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Points won by each set: | 26-32, 51-45, 50-48, 33-29 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
33 % McEnroe – 55 of 164
23 % Borg – 35 of 150

Borg led 4:1* in the 3rd set, then squandered four set points at 5:4 – in that game McEnroe stayed on the baseline behind the serve for the only time in the final (he did it after five deuces, won the game after six). The 25-year-old Borg lost his first match at Wimbledon after 41 consecutive wins & never appeared again the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, as a player.

McEnroe’s route to his 31st title:
1 Tom Gullikson 7-6(5), 7-5, 6-3
2 Raul Ramirez 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-6(6)
3 Bob Lutz 6-4, 6-2, 6-0
4 Stan Smith 7-5, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Q Johan Kriek 6-1, 7-5, 6-1
S Rod Frawley 7-6(2), 6-4, 7-5
W Bjorn Borg 4-6, 7-6(1), 7-6(4), 6-4

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