wb84mcenroe_connors

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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Phenomenal service disposition of McEnroe, who hit 65% first serves in 11 service games & Connors didn’t reach ‘deuce’ even once! The 32-year-old Connors at the time, never played a Grand Slam final again, but appeared in seven semifinals between US Open ’84 and US Open ’91.
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    49 % McEnroe – 27 of 55
    24 % Connors – 17 of 70

    Comparison of two totally lopsided Wimbledon finals played year-by-year:
    Wimbledon ’83: J.McEnroe d. C.Lewis 6-2, 6-2, 6-2… 1 hour 25 minutes, total points: 79-43
    Wimbledon ’84: J.McEnroe d. Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2… 1 hour 20 minutes, total points: 83-42

    McEnroe’s route to the title:
    1 Paul McNamee 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-1
    2 Rodney Harmon 6-1, 6-3, 7-5
    3 Wally Masur 6-0, 6-4, 6-3
    4 Bill Scanlon 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
    Q John Sadri 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
    S Pat Cash 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-4
    W Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2

    McEnroe squandered 3 match points in the only set he lost during the fortnight

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