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Old 12-10-2011, 05:51 AM   #1081
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Originally Posted by kiki View Post
Of course, he should have been allowed to defend his FO title and his great prestige at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows.I never understood that rule that can only exist because of the political fight that you very properly have detailled in your post.

Exos were the only opportunity for Borg tot est himself against his old time rivals, he did pretty well but, to compete with them, he had to give much more than just an ocassional show up at the Slams.You could see a big difference.
Thanks Kiki. I absolutely agree with you on all of your post. Borg would have definitely had to going "full bore" to regain his foothold in terms of practice and match play, but a slight adjustment relative to his past play/training was what he was contemplating through 1982. He was contemplating fewer "non-major" tourneys and a real focus on the FO, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open.
Bjorn Borg defied analysis. No one could manufacture a man that won 6 French Open and 5 straight Wimbledon titles. - Andrew Longmore
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