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Old 07-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #73
krosero
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Their Wimbledon semi two months earlier was a perfect mirror. Becker won that match, though Agassi served better on the break points (Becker made first serves on 9 of 14 breakers, Agassi on 13 of 16). But the key was that Becker served so much better in the tiebreaks and won them both.

Score was 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 7-6 (1)

Becker made 8 of 8 first serves in the tiebreaks. By tiebreak:

4 of 4 (no mini-breaks)
4 of 4 (no mini-breaks)

Agassi made 6 of 8 first serves in the tiebreaks. By tiebreak:

3 of 4 (he lost 2 of the 3)
3 of 4 (he lost 2 of the 3)

Agassi served about as well in these tiebreaks as he would in the USO tiebreaks, but Becker's performance was totally different. Right now this is the only instance I know of in which someone made all of his first serves over the course of two tiebreaks.

McEnroe came very close in the 1981 Wimbledon final, making 9 of 10 first serves over the course of the two tiebreaks (and won them both in dominating fashion just as Becker did against Agassi).
I've found another one: Federer made all of his first serves over the course of two tiebreaks in defeating Djokovic at 2011 RG.

Score: 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Federer made 12 of 12 first serves in the tiebreaks (100%). By tiebreak:

6 of 6 (one mini-break)
6 of 6 (one mini-break)

Djokovic made 7 of 12 first serves in the tiebreaks (58%). By tiebreak:

4 of 6 (two mini-breaks, both on first serve)
3 of 6 (two mini-breaks, one on first serve)

Each man made 5 UE's over the course of the two tiebreaks, but Federer's edge in winners was 7-3 (including a 3-1 lead in aces).
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