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Old 04-28-2007, 11:23 PM   #13
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Yes, and his girlfriend, a German actress, later married Stich, now they are divorced. Westphal most famous match was a DC win over Czech Tomas Smid at Frankfurt in 1985, a 5 hour thriller with a 18-16 or something last set. During the match the underground carpet broke up, and had to be repaired with nails. In that final match with Edberg, Westphal played out of his mind and went for broke in the first set, going for direct winners on all balls. Edberg needed a set and a half to get a grip on the match, then Westphal's game was reduced to his normal form.
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