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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 26-31, 45-40, 33-28, 33-27 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    19 % Svensson – 25 of 126
    23 % Leconte – 32 of 137

    Their second meeting and again on Centre Court at the final stages of Roland Garros, two years before Leconte [33] won the semifinal 7-6, 6-2, 6-3. He was on his way to repeating a straight-set victory, but lost a break advantage in three consecutive sets: *2:1, 2:0* (deuce), *2:0 respectively. In the 2nd set he had mini-set points at 4-all and 5-all, Svensson [24] saved it in game no. 11 with an untypical volley winner from no-man’s land. Leconte, trying to save a set point at 5:6, made a terrible volley error, and was very erratic in a set which followed – he began to give free points to his opponent (double faults, return errors off moderate serves).
    Paris was a miracle city for Svensson, he notched there his four best results in the most prestigious events: two semifinals at Roland Garros (1988 & 1990) and two semifinals at Bercy (1990 & 1991) which is a bit mind-blowing given that Paris-Bercy was played on a carpet then, so in the conditions completely different from those at Roland Garros.

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