Lendl’s 14th straight win over Connors  and very similar match to their US Open semifinal two years before with one important difference: in 1985 the American made the things balanced in the 3rd set, in 1987 he did it in the opener # – he saved two set points at *3:5 and had a triple break point in the following game. That set cost him a lot of energy and another two sets meant an execution, it was only a matter of how many games Jimbo would win. He waited until 4th game of the 3rd set to play his only forehand winner…
# Comparison of their two US Open semifinals:
1985: Lendl d. Connors 6-2, 6-3, 7-5… 2 hours 10 minutes… Total points: 96-61… Breaks: 6-2
1987: Lendl d. Connors 6-4, 6-2, 6-2… 2 hours 33 minutes… Total points: 98-66… Breaks: 6-1
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