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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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    When I write these words (after Wimbledon ’14) the Ice-Man still leads as the most successful Grand Slam player by win/loss ratio.
    Here’s the top five:
    1. Bjorn Borg… 89.8 (141–16)
    2. Rafael Nadal… 88.2 (187–25)
    3. Roger Federer… 86.1 (274–44)
    4. Novak Djokovic… 84.5 (175–32)
    5. Pete Sampras… 84.2 (203–38)

    Borg played just once at the Australian Open

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