Points won by each set: [ 29-24, 30-16, 32-26 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
31 % Connors – 22 of 70
34 % Tanner – 30 of 87

An all-left handed duel of two young Americans. The 24-year-old Tanner [13] had already established himself as the best server in the world. A few weeks before their Wimbledon meeting, he had snapped Connors’ 35-match winning streak with a 7-5, 6-3 victory in the Nottingham quarterfinals, so the defending champion [1] couldn’t expect too many breaks entering the contest. Tanner broke for a 4:3 lead in the opener and then happened something completely unexpected – he lost 4 out of his 5 service games. It’s tough to say he played poorly, simply Connors was awesome for 30 minutes. He was able to win points out of balance and twice passed his opponent with powerful backhands responding to Tanner’s lobs! The only break of the 3rd set came at 2-all when Tanner double faulted on break point after three deuces.

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