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Old 10-27-2011, 06:25 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by pc1 View Post
I guess this points to some evidence that Borg's passing shots and ability off the ground was pretty amazing.
Definitely, he had a ton of passes here.

Originally Posted by pc1 View Post
It would have been interesting if Borg and McEnroe played on red clay. McEnroe is pretty good on red clay but how would he do if his great serve's effectiveness was somewhat lessened by the red clay.

A person would tend to think Borg would win easily but who knows, especially when a person remembers how superbly McEnroe played in the first two sets against Lendl in the 1984 French Open final.
In his form of '84 Mac could have beaten anyone, though in a best of 5 at RG you'd still have to go with Borg.

In '80 or '81 it could easily have gone in straights to Borg. All these big, tight matches that they were playing were on fast surfaces -- grass, DecoTurf, the carpet at the Garden. The hard courts at the Canadian Open were somewhat slower than Flushing, and their match up there went to Borg 6-3, 6-3. In late '80 they met at the Stockholm Open on a unusually slow type of carpet; the New York Times said it "played no faster than clay"; and that one went to Borg 6-3, 6-4.
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