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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 25-12, 47-54, 54-49, 45-42 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    6 % Chang – 12 of 173
    6 % Chesnokov – 10 of 155

    Trailing 1-6, *0:2 (0/15) Chesnokov realised that the tactics which had helped him to beat Wilander, didn’t work against Chang [19]. The US teenager was very patient and as opposed to the “89-version” of Wilander, able to attack the net off Chesnokov’s shorter balls. So when the Soviet Union player had won just 1 out of 9 games, he increased the speed of his strokes with an ace and a smash – that way he manifested his anger. He admittedly lost the 3rd game of the 2nd set after 4 deuces, but the complexion of the match was changed, and the war of attrition was continued since then to the end of the 4-hour meeting. Chesnokov [27] had three set points at 5:4* (earlier led 4:2) in the 3rd set when the longest game occurred (7-deuce), in the 4th set he squandered three break points leading 3:1, at 4-all he had a mini set point.

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