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Old 10-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #9
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McEnroe won 116 of 180 points on serve (or 64%). He won 79 of 105 points on first serve (or 75%) and 37 of 75 on second (or 49%).

Borg won 97 of 165 points on serve (or 59%). He won 53 of 78 points on first serve (or 68%) and 44 of 87 on second (or 51%).
Success on serve in rallies of 2 or more good shots:

McEnroe 53% on first serve (29/55) and 34% on second (16/47).
Borg 58% on first serve (35/60) and 52% on second (37/71).

Those numbers work out to McEnroe winning only 44% of the time (45 of 102 points) when his serve was returned.

So really, again, what won him the match was the large number of return errors that he drew from Borg.
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