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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Both finals lost by Lendl to the Swedes, lasted 3 hours 13 minutes: 41 games vs. Borg & 35 games vs. Wilander.
    After the loss to Wilander, Lendl was 1-6 in the Grand Slam finals. En route to the final ’85 he didn’t drop a set.

    The 1981 French Open final it was unfortunately the next to last meeting between Borg & Lendl. They could have produced a great rivalry if the Swede hadn’t prematurely retired. Here is their H2H.

    Borg’s route to the title:
    1 Lopez-Maeso 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
    2 Motta 6-1, 7-5, 6-0
    3 Torre 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
    4 Moor 6-0, 6-0, 6-1
    Q Taroczy 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
    S Pecci 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
    W Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

    Wilander’s route to the title:
    1 Tulasne 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
    2 Becker 6-3, 6-2, 6-1
    3 E.Sanchez 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
    4 Smid 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
    Q Leconte 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 7-5
    S J.McEnroe 6-1, 7-5, 7-5
    W Lendl 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

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