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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 35-27, 30-22, 45-39 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    22 % Becker – 23 of 86
    9 % Connors – 9 of 96

    At the time the teenage Becker [2] was already a two-time Wimbledon champion, and realistically thinking he would win the French Open at least once. He was able to outplay one of the best baseliners in history from the back of the court on Centre Court in Paris. It’s worth mentioning that [8] Connors 35 year-old then, and he was trying to save energy for the most vital moments (this attitude helped him to win an extraordinary match in another Slam). He was even booed a couple of times for an alleged lack of effort; perhaps it motivated him to give his all in the 3rd set (the rain break after three games helped him a bit) and led 4:3 (deuce) on serve. As Becker went in front 6:5* (deuce) he played a perfect BH dropshot, the shot he didn’t use throughout the match.

    Serve & volley: Becker 1/2, Connors 3/3

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