1987 - Lendl d. Wilander 6-7 (7-9), 6-0, 7-6 (4), 6-4

The match lasted a then-record 4 hours 47 minutes (but it was listed as 4 hours 53 minutes in a graphic displayed during the 1989 final).

The win evened their head-to-head in Slam finals at 2-2. It lifted Lendl to 6-8 in Slam finals, while dropping Wilander to 4-4.

Wilander had double set point in the third set, taken away by four strong first serves in succession.

The following are my own stats. This was my first attempt, six months ago, to count winners in an entire match.

Lendl had 11 aces, 7 double faults.

Wilander had 2 aces, 4 df's.

(CBS gave Lendl two more aces on judgment calls).

Lendl's winners by set: 9, 7, 24, 16

Wilander's winners by set: 10, 1, 15, 8

Wilander had more winners from volleys and overheads than from ground strokes (21 to 13). Lendl didn’t – but according to the stats he was the one coming in more.

At 3-4 in the first-set tiebreak, CBS had Lendl winning 18 of 23 approaches, Wilander 11 of 14. At 4-3 in the third, CBS had Lendl at 35 of 50, Wilander at 21 of 39.

In 1988 Wilander came in more than Lendl, whose rate of approaches was similar in both years.

A projection for the full 1987 final would have Lendl approaching about 85 times, Wilander about 67. Lendl’s published number for 1988 was 77, while Wilander’s jumped up to 131.

Per the Globe and Mail, Lendl served at 50%.

(And he faced deuce in 7 service games).

Per the Miami Herald, Lendl had 13 aces and 15 service winners.

Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lendl made 51 unforced errors.

At 4-3, 15-30 in the third, Lendl had made 29 unforced errors, Wilander 33.

At 1-all in the third, Lendl had converted 5 of 7 break points, Wilander 1 of 5. At exactly 4-all in the third, Wilander had converted 4 of 13 break chances.

At 2-3 in the third, Lendl was serving at 48%, Wilander at 64%.

The match lasted a then-record 4 hours 47 minutes (but it was listed as 4 hours 53 minutes in a graphic displayed during the 1989 final).

The win evened their head-to-head in Slam finals at 2-2. It lifted Lendl to 6-8 in Slam finals, while dropping Wilander to 4-4.

Wilander had double set point in the third set, taken away by four strong first serves in succession.

The following are my own stats. This was my first attempt, six months ago, to count winners in an entire match.

Lendl had 11 aces, 7 double faults.

Wilander had 2 aces, 4 df's.

(CBS gave Lendl two more aces on judgment calls).

**Lendl hit 56 clean winners apart from service:**18 FH, 14 BH, 13 FHV, 7 BHV, 4 overheads.**Wilander hit 34 clean winners apart from service:**4 FH, 9 BH, 6 FHV, 12 BHV, 3 overheads.Lendl's winners by set: 9, 7, 24, 16

Wilander's winners by set: 10, 1, 15, 8

Wilander had more winners from volleys and overheads than from ground strokes (21 to 13). Lendl didn’t – but according to the stats he was the one coming in more.

At 3-4 in the first-set tiebreak, CBS had Lendl winning 18 of 23 approaches, Wilander 11 of 14. At 4-3 in the third, CBS had Lendl at 35 of 50, Wilander at 21 of 39.

In 1988 Wilander came in more than Lendl, whose rate of approaches was similar in both years.

A projection for the full 1987 final would have Lendl approaching about 85 times, Wilander about 67. Lendl’s published number for 1988 was 77, while Wilander’s jumped up to 131.

__Some stats in the print media__:Per the Globe and Mail, Lendl served at 50%.

(And he faced deuce in 7 service games).

Per the Miami Herald, Lendl had 13 aces and 15 service winners.

Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lendl made 51 unforced errors.

__More stats by CBS__:At 4-3, 15-30 in the third, Lendl had made 29 unforced errors, Wilander 33.

At 1-all in the third, Lendl had converted 5 of 7 break points, Wilander 1 of 5. At exactly 4-all in the third, Wilander had converted 4 of 13 break chances.

At 2-3 in the third, Lendl was serving at 48%, Wilander at 64%.

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