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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: [ 29-20, 30-24 ]
    Points won directly on serve:
    5 % Arrese – 3 of 55
    6 % Borg – 3 of 48

    Borg, the arguably best player of the 70s, decided to return on the tour not playing any tournament in the years 1985-90, and having played just three in the years 1982-84, so basically he wanted to revive his career after a nine-year break! More wrinkles on his face, but he actually looked the same and had the same demeanour as in 1983 when announced his retirement at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. The most bizarre was the fact he wanted to continue his career with a wooden racquet while all professional players were using aluminium or graphite rackets since the mid 80s. Arrese [52] brutally verified the equipment difference, his basic tennis was enough to control the match throughout despite some nerves facing the legend he had been admiring as a teenager in the late 70s. “It’s definitely because I didn’t play a match for seven years,” said the almost 35-year-old Borg. “He was playing good, solid tennis from the baseline and I was a bit unsure what to do with the ball.” Borg wanted to continue the following year, unfortunately he lost all his twelve matches during the bizarre comeback in the years 1991-93.

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