Originally Posted by Goosehead
hmm july 1984..hot sunny day, when connors was destroyed in the wimbledon final..
connors was nearly 32 yrs old..was he tired ??..or just couldnt cope with megamac ??..or an off day for connors..??
all of the above, I would suspect. Although, in retrospect, I think he was trying to play Mac a bit too aggressively (serving & volleying) and getting slaughtered. He needed to find a way to slow it all down, perhaps let Mac, come down to Earth a bit. Maybe get into Mac's head a bit. But that never happened.
Mac was just playing too well that season. He creamed Connors a week earlier at Queen's as well. It was unusual for him to beat Jimmy THAT easily on a fast grass surface....he was playing some phenomenal tennis.