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Old 11-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by krosero View Post
Many felt that Lendl should have beaten Connors in their two USO finals
Connors was definitely just the stronger player in 82. In 83 it appeared Lendl choked when he served for the 3rd set and didnt win another game, but Connors raised his game and probably would have been able to come back and win even had Lendl stayed on course. Connors owned Lendl until late 1984. He was just a bad matchup for Lendl and had no problem dealing with his baseline power and dishing it back. Only when he really aged and slowed, and Lendl improved his tactical game, could he begin to beat Connors more than once in awhile.
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