basel80lendl_borg

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 33-24, 31-20, 37-41, 9-26, 34-26 |

    Fourth title in career of the 20-year-old Lendl, at the time he considered it as the biggest one. He had admittedly defeated Borg in the Toronto final a few months before, but it happened when the Swede retired despite the ‘6-4 4-5’ lead.
    Borg, unbeaten in 13 consecutive five-setters, lost second 5-set match within two tournaments (previously at the US Open to McEnroe). He was 7 points away from a straight set loss, then 7 points from a 5-set victory in this 3-hour duel.

    Lendl’s route to the title:
    1 Pavel Slozil 6-1, 6-1
    2 Peter Elter 6-4, 6-4
    Q Tomas Smid 6-3, 6-4
    S Per Hjertquist 6-1, 6-0
    W Bjorn Borg 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 0-6, 6-4

    A few months afterwards, Borg took his revenge defeating Lendl 6-4 6-2 6-2 at the Madison Square Garden (Masters ’80).

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    Give me your e-mail & I’ll try to send you the last three sets, but have never sent such a big file before, so have no idea whether I’d do this without any complications.
  3. Voo de Mar says:
    I’m glad you you can watch it. I don’t know how to download it to the computer. I haven’t got the first two sets, sorry.
  4. Voo de Mar says:
    I’ve done a scorecard for the entire match, so if you’re interested in something particular of the first two sets, just ask.

    When I downloaded the match a few years ago I decided to keep only the last three sets on my DVD.

  5. Voo de Mar says:
    No, I can’t because counting service percentage it’s a pain in the ass. You can do it yourself. Sent you the scorecard on your e-mail. Thanks to that you can count whatever you want 🙂 Full stop means the point was played behind the second serve.
    P – passing-shot
    R – return
    E – error
    D – double fault
    M – dropshot
    • Voo de Mar says:
      You’re welcome. I mean the punctuation mark indicating points played behind the second serve; thanks to that you can count the percentage of the 1st serve. Every time the 1st serve is faulted I write the full stop on my scorecards…
      I suppose some technical problems are the consequence of sending the big file via Google. If I remember well, I hadn’t any problems with watching the entire match when I downloaded it, and on my DVD too.

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