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Old 03-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by timnz View Post
In these two places it says that Borg had a 49 match winning streak.

"It was Borg’s first defeat in 50 matches"

Talking about Vilas......" 46-match all-surface winning streak, third all-time behind Björn Borg's records of 49 and 48 consecutive matches won"

But here it says that Borg best streak was 43 matches

"On the list of open era winning streaks, Borg is third (43 consecutive tour matches in 197, tied with Novak Djokovic"

The 43 streak is what I have heard about before.

Apparently Borg was undefeated between early March 1978 and early September 1978 - where this 49 match streak happened apparently.

So what is it? 49 or 43......??

And what is this 48 streak mentioned also.
Here is something from The Montreal Gazette the day after Vilas beat Borg in the Nations Cup (1980):
The defeat ruined Borg’s chance of equaling Vilas’ record of winning 50 straight singles matches in 1977.

Borg had a string of 49, starting September 6, 1979 during the U.S. Open.

In 22 matches, Vilas and Borg played against each other, the Swede has won 17 and Vilas five.
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