Originally Posted by Stuart S
I think Connors' image had taken a bit of a knock Down Under the year before.
When he crushed Rosewall at Wimbledon in '74, Connors at the after-match press conference said something like, "I know Ken is the old sentimental favourite. But the thing about today, gentlemen, is that I was just unbelievable out there". And before the match, he'd apparently said, "I'll be going out there to squash him." It was comments like these that made the Australian press, to say the least, very wary of Connors. "Connors typifies a generation that tips its hat to no man," they said.
So maybe Connors was trying to make amends for this.
Connors also said..." I have seen people pitty Rosewall and see him win in the fifth set".A pretty realistic approach IMO
" And when the bullied american saved his three death penalties, the steeled arm of the young swede began to shiver like it never did before"