Originally Posted by abmk
actually, there was :
(1) very high % of first serves in ( it was 81% for the first 2 sets combined ) , dropped to 58% in the 3rd ...overall ~75% for the match .... This is by memory btw ..that was a very high % by mac's standards ...
(2) only 3 UEs in the whole match
there surely were matches were he'd have played at a comparable level, but surpassing the level in the wimbledon final ? I doubt it .....
Very hard to match those numbers. McEnroe was zoning in quite a few big matches in '84 but his numbers at Wimbledon seem to be the best.
W final - served at 73%, made 3 ue (no df's)
USO final - served at 62%, made 14 ue (including 6 df's)
January 1984 Masters final - already at 22 ue after two sets (and this was a brilliant straight-set drubbing of Lendl)