uo84mcenroe_connors

uo84mcenroe_connors

Points won by each set: | 28-25, 33-34, 40-35, 33-38, 32-20 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
33 % McEnroe – 53 of 158
17 % Connors – 28 of 160

Their third meeting at majors of 1984 – in Paris & London, McEnroe [1] demolished his seven years older compatriot [3]. In New York the progress was initially the same – BigMac led 4:1* (hit 4 aces in the 5th game), but at 4-all he trailed 0/30 when another ace helped him. In the 3rd set he came back from *1:3 (0/30) with the help of another big serves. The deciding break of the match came in the 2nd game of the final set; McEnroe held four times easily, the only problem (BP) he had leading 4:2. # McEnroe & Connors played against each other 34 official matches (20-14 Mac) including five 5-setters (3-2 Jimbo).

# Super-Saturday at the US Open ’84:
Lendl d. Cash… 3 hours 39 minutes… Total points: 163-154 (317)
McEnroe d. Connors… 3 hours 46 minutes… Total points: 166-152 (318)

# Comparison of five fie-setters between them:
1980 Philadelphia (F): Connors 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4… 45 games (13 breaks of serve)… 3 hours 15 minutes
1980 US Open (SF): McEnroe 6-4, 5-7, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6… 50 games (14 breaks of serve)… 4 hours 16 minutes
1981 Wembley (F): Connors 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2… 44 games… (7 breaks of serve)… 3 hours 30 minutes
1982 Wimbledon (F): Connors 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4… 54 games (9 breaks of serve)… 4 hours 14 minutes
1984 US Open (SF): McEnroe 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3… 51 games (15 breaks of serve)… 3 hours 46 minutes

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