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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 31-21, 41-41, 23-33, 31-22, 27-25 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    37 % Newcombe – 55 of 148
    29 % Smith – 43 of 148

    The last final between two guys with mustaches 😉 It lasted 2 hours 50 minutes. One break of serve for each set decided in the last two sets. In the 4th set there was 3-all when Smith wasted a double game point to lose three consecutive games in total.

    Newcombe’s route to his 4th Grand Slam title (2nd in the Open Era):
    1 Bob Hewitt 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
    2 Ian Fletcher 7-5, 6-4, 6-2
    3 Gerald Battrick 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
    4 Alex Metreveli 9-8, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
    Q Colin Dibley 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
    S Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
    W Stan Smith 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

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