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Old 03-19-2011, 05:22 AM   #22
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Newk beat the two most feared new comers in 4 sets in two big finals: 1974 WCT vs Borg and 1975 AO vs Connors....had he been like 5 years younger, his rivalries with Borg and Connors, in the second half of the decade, would have been terrific.I think he also played Mac at the 1978 FH Invitational?

Newcombe was a basic part of the chain that linked the old pros of the open era (Laver and Rosewall) and the pros of the golden era (Borg and Connors, later Mac Enroe...)
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