Thread: John Newcombe
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #56
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He and Kodes had always long, tight matches as the two warriors they were.In the 69 FO quarters, Kodes pounded him so much he couldn´t leave the therapeut, even if he won (IĦOkker defeated him easily next day).

They also had a magnificient DC match, over 5 sets on the Australian grass.Kodes beat him in the 71 USO and Newcombe got sweet revenge in the final of that event a couple of years later.
Kodes always pulled Newk to the tight end, and only his legendary ability to win in the fifth set kept him going...
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