Originally Posted by BobbyOne
Dan, I doubt also that such a Californian match was played in 1977. The British World Tennis yearbook does not mention it.
But there was a Sydney match where Connors has won 7-5,6-4,6-2 where Muscles gave a magnificent performance, as John Thirsk wrote. Maybe you confused these two matches.
That sounds like the score, all right.
But I watched the match on television, and thought it was in U.S. I remember that Hoad was present and was interviewed, and expressed his disgust with the result in physical terms.
I was quite certain that it was on clay.