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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: 138-109 | 48-55, 29-12, 31-21, 30-21 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    27 % Laver – 34 of 122
    27 % Roche – 34 of 125

    Seven breaks of serve in the opening set, Laver led *5:3 (deuce), later 7:6 (30-love). In his autobiography Laver mentions that set as one of the weirdest he ever played…

    Laver’s route to the title:
    1 Luis Garcia 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
    2 Jaime Pinto-Bravo 6-4, 7-5, 6-2
    3 Jaime Fillol Sr. 8-6, 6-1, 6-2
    4 Dennis Ralston 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
    Q Roy Emerson 4-6, 8-6, 13-11, 6-4
    S Arthur Ashe 8-6, 6-3, 14-12
    W Tony Roche 7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2

    All left-handed finals in the Open era:
    Wimbledon ’68: Laver d. Roche
    US Open ’69: Laver d. Roche
    US Open ’75: Orantes d. Connors
    Australian Open ’77: Tanner d. Vilas
    US Open ’77: Vilas d. Connors
    Wimbledon ’82: Connors d. McEnroe
    Wimbledon ’84: McEnroe d. Connors
    Australian Open ’98: Korda d. Rios
    Roland Garros ’05: Nadal d. Puerta

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