Points won by each set: | 34-39, 33-29, 34-21, 34-25 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
28 % Courier – 32 of 112
24 % Edberg – 34 of 137
The match lasted 2 hours 38 minutes. Despite their two previous encounters when Courier beat Edberg in relatively easy four-setters, the Swede was a favorite before the Wimbledon ’93 semifinal as a player amazingly experienced on Centre Court at the All-England Club. And the initial phase of the match confirmed it – he led 6-4, 2:0* (30/15) when Courier made an overhead and took the momentum. It’s remarkable that the American broke the Swede in every game when he had a break point, producing a return/passing-shot winner each time. Actually on Edberg’s favorite surface, Courier did to him the same what on hardcourt in Melbourne and clay in Paris (also four sets in their French Open ’91 quarterfinal) – turned his difficult serve into an average shot; in those years he could read Edberg’s serve better than anyone else and put a lot of pressure on Edberg’s first serve because the second serve was rather punishable immediately (24 return winners). The American became the youngest player (22.10 y.o.) to reach all four Grand Slam finals.