Stats for 1980 Masters (Borg-McEnroe)

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  1. Moose Malloy

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    This was played in January 1981(but technically counted for the 1980 season)

    Borg d McEnroe 6-4,6-7(3-7),7-6(7-2)

    McEnroe had 40 non-service winners: 1 fh, 5 bh, 23 fhv, 8 bhv, 3 ov
    Borg had 31: 10 fh, 12 bh, 3 fhv, 3 bhv, 3 ov

    Winners by set
    Borg: 6, 10, 15
    Mac: 13, 16, 11

    Mac had 5 aces, 7 doubles
    Borg had 3 aces, 3 doubles

    Mac was 61 of 107 on 1st serves or 57%
    Borg was 74 of 116 or 64%

    Mac had 31 unreturned serves, of which I judged 7 as service winners
    Borg had 24 unreturned serves, of which I judged 3 as service winners

    Mac had 3 passing shot winners, Borg 18

    Mac was 2 of 6 on break points, Borg 3 of 8

    here is part of an article on this tournament that appeared in SI:

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1124137/3/index.htm

    here is a clip showing Borg's arguing & penalty points, courtesy krosero:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVwPAOpFweY
     
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  2. CyBorg

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    That article was bang on about Borg's floppy shirt. Goes to show that even Bjorn's fashion sense was deserting him around this time.
     
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  3. krosero

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    More from the Washington Post:

     
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    Getting rid of the Masters was a huge mistake. This tourney was the third most important behind the US Open and Wimbledon back in the day
     
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  5. krosero

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    I hadn't noticed this before, but that's an astounding number of winners from McEnroe's forehand volley.

    Might be interesting to look over some of our previous stats, for his stronger side at net. In the 1980 W final, he had more from the FH side, but in '81 it was his BH.
     
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  6. krosero

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    In these 36 games, they played only 3 points fewer than in the 33 games I saw in the previous year’s semifinal.

    In this year, compared to the previous year:

    Borg’s first-serve percentage was one point higher, McEnroe’s 6 points higher. Borg had 1 less ace, McEnroe 1 more. Borg had 2 fewer doubles, McEnroe 6 more. Borg drew 7 more return errors, McEnroe 9 more.

    And Borg had 16 fewer non-service winners, McEnroe 5 more.
     
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  7. Kirko

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    Yes !!!!!!! that and the Alan King Classic my very very favs. you're right winnning it was really up there like a forest hills or wimbledon. it was awesome.
     
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  8. borg number one

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    Thanks for the stats on this match also Krosero. Looks like in both the Jan. 80 and Jan.81 matches, Borg had about 63-64% for his first serve %, which is so important. McEnroe is trying to get to net on every point, but Borg is defending great and also making many trips to the net as well to end points of his own. You can hear that NY big crowd (19,000+ in Madison Square Garden) just roaring as they watch great tennis between "Johnny Mac" and the "The Iceman". Great atmosphere.

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    The video clip posted earlier by Krosero on YT:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVwPAOpFweY (Borg argung a call here.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpgAKQ3dQfg (a couple of minutes of additional footage in this YT clip)
     
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  9. jrepac

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    NYC Masters

    Fun reading this...I truly miss the Masters, and the old "Virginia Slims" for that matter...who really cared if Philip Morris was the sponsor, I didn't ! :twisted:

    they moved stuff over to Germany and then to China...are you freaking kidding me?

    there was something special about the tradition of playing in the Garden..

    even when the women took up at the Staples Center in LA, it was never quite the same...
     
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  10. borg number one

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    Hey Jrepac, did you see this one as well? (See the '79 Masters final, played in Jan. 1980, McEnroe vs. Borg, Borg won 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 in this final. Krosero has a stats thread on this match as well. There are 13 parts to this match on YT now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cgGZreEaXw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhbIcGwqk8s&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCAS3FjJvFI&feature=related
     
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  11. krosero

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    Borg essentially won this match with his first serve, in the final tiebreak.

    Borg made 7 of 10 first serves in the two tiebreaks (70%). By tiebreak:

    2 of 5 (he lost 1 of the 2 on an overrule)
    5 of 5 (he won 4)

    McEnroe made 4 of 7 first serves in the two tiebreaks (57%). By tiebreak:

    2 of 3 (he won all 3 of those pts. and won his remaining 2 service pts. on penalties)
    2 of 4 (he won only 1 service point, on a first serve)

    Borg really took the final tiebreak at 2-3 with a backhand return of McEnroe’s first serve that sent John to the carpet, putting Bjorn up a mini-break. After that McEnroe was still attacking but made two unforced errors to end the match (in my judgment those were the only UE’s by either player).
     
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  12. kiki

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    Borg rated his 79 rr match vs Connors as second best after his Dallas semi vs Laver
     
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