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Old 08-26-2008, 09:26 AM   #4
Moose Malloy
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From his opening service game of the match, Lendl held serve 19 consecutive times through the end of the fourth set. The only higher previous streak I know of is Wilander’s 20 straight holds against McEnroe in St. Louis –

The winners of these matches never lost serve, all had longer streaks than 20:

Sampras d Korda, '97 Wimbledon 6-4 6-3 6-7(10) 6-7(1) 6-4

Becker d Stich, '93 Wimbledon 7-5 6-7(5) 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4

Becker d Pioline, '95 Wimbledon 6-3 6-1 6-7(6) 6-7(10) 9-7

Agassi d Martin, '99 US Open Final 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(2) 6-3 6-2

Sampras d Agassi, '01 US Open QF

Cash looks as good in this match as he did in 1987 in most respects
I was surprised at how often he stayed back, esp in the 2nd & 3rd sets. Even Newcombe said he should be coming in more. He seemed much less sure of what strategy to use than in the '87 W final.

I didn't do net stats, but the unreturned serve numbers by set I think shows how more agressive he was in the sets he won:

11, 5, 8, 14, 13
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