Newcombe d. Rosewall 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Newcombe was 26, Rosewall 35. Rosewall had lost two previous Wimbledon finals, to Drobny and Hoad. In the Open Era he had so far made two Slam finals, both at the French Open with Laver. Rosewall was staying back generally on second serves. Kramer thought he should come in because Newcombe was taking it to come in himself. The following are my own counts. Newcombe won 158 points overall, Rosewall 143. SERVICE Newcombe won 100 of 158 points on his serve (or 63%). Rosewall won 85 of 143 points on his serve (or 59%). It’s just a coincidence that each man served as many points as he won in the match overall; that’s how the numbers worked out. Newcombe served at 54%, making 85 of 158 first serves. Rosewall served at 61%, making 87 of 143 first serves. (Another instance of the winner serving more points than the loser). Newcombe had 6 aces [one on a 2nd serve] and 7 double-faults. Rosewall had 2 aces and 11 double-faults. Newcombe served 28 other unreturned serves, of which I judged 3 as service winners. Rosewall served 28 other unreturned serves, of which I judged none as a service winner. Newcombe converted 6 of 14 break points (43%). Rosewall converted 3 of 18 break points (17%). Newcombe made his first serve on 11 of 18 break points (61%). Rosewall made his first serve on 8 of 14 break points (57%). Newcombe won 100 of 158 points on his serve (or 63%). Rosewall won 85 of 143 points on his serve (or 59%). Newcombe won 158 points overall, Rosewall 143. WINNERS Newcombe hit 56 clean winners apart from service: 9 FH, 6 BH, 16 FHV, 12 BHV, 13 overheads. Rosewall hit 38 clean winners apart from service: 5 FH, 12 BH, 6 FHV, 9 BHV, 6 overheads. Newcombe’s rate of winners over the course of the 45 games is not far below Laver’s in the 1969 final. He has a lot of volley/smash winners, in fact close to a rate of 1 per game, not far behind Gerulaitis and McEnroe against Borg in 1977 and 1981, respectively (at Wimbledon). Rosewall, in terms of winners, had a similar performance in his five-set loss earlier in 1970 to Laver in Sydney. Newcombe hit 7 service return winners (two when Rosewall misjudged them). Six were passes. In addition he hit 6 passing shots, three from each side. Rosewall hit 9 service return winners, all passes. In addition he hit 8 passing shots – five from the backhand. Neither man hit a lob winner. ERRORS (forced and unforced) Subtracting the aces and clean winners from the total points won: Newcombe made 103 total errors. Of those I counted 28 return erros and 7 double-faults. That leaves him making 68 errors in points that had at least a successful return, that is, in rallies. Rosewall made 96 total errors. Of those I counted 28 return errors and 11 double-faults. That leaves him making 57 errors in rallies.