ao75newcombe_connors

ao75newcombe_connors

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Newcombe missed a BH-volley by inches having a match point at *5:3 in the 4th set. In the ensuing tie-break he led 4:1, then saved two set points at 5:6 & 6:7* (BH return winner). It was his 7th and last Grand Slam title (five of them won in the Open Era).

    Newcombe’s route to the title:
    1 Fancutt 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
    2 Gehring 6-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
    3 Carmichael 7-6, 6-3, 6-2
    Q Masters 1-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 10-8
    S Roche 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 2-6, 11-9 – 3 m.p.
    W Connors 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7)

    Newcombe’s Grand Slam titles:
    Australian Open (1973, 1975)
    Wimbledon (1967, 1970, 1971)
    US Open (1967, 1973)

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