Originally Posted by borg number one
The three channel slams when the grass was faster was impressive.
(versus Lendl who was playing with a graphite frame in the Jan. 81 final)
This is a interesting indoor match versus Lendl. Borg went 5-0 in Jan. 80/Jan. 81 against McEnroe, Lendl, and Connors to take both the 1980 and 1981 YEC tourneys, played at NY's MSG. It was the fourth biggest tournament around in those days.
(versus McEnroe at the same tournament in the SF the year before. Jan. 1980)
(watch his movement in particular versus Connors! Thanks Krosero.)
Bjorn' runs at 79 and 80 Masters still stun me and are among sport history greatest
In 1979 he defeated on fast indoors world n5 Tanner, n2 Connors, n3 Mc Enroe and n4 Gerulaiitis on four successive days and lost a set to Connors and a set to Mc Enroe in two of the best ever indoor matches
In 1980 he started beating n5 Clerc... and in succession he proceeded to beat n2 Mc Enroe n3 Connors and n4 Lendl.Again losing a set to Mc Enroe in thar epic match with Borg being the bad guy and Mc the perfect sportsman, and another set to Connors in a great match
Many here have rated Connors, Lendl and Mc Enroe in open era top ten...well Bjorn beat them one after the other on a courts perfectly suited to them...