Guillermo Vilas making it clear in an exhibition that he was World Champion in 1977.

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  1. Vegito

    Vegito Professional

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    Look at this. It is historic. In an exhibition in Buenos Aires in 1994 with Connors, McEnroe and Borg, the journalist Guillermo Salatino presented Guillermo Vilas saying "two times Australian Open Champion, in the years 78 and 79", runner up in 1977. Champion at Roland Garros in 1977, 3 time finalist: 1975, 1978, 1982. Champion of the U.S. Open in 1977. Masters Champion in 1974. Winner of the Grand Prix in 1974, 75 and 77. Ladies and gentlemen, our champion Guillermo Vilas! At that moment, Guillermo enters to the court, quickly greets the three players, goes where the journalist is, takes the microphone and says "and world champion in the 77" and raises the index finger.

    And at the end of an interview with this reporter-after to beat Borg-, I think he was criticizing Argentina Tennis Association saying something like they were not supporting him in their job, in a moment he says "... I know they can have give you this paper which says that, but you know very well that if in the year 77 I was not number one, surely I was not number 2 ... "

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URSd9GnQGSY

    You can see there also some of the match in which Vilas beat Borg 7-5, 7-5 and the match between Connors and McEnroe.

    This is historic.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. robow7

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    I think after viewing that one final point, Borg must have known what country he was in because I'm not sure I've ever seen him push a return and a groundie like that. Ha
     
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  3. Vegito

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    The video has more views. It´s great.
     
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  4. paolo2143

    paolo2143 Rookie

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    Great play by Vilas but it was an exhibition as you said but in the couple of tournament clashes they had Borg won both of them
     
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