The first rubber of the final which was held in France (clay-indoors). No breaks of serve until the last game of the 1st set, McEnroe saved a mini-SP at 9-all. He fired 10 of his 16 aces in the opening set (lasted 1:51 hrs). Noah won seven straight games from *2:1 in the 2nd set. After that streak, McEnroe was unbroken to the end of the 4-hour 38-minute marathon. It was the first of only four meetings between them… McEnroe went undefeated the entire Davis Cup 1982 edition with a best possible record 12-0, however, he won three dead rubbers.
USA d. FRANCE 4-1 in Sports Palace, Grenoble, France: Clay (Indoor)
John McEnroe (USA) d. Yannick Noah (FRA) 12-10, 1-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Gene Mayer (USA) d. Henri Leconte (FRA) 6-2, 6-2, 7-9, 6-4
Peter Fleming / John McEnroe (USA) d. Henri Leconte / Yannick Noah (FRA) 6-3, 6-4, 9-7
Yannick Noah (FRA) d. Gene Mayer (USA) 6-1, 6-0
John McEnroe (USA) d. Henri Leconte (FRA) 6-2, 6-3
From left: Fleming, Teltscher, G.Mayer, Norris (fitness trainer), J.McEnroe & Ashe (captain)
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