Points won by each set: | 51-56, 44-43, 28-21, 32-25, 30-25 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
35 % Carlsen – 64 of 182
30 % Edberg – 53 of 173

Centre Court, a two-day all serve-and-volley Scandinavian duel (suspended after the opener due to darkness), and the 21-year-old Carlsen [113] wins the match of his life which is entwined with Edberg’s [3] twilight. Between US Open ’86 and Australian Open ’94, Edberg was regularly advancing to major quarterfinals, at Wimbledon he played at least quarterfinal in seven consecutive editions. And all of a sudden he suffered five-set defeats in back-to-back majors to Scandinavian players (fellow Swede in Paris and a Dane in London) being a heavy favorite to win those matches, rather in straight sets… Carlsen broke first early on, he was playing surprisingly well, but squandered many chances: 5:3* (30-all), a set point on serve at 5:4 in the 1st set as well as 5:4* (30/0) and 5:1, 6:3* in the tie-break of the 2nd set. Edberg took both tie-breaks 8/6. In those circumstances it was easy to assume Edberg would win the 3rd set without any troubles. Perhaps his backhand volley at 30-all in the 1st game of the 3rd set was decisive – from a position he had finished hundreds of volleys, Edberg delivered a casual shot, Carlsen passed him and broke in the following point. Instead of potential “6-2” for Edberg, the set for Carlsen with this scoreline and the last two sets were quite balanced again. In the 4th set Edberg led *2:0 and 4:3 (40/30) – the Dane erased the mini-match point with an ace out-wide, and he obtained the vital break of the decider at 1-all breaking Edberg with very good returning. Serving at 3:5, Edberg saved five match points, but in the following game Carlsen didn’t show any sign of tension holding at love. He finished the 3-hour 46-minute contest with a nice S&V action.

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