). Edberg improved from 2:4 to *6:4, then he saved four set points: 6:7 (BH-volley net-cord), 7:8* (volley error), 8:9 (FH volley), 10:11 (Mayotte missed his FH pass). The crucial moment of the match came at 11-all – Edberg’s serve was called wide, but John Frame (the umpire) changed that decision awarding Edberg an ace. The usually calm Mayotte [12] lost his temper, admittedly he saved a 4th set point, but lost the set and broke his racquet afterwards. Edberg raced to a 3:0* (40/30) lead in the 3rd set… The American calmed down but it was too late to turn the things around.

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