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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 38-28, 36-28, 25-17 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    21 % Edberg – 17 of 78
    15 % Wilkison – 15 of 94

    After the sensational defeats of two great players (John McEnroe in the first round and Jimmy Connors in the third round), Wilkison [31] became the last American standing in the tournament. Although it was his first and last appearance in a major quarterfinal, Wilkison had some basis for hope as he once had played a very tight 5-setter against Edberg, where the 20-year-old Swede won it 9-7 in the fifth set. A few weeks earlier, when they met in the Cincinnati quarterfinal, Edberg needed two tie-breaks to prevail (7/5, 7/2). Their New York night session encounter didn’t bring any drama, as Edberg [4] was one class above in the serve-and-volley department, but Wilkison was trying his best, even diving a few times and finishing the contest with bleeding knees. He broke Edberg twice in the 2nd set when the Swede had established a *4:1 advantage (the set ended with five consecutive breaks).

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