wb92mcenroe_cash

wb92mcenroe_cash

Points won by each set: [ 38-39, 26-24, 39-43, 30-26, 29-19 ]
Points won directly on serve:
32 % McEnroe – 56 of 173
26 % Cash – 37 of 140

Cash’s [191] official career was finished in 1997, but he was semi retired (when he was just 26) already since Wimbledon 1991. The year 1992 witnessed his two intriguing major five-set defeats on Centre Courts in the second rounds – at Aussie Open he lost 1-6 in the decider to Emilio Sanchez. The year 1992 raised the serving to a new level, the young guys, born in the 70s, were able to regularly deliver their 1st serves around 200 kph, thus the spectators could observe plenty of aces and unreturned serves, especially on grass; in this context the two former Wimbledon champions brought back the art of serve-and-volley to the previous decade. In the opener, Cash saved a set point at *4:5 (30/40) hitting the intersection of sideline & baseline (!) with a reflex-volley, won the tie-break 7/3 and another one 7/1. Cash thought that he broke at 1-all, 4th set, after BH lob; he failed to convert break points in three McEnroe’s [30] service games in that set, also leading 1:0 in the decider (four break points in total in that game). Just like during his previous 4-hour match vs Sanchez in Melbourne, Cash hadn’t enough in the tank for such a long distance, and quite easily lost the last five games of the match.

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