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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 26-30, 41-37, 33-20, 42-40 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    31 % Curren – 44 of 141
    31 % Mayotte – 40 of 128

    First meeting between them and great opportunity for Mayotte [23] to reach his lone Grand Slam final. An unexpected Chris Lewis [57] already awaited in the semifinals, and it seemed he had been destined to lose it, he won a thriller against Curren though, becoming one of the most sensational Wimbledon finalists in history.
    Mayotte led 6-4, 5:4 against Curren, he was serving to lead 2-0 in sets not having any problems to hold nine times in a row. He failed, and lost the breaker 4/7. In the 4th set he was serving again to win the set (led 5:2*) but failed again. In the second tie-break the US player saved a triple match point, but Curren [15] delivered a big serve and finished it 8/6, just like in a previous round winning 3-1 with the help of the 4th set tie-break. Curren’s fourth round 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 over Connors, it’s arguably the most impressive service performance with a wooden racquet. The broad-shouldered Afrikaner fired 33 aces, before him players couldn’t hit as many in long five-setters.

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