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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-16, 27-13, 25-34, 25-32, 32-28 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Edberg – 42 of 135
    27 % Becker – 34 of 125

    It was third consecutive Wimbledon final between Edberg and Becker; it’s the only final between them that one of players stayed on the baseline behind 2nd serve – it was Edberg at 1:3 (30/0) in the 4th set! The 2-hour-58-minute lopsided final should have been won by Becker, who led in the last set 3:1 (30-all) serving, to make two casual volley errors.

    Edberg’s route to his second Wimbledon title:
    1 Broderick Dyke 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
    2 Miloslav Mecir 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
    3 Amos Mansdorf 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-2, 9-7
    4 Michael Chang 6-3, 6-2, 6-1
    Q Christian Bergstrom 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
    S Ivan Lendl 6-1, 7-6(2), 6-3
    W Boris Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4

    # In the third round, Edberg was three points away from losing to Mansdorf

    Comparison of three consecutive Wimbledon finals between the Swede & the German:
    1988: Edberg 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2… 2 hours 50 minutes… 245 points… 6 breaks
    1989: Becker 6-0, 7-6, 6-4… 2 hours 16 minutes… 184 points… 6 breaks
    1990: Edberg 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4… 2 hours 58 minutes… 260 points… 10 breaks

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