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Old 11-20-2007, 04:52 AM   #22
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Connors turned himself into an enemy with the Wim crowd that year 1977, when he missed the Centenary parade on the first day, to train on another court with Nastase. The thumb injury (not on the racket hand, only problem was the dh) was made a big deal by the press, but it didn't hamper Connors that much. In the final Connors started on the highest gear. Gordon Forbes in his book described it as self destructive. He couldn't hold his form, and surged back only late in the fourth. Borg then ran away with a 4-0 lead,only to have connors climbing back. Borg himself said, that a Connors double at 4 all in the fifth was the last turning point, because Connors gave away the momentum.
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