Originally Posted by big ted
at his best he would stand on the baseline, refusing to treat playing on a clay court as a clay court
i think people including him consider that final a choke because he was up 2 sets and a break and ended
up losing, all the while his game did drop off a bit
he was 2 sets to one up with a break in the 4th set..its a common myth that mac was up 2 sets and a break in the 3rd..just like the myth that borg walked off court and straight into retirement after u.s open 1981 final..
like it has been said..the closest mac got was 5 points from victory when he missed a volley (just too long) to break lendl and would have meant mac could serve for the championship.