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Old 01-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by kiki View Post
Vilas never beat Borg on fast indoors: Borg defeated him in the 1976 WCT Finals and destroyed him in the 1979 WCT Richmond tournament, in the finals.he had no chance.

well, Vilas beat Borg in the 1975 Masters but Borg lost that match on purpose, as I said before, to avoid facing Nastase in the sf...he faced Ilie in the finals...and, fortunately, was roundly beaten ( Nastase played with him like a toy in front of local Stockholm fans)
Interesting story as to Nastase against Borg. That was 19 year old Borg. I bet that motivated Borg big time. Nastase tried some gamesmanship against Borg in that '76 W final, absolutely to no avail. Borg had become the Angelic Assassin in many ways by then. We know what he did in that '76 Wimbledon tourney. Won it without losing a set and beating Nastase in straight sets on grass, though Nastase was supposed to be the superior "grass court player" and Borg was supposed to be this clay courter primarily. He served and volleyed beautifully and showed no nerves. That was at 20 in his W final!
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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