Points won by each set: | 13-28, 37-41, 27-20, 26-12, 39-37 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
23 % Borg – 33 of 140
10 % Connors – 15 of 140
Fourth match within five years between Borg & Connors on Centre Court at Wimbledon (the Swede won them all, including their previous five-setter #)… Connors led 6-0 4:2 (30/15), but Borg levelled at 4 games apiece after a 9-deuce game. In the 5th set, Borg saved two break points trailing 1:2. Connors in 11th year of his pro career lost for the first time leading 2-0 in sets. He’ll lose a match of this type again eight years later (to Kevin Curren at Key Biscayne).