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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 34-25, 33-41, 22-30, 28-17, 41-43 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Edberg – 51 of 162
    30 % Mansdorf – 47 of 152

    They faced each other ten times, Edberg [3] won it all, but four times he was within a few games from defeat, and once really close, in that Wimbledon meeting on court no. 1. Mansdorf [34] led *4:3 (40/30) in the opener, and was serving first in the decider, always leading until 7-all. He was holding much easier than the Swede, enough said, between 1-all and 7-all, playing serve-and-volley non-stop, Mansdorf won 27 out of 28 points! In the 15th game he led 30/0 when Edberg delivered a beautiful BH-lob and broke on his second opportunity. Edberg, serving thrice to stay in the match, wasn’t closer than three points away from defeat. He served out the match without any troubles. Three years later they meet at Wimbledon again (that time on Centre Court in the second round) and the Swede easily wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

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