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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 45-50, 31-27, 28-15, 25-10 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    19 % Lendl – 24 of 121
    20 % Gomez – 22 of 110

    Their third quarterfinal at the French Open, for the third time Lendl [1] won in four sets (first time in 1984), and it was almost a copy of their match a year before when the Czecho(Slovak) won 6-7, 7-6, 6-0, 6-0, so the Ecuadorian [10] was able to keep the pace just for two hours in their back-to-back Parisian matches. He won the 1st set in 1987 being constantly under pressure: he saved a break point at 0:2, another two BPs at 2:4 and mini set point at 5-all. Crucial for the final outcome was an 8th game of the 2nd set as Lendl capitalized the break holding after the longest game of the match (five deuces, saved two break points). He led 5:3 and controlled the rest of the 3-hour encounter. “This was a carbon copy of the other two matches,” said Lendl, the defending champion. “I feel that if I can split the first two sets and it doesn’t rain, I’m going to win, because I’m in better shape.”

    Serve & volley: Lendl 0, Gomez 4/15

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