uo72nastase_ashe

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Stats without the first set, so 41 out of 50 games included (aces & double faults valid for the entire match).

    Ashe saved two break points at 5-all in the 3rd set and won the tie-break 5/1 – the third and last Grand Slam final with a ‘sudden-death’ tie-break. The American had a break point leading 3:1 in the 4th set (Nastase’s service winner on second serve), then led 4:2* (30-all). He also broke to start the decider, but the Romanian managed to break back immediately.

    Nastase’s route to his first Grand Slam title:
    1 Jairo Velasco Sr 6-0, 6-2, 6-0
    2 Roger Taylor 7-5, 6-2, 6-7, 2-6, 7-6
    3 Patrice Dominguez 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
    4 Bob Hewitt 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
    Q Fred Stolle 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
    S Tom Gorman 4-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-1
    W Arthur Ashe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
    * Nastase won the sudden-death tie-break vs Taylor 5/1.

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