Originally Posted by ubi1
Exactly its a shame Humans weren't clever enough to invent colour and good HD quality back then .
Ha Ha, good one ubi1. Not clever enough to invent those things out of almost nothing close back then I suppose (analog vs. digital, etc.). They were working with what they did have of course. No Tennis Channel marketing either. Yet, one thing was that back then you had big matches squarely in prime time and on the major networks. That's not so true these days in many places. As time passes, there will be more and more old video that will be reformatted and reissued though. There's probably a business opportunity in doing so.
Here's new footage on YT from the 1979 Wimbledon SF with Borg vs. Connors. Connors won 7 games in this SF match (just as in the '78 W final versus Connors).