Recently watched these two matches again from my archives, as I was dusting off my old collection. Nice matches, both. I enjoy both these rivalries as they are hard fought without any bad blood. Edberg won the match against Lendl, but lost to Becker. Both matches had a lot of baseline rallies. I expected that in matches against Lendl, but I was surprised to see plenty of baseline rallies even in the Becker-Edberg match. Obviously, they don't compare to the baseline rallies today, but both were surprisingly competent from the baseline, esp. Becker. I noticed a couple of things. Firstly, Edberg's serve motion changed significantly over the years. Here, as in the 1988 Wim F a year later, he was copying Mac's serve motion (Edberg actually admitted this) without that exaggerated stance. However, if you watch the 1989 Wim F (and later matches), Edberg's serve motion is abbreviated. He doesn't bend his back as much, and the serve lacked the pace and kick it had until 1988. I think his back injury in 1989 (after the AO) made him change it. Becker's serve motion changed too. Mac is on record (when comparing Becker's serve from 1995 Wim to 1995 USO) saying that Becker's serve was better in 1985-1986. His toss was shorter, and the whole motion was more quicker and more explosive. Secondly, service break exchanges were not uncommon. In both matches, either player broke his opponent's serve and got broken back again. Actually, it is surprising that the only time that service breaks were at a premium were when Courier-Sampras came out in 1991, and particularly when Sampras was ruling. Until then, service breaks (and re-breaks) were not unheard of. And the same pattern exists now. Nowadays, it's not uncommon for service breaks to be exchanged. This could partly be explained because of slower surfaces. Nevertheless, it was interesting to note. The Edberg-Lendl match is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwjjJBqUKnk The Becker-Edberg match is not online. In fact, some of the better Becker-Edberg matches are not to be found online. Some of their best matches are: 1986 Dallas - Becker won 7-6,7-6,4-6,7-6 1988 WCT Dallas - Becker won 6-4,1-6,7-5,6-2 (Becker had 22 aces) 1989 Master's F - Edberg won 4-6,7-6,6-3,6-1 One thing about their rivalry is that Becker never lost to Edberg after the Wim 1990 F loss. Until that match, their H2H was 15-9 in favour of Becker. Becker then went 10-1 (Becker retired at 3-3 in the 1st set in the 1990 Paris MS F for Edberg's only win). Becker, during his Wim commentary a few yrs back, said that he had problems getting "jacked up" against Edberg because he respected him too much as a person, and therefore couldn't summon his best game. He said that's why he did better against Lendl. He said Lendl trash talked too much, and Becker used that as emotional fuel. I didn't believe it at first, but looking at the stats, I think he was right. I know that the 1990 Wim loss hurt him real bad. And I think, that's why he never lost to Edberg after that, even when Edberg was playing the best tennis of his life in 1990-1991. I think he had no problems getting "mad" after that loss. As a Becker fan, that 1990 Wim loss hit me very hard at the time.