Connors, Borg, Mcenroe, Vilas, Becker & Lendl clothing?!

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  1. JAY1

    JAY1 Semi-Pro

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    Can you please fill in the missing links for me or where a mistake has been made please correct me? Thank you.

    Jimmy Connors

    Racquets
    Wilson T2000
    Wilson Pro Staff
    Slazenger
    Estusa
    His last single throat racquet, think it's Slazenger???

    Clothing
    Fred Perry
    Sergio Tacchini
    Robert Bruce
    JC Robert Bruce
    Cerruti 1881
    JC Robert Bruce
    Slazenger
    Then ???

    Bjorn Borg

    Donnay Allwoood
    American version???

    Clothing

    Slazenger
    Fila

    John Mcenroe

    Racquets

    Dunlop Maxply
    ???

    Clothing
    Fila
    Sergio Tacchini
    ???

    Guillermo Vilas

    Racquets???

    Clothing

    Fila
    Ellesse

    Ivan Lendl

    Racquets

    Addidas
    Mizuno

    Clothing

    ???
    Addidas
    ???

    Boris Becker

    Racquets

    Puma
    Estusa

    Clothing

    Ellesse
    Lotto
    Fila
     
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  2. gavna

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    For Connors the single shaft stick was the Prince Mono, McEnroe started wearing NIKE in late 1984 and after the Maxply he had the Maxply McEnroe and then the 200G - after that various Dunlop frames. For Borg in the USA and Asia he was using the Bancroft Borg until 1980.
     
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  4. JAY1

    JAY1 Semi-Pro

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    Thank you.
    The one piece of info i'm really trying to find out is for Connors.
    After he finished with Fred Perry & then Sergio Tacchini what brands did he wear before he started wearing Cerruti 1881 in 1980?
    The first one had a logo like an X and the second one was JC?
    Any help from anyone would be very appreciated? Thanks J
     
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    Connors wore Robert Bruce Clothing, most memorably the American flag tennis shirt in which he beat Borg during the 1976 U.S. Open.
     
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  6. JAY1

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    Brilliant! Thank you. Did you watch the match at the time?
    It was a great shirt was it popular at the time?
     
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