Originally Posted by Moose Malloy
how was his 1st serve success when the return was put in play?
He mostly got killed when his 1st serve was returned: won only 9 of 31 points (29%). When his second serve was returned he won 24 of 56 (43%).
Connors won 30 of 50 when his 1st serve was returned (60%), and 16 of 37 on his 2nd (43%).
Tanner was excellent, by contrast, when his 1st serve was returned by Borg in the '79 final: he won 28 of 47 such points, or 60%.