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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-25, 48-40, 29-17 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    48 % Stich – 42 of 87
    29 % Courier – 30 of 103

    In their Wimbledon encounter, Courier [4] faced Stich [7] after having defeated him in two recent matches on hard and clay surfaces. While Courier began the match strongly with two aces, it became clear after a few volleys that he was not at Stich’s level on grass. In the 2nd set, Courier adjusted his tactics by mixing attacking the net with baseline rallies, and he had a break point while leading 4:2. He also had a set point at 5:3* (Stich’s ace) and 5:4 (lost due to a backhand error). Stich displayed his unique talent in the tie-break by winning the point for a 2:1 lead through a combination of dropshot, lob, and smash. Few players are capable of playing consecutive shots (with such smoothness) that require different techniques. Stich won the breaker 7/2 and being fully relaxed, broke Courier at 1-all and 4:2 in the third set.

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