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Picks and Pans Review: The Official 1988 U.s. Open (tennis) Video

updated 01/09/1989 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/09/1989 01:00AM

This year's Open final between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl lacked the drama that a tournament needs to end memorably. There are some exciting points, but when the most significant thing you can say about a match is that it's long—a record-setting four hours, 55 minutes—it does not make for scintillating viewing. The most exciting match of the '88 tournament took place in the fourth round, when Aaron Krickstein upset Wimbledon champ Stefan Edberg in five sets—that match, luckily, appears on the tape. Also on the plus side is Steffi Graf's win over Gabriela Sabatini, which gave Graf the tour's first Grand Slam since Margaret Court's in 1970. You also get to see plenty of rallies in this 60-minute tape. And, except for a few technical and verbal glitches, CBS Sports' overall presentation is first-rate. (CBS/Fox, $19.98; 312-934-0800)

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