Points won by each set: | 32-39, 36-24, 28-16, 29-35, 37-25 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
27 % Agassi – 42 of 151
33 % Becker – 50 of 150

Agassi’s [14] second straight Wimbledon quarterfinal and he avoided a repeat of the 1991 destiny when he was dismantling a good serving opponent in sets 2 & 3, only to be beaten in five sets. The Becker match had been suspended by rain on Wednesday with Becker leading 4:3 on serve in the 4th set and continued in the afternoon on Thursday. Agassi, just like in the mid-sets, broke Becker [8] twice to establish a *5:1 (30/0) lead in the decider, yet served the match out on the second attempt (needed five match points). # It’s quite strange that Becker, who was generally holding his serve in long streaks at Wimbledon, for the second time within two years, lost two consecutive sets ‘2-6’. In 1990 it was a matter of his bad timing at serve, in 1992 more a consequence of Agassi’s phenomenal returns and passing-shots. Especially Agassi’s backhand was merciless, it forced Becker to stay on the baseline a few times behind the serve, something normally unseen from him on grass.

# Comparison of Becker’s two similar Wimbledon defeats:
1990 (F): Edberg d. Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4… 2 hours 58 minutes… Total points: 137-123
1992 (QF): Agassi d. Becker 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3… 3 hours 14 minutes… Total points: 162-139

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