Points won by each set: | 41-42, 30-22, 27-15, 33-35, 31-27 |
Points won directly on serve:
24 % Leconte – 36 of 146
22 % Becker – 36 of 157
Roland Garros was Leconte’s best Slam, he knew how to interact with the supportive crowd & could play inspired tennis at times. He played seven five-setters in Paris winning them all. The two most enjoyable for him vs Noah in 1985 and vs Becker three years later, both on centre court. In both matches Leconte produced plenty of winners (38 more than Noah, 31 more than Becker), in both he was actually better player throughout, but his rivals somehow managed to win two sets. Becker trailed *4:5 (30-all) in the 1st set and 3:5 in the tie-break before winning the last four points. In the 4th set Leconte led 40/0 at *5:6, another tie-break seemed inevitable, then Becker won five straight points breaking the Frenchman the first time that day after 3 hours of play. The German  came back from an early break and led 3:2* (30/15) in the decider when the Frenchman  took three straight games. Leconte closed out the 3-hour 55-minute contest with a service winner and jumped over the net in celebration.