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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-31, 43-43, 38-29 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    38 % Becker – 43 of 112
    37 % Wheaton – 39 of 103

    Their third meeting. Optically they were playing all shots at the same level (the same amount of points after the first two sets), simply the more experienced Becker [2] played the big points better. Wheaton [20] led (40/15) at 4-all in the opener having held the first four games easier, in the following two sets he blew five mini-set points as he led 4:3 (40/15) in the 2nd and 4-all (40/0) in the 3rd set. In the mid-set he was two points away from the set at 6:5* (30/0), then played too conservatively, he had bad luck that didn’t break in the 9th game of the 3rd set because his mindset was correct, hit three straight winners, and another great shot, unfortunately for him Becker’s serve was called ‘out’. The 22-year-old Wheaton, who had notched two major quarterfinals, experienced his first semifinal against Becker. Afterwards he never returned to the latter stages of Slams, and the German remained his toughest rival – they played six times against each other, and Wheaton never won a set in 14 attempts (in 1995 they play another Wimbledon match, then Becker easily wins).

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