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Points won by each set: | 40-44, 25-11, 32-38, 29-23, 39-35 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
34 % Borg – 51 of 149
29 % Tanner – 50 of 167

The match lasted 2 hours 49 minutes. In the final set, Borg squandered 3 break points leading 2:0, then saved a double break point at 4:3. In the last game of the championships he led 40/0 but Tanner won three points in a row & Borg converted his fourth match point. Tanner takes unexpected revenge a few months later at the US Open (highlights)

Borg’s route to his 46th title:
1 Tom Gorman 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1
2 Vijay Amritraj 2-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2
3 Hank Pfister 6-4, 6-1, 6-3
4 Brain Teacher 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Q Tom Okker 6-2, 6-1, 6-3
S Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
W Roscoe Tanner 6-7(4), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

# The Swede barely survived the second round as Vijay Amritraj led in the 4th set *3:1, 3:2 (40/0), 5:4 & 6:5 (Borg held at love both times, so he was four points away from the loss), also 2:0* in the tie-break. The match lasted 2 hours 46 minutes, Borg needed 8 match points in the last game!

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