This was Rosewall’s famous comeback from match point down: 6-8, 4-6, 9-8 (8-6), 6-1, 6-3. There are few complete Rosewall matches on the internet, most of them losses. He was obviously far from his prime here, but I think the second set gives some idea of what he must have been capable of. He was down 1-5, and won three straight games with 11 winners. Smith was hitting deep volleys and I expected Rosewall to return them into the net, but he kept picking them up with control and accuracy and flicking them for winners. By the fourth and fifth sets he didn't look especially tired, but I thought his best stuff was in that second set. Smith looked relieved to close out the set on his next attempt. Smith did look somewhat tired in the fifth set, but I don't think stamina was an issue in the third when he had his match point. He came back from 0-4 down in the tiebreak to hold the match point at 6-5, but he put two consecutive Rosewall serves into the net to fall back set point. Rosewall was 39, Smith 27. I thought in the early stages of the match that Smith may have been serving harder than in the 1972 final. The following are my own stats. Note: my copy stalls for 11 seconds as Smith is about to serve at double set point in the first set. I’ve credited him with one point, and a first serve, but I didn't mark him down as hitting a winner. Rosewall won 179 points overall, Smith 163. SERVICE Rosewall won 113 of 163 points on his serve (or 69%). Smith won 113 of 179 points on his serve (or 63%). Smith held 10 consecutive times to open the match. Rosewall held 15 consecutive times to close out the match. Rosewall served at 61%, making 99 of 163 first serves. Smith served at 71%, making 128 of 179 first serves. Rosewall’s percentages by set: 63, 66, 53, 69, 61. Smith's percentages by set: 67, 72, 73, 63, 71 Rosewall had no aces. He made 38 unreturned serves, of which I judged 5 as service winners. Smith had 3 aces. He made 44 other unreturned serves, of which I judged 9 as service winners. Rosewall committed 9 double-faults (though none in the last two sets). Smith committed 8. Rosewall converted 6 of 11 break points. In the first three sets he saw only four break points and converted two of them. Smith converted 4 of 7 break points. After breaking Rosewall in the first game of the third set he earned no more break points. Rosewall got his first serve into play on 6 of 7 break points (or 86% of the time). Smith got his first serve into play on 8 of 11 break points (or 73% of the time). WINNERS Rosewall hit 57 clean winners apart from service: 12 FH, 8 BH, 12 FHV, 18 BHV, 7 overheads. Smith hit 43 clean winners apart from service: 5 FH, 8 BH, 12 FHV, 8 BHV, 10 overheads. Rosewall's winners by set: 11, 14, 16, 11, 5 Smith's winners by set: 14, 9, 8, 3, 9 Rosewall’s forehand, not his backhand, was the ground stroke with the most winners, between the two men. And his backhand volley was the winningest stroke of the match. Rosewall made 4 service return winners, all passes: two from each wing. He had 12 other passing shots, six from each wing -- and one FH lob in addition to those. Smith made no service return winners. But he made 10 passing shots – eight from the backhand. ERRORS (forced and unforced) Subtracting the aces and clean winners from the total points won: Rosewall made 117 total errors. Of those I counted 44 return errors and 9 double-faults. That leaves him making 64 errors in points that had at least a successful return, that is, in rallies. Smith made 123 total errors. Of those I counted 38 return errors and 8 double-faults. That leaves him making 77 errors in rallies.