uo81mcenroe_borg

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 29-32, 29-23, 34-28, 30-21 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    30 % McEnroe – 35 of 113
    21 % Borg – 24 of 113

    Borg led 4:2* in the 3rd set; the following game McEnroe won with four volley winners (2 FH, 2 BH), then broke notching another four winners (2 BH passing-shots, 2 FH lobs). It was Borg’s last match at Slams… The 25-year-old Swede at the time, for the 9th time failed an attempt to conquer New York…
    < he lost four finals: 1976 & 78 to Connors, 1980-81 to McEnroe >

    McEnroe’s route to his fourth major title:
    1 Juan Nunez 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
    2 Tom Gullikson 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
    3 Pat DuPre 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
    4 Kevin Curren 7-5, 6-0, 6-1
    Q Ramesh Krishnan 6-7(10), 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-2
    S Vitas Gerulaitis 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
    W Bjorn Borg 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

    # Fastest serves at the Us Open ’81: Roscoe Tanner (119 mph – 191 kmh), Bjorn Borg (115 mph – 185 kmh)

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