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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: [ 28-32, 40-41, 34-26, 32-18, 30-16 ]
    Points won directly on serve:
    27 % Becker – 38 of 139
    15 % Mecir – 25 of 158

    Night session on Rod Laver Arena, and their second five-setter (US Open ’86). At the time it was tough to expect it’d be the last match of this type for Mecir [25] who was just 26-year-old and very consistent player since 1985 (regular finals and good appearances at majors). Becker [2] lost the first two sets creating chances to win them both. In the opener Becker led *3:1 (40/30) when lost perhaps the most interesting rally of the match; in the 2nd set led 5:2* (15/0) and 4:0 in the tie-break which he lost 6/8. It’s easy to be discouraged after two sets of this type, and Becker found himself at 1:3* in the 3rd set when showed (like a few times before and after) his great fighting spirit winning 17 of the last 20 games! Mecir was six points away from victory serving at 4-all (30-all), after leading 4:3 when Becker held at love. The Czechoslovak didn’t show symptoms of tiredness or injury, Becker simply overwhelmed him from the baseline. Becker’s 4th of his 10 two-sets-to-love comebacks… A few weeks later Becker overpowers Mecir in Stuttgart to finish their H2H at 7-2.

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