View Single Post
Old 03-22-2007, 11:13 AM   #4
Moose Malloy
Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,752
Default

that's funny, I was just recently watching several Borg matches & took my own stats as far as how often he S&Ved(don't have them with me, but will get back to you with them later)

from memory:

1973 QF vs Roger Taylor(a 5 set loss) 17 year old Borg S&Ved on virtually every first & second serve.

1976 Final vs Nastase-Borg S&Ved on every first serve, very few 2nds

1977 Final vs Connors-Borg mixed it up, not S&V on firsts as much as vs Nastase(guess that Connors return made him wary), never came in on a 2nd

1979 Final vs Tanner-just watched the 5th set, was an interesting pattern. Borg didn't S&V on any 2nd serves, but when he came in on firsts he won almost every point. a few games he didn't S&V at all & those were the toughest games to hold(maybe he was nervous, so he decided to stay back, which almost cost him the match, since Tanner was attacking relentlessly)
Moose Malloy is offline   Reply With Quote