wb90edberg_lendl

wb90edberg_lendl

Points won by each set: [ 26-15, 47-43, 28-18 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
39 % Edberg – 34 of 87
33 % Lendl – 30 of 90

For the first time in his career the 30-year-old Lendl [1] skipped the entire clay-court ’90 season to master his serve-and-volley skills with his coach Tony Roche in order to finally conquer Wimbledon. It seemed the work-out would be very beneficial because the Czech easily triumphed at Queens Club and advanced to the semis of Wimbledon avoiding a five-setter, something what before had occurred only in 1983 (he also played the Wimbledon semis in 1984, 86-89). Unfortunately for him, Edberg [3] just entered the best period of his career. The Swede played a perfect match, adding to his well-known beautiful serve-and-volley game, great disposition of his usually unreliable forehand – hit as many as three forehand winners in the 7/2 tie-break. Earlier in that set Lendl created a mini-set point at 4:3 – Edberg saved it with a reflex FH volley.

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