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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-10, 29-38, 35-22, 32-21 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    18 % Mecir – 24 of 127
    15 % McEnroe – 14 of 88

    Strange, unusual match on a fast, carpet surface with 15 breaks of serve in just 31 games! McEnroe [7], who had served 21 aces in his two previous Dallas matches, delivered none against Mecir [5]. The 23-year-old Czechoslovak said it was a struggle to maintain concentration during McEnroe’s debates with the officials. “It’s not nice to play in such an atmosphere,” said Mecir, “Sometimes it looks like he’s going to do it again, then he starts to play.” “He was doing things so intelligently that I couldn’t take advantage of anything,” McEnroe admitted. “He’s a tough guy to play.” At the beginning of the 3rd set, McEnroe got his second code violation which meant a point for Mecir. The American didn’t agree with Gerry Armstrong’s decision and threatened that he would leave the court… and he did it a few months later facing Mecir in the World Team Cup final in Dusseldorf, which ended up in a first of his two disqualifications (Richard Kauffmann umpired that match).

    Mecir’s route to his 7th title:
    Q Mats Wilander 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
    S Andres Gomez 6-7(6), 7-6(11), 6-4, 6-2
    W John McEnroe 6-0, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

    Mecir’s win over Wilander took only 1 hour 24 minutes, setting a tournament record for speed, but his another match vs Gomez lasted 3:04 hrs, finished past midnight – Mecir fought off four set points in the 2nd set tie-break (4:6, 8:9, 9:10), and had one day to recover before the final because the 8-draw tournament was held in two-day intervals between subsequent rounds

    Scorelines of Dallas ’87

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