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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 28-13, 34-23, 38-34 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    25 % Connors – 23 of 90
    17 % Rosewall – 14 of 80

    The biggest age difference between Grand Slam finalists – 18 years (Rosewall b. 1934, Connors b. 1952). Connors became the first man to win the Championships using a non-wooden racquet. He hit three consecutive let-cords serving at 0:1 (15/0)… In the opening game of the 2nd set he needed six deuces to hold.

    Connors’ route to his 27th title:
    1 Ove Bengtson 6-1, 7-9, 6-2, 6-4
    2 Phil Dent 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
    3 Adriano Panatta 6-2, 7-5, 6-2
    4 Jaime Fillol Sr. 6-3, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1
    Q Jan Kodes 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-8, 6-3
    S Dick Stockton 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
    W Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-1, 6-4

    Connors was two points away from losing to Dent

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