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Points won by each set: [ 26-13, 27-15, 30-14 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
49 % McEnroe – 27 of 55
24 % Connors – 17 of 70

# Another phenomenal service disposition of McEnroe [1], who hit 65% first serves in eleven service games & Connors [3] didn’t reach ‘deuce’ even once! The most one-sided match in their long rivalry. 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. McEnroe never player another Wimbledon final, even though he was only 25-year-old then.

McEnroe’s route to his 54th 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

# Comparison of two totally one-sided 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 squandered 3 match points in the only set he lost during the fortnight

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