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    Match Stats/Report - McEnroe vs Connors, Wimbledon final, 1984

    At the time I thought that was the best I'd ever seen anyone play. He just toyed with him, literally. And I'd seen Connors play matches that were so much worse than he played here. Matches where he was spraying unforced errors all over the place. That was not the case here. Certainly not...
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    Match Stats/Report - Wilander vs Lendl, US Open final, 1988

    Good point. I hadn't thought of it that way. The edge in winners is completely offset by so many more errors. But wow, 48 and 50 more, I don't remember it being that big of a difference in the other matches you guys have done the stats. I've often stated that I thought Lendl was a better...
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    Match Stats/Report - Lendl vs McEnroe, French Open final, 1984

    so much I learn from your stats. Stuff I've either forgotten or maybe never saw that match. Your comment about how much Lendl s/v against Mats. I hadn't remembered him ever doing it that much at the French. I may have to watch this match. My recollection was that Mac's play level fell off...
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    Match Stats/Report - Wilander vs Lendl, US Open final, 1988

    Wow, winning wih 48 less winners. I would imagine that is a real rarity.
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    Stats for 1987 Wimbledon QF(Connors-Pernfors)

    Wow, 6 unreturned serves in 5 sets. When I did the 1977 Wimbledon finals stats, I had Connors with only 9. I've always wondered if I made a mistake because it was so ridiculously low. Maybe not. Never would have expected that many aces or that big an unreturned serve edge for Pernfors. Not...
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    Match Stats/Report - Newcombe vs Connors, Australian Open final, 1975

    Man, I reread my last post before looking at what you said. LOL, could there be any more errors, typos? LOL, clearly I did not proofread that one. First, I'm a slow typist. Second, I have a quastionable keyboard. Let's see if I can cut down some this time. First off, about today's play...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Lendl vs Connors, US Open semi-finals, 1985 & 1987

    Gotta remember, Mcenroe is 24 or 25 then. And the next day starts at 4, not 1. That was not a big concern for me. Hell, I would have picked Connors over Lendl the next day and he was 32. I would have figured that momentum would carry thim through, No, Mcenroe didn't play like he had at...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Lendl vs Connors, US Open semi-finals, 1985 & 1987

    You favored Lendl going into the 1984 final? I mean after the matches were over Saturday, NO, not me. It's not like Lendl beat Cash decisively. He faced, what, 2 match points? I had Mcenroe as a very clear favorite. Not prohibitive, but pretty damn clear favorite. I did think he had a...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Lendl vs Connors, US Open semi-finals, 1985 & 1987

    Pretty lopsided points wise. I hadn't remembered it being that bad. I sure remember Connors limping. Same here with Mcenroe. I thought for sure he'd win. The 5 setter he played Saturday didn't bother me. That was the first match of the day. His 5 setters against Connors in 80 and 84...
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    Match Stats/Report - Newcombe vs Connors, Australian Open final, 1975

    As I said, Connors wasn't Mcenroe bad. But just like with not coming to the net like Laver or Newcombe, that doesn't mean he wasn't bad. Well, Nastae would be another player that I think was tougher on umpires. Is whether he got defaulted the standard? In my mind, it's really abusing the...
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    Match Stats/Report - Newcombe vs Connors, Australian Open final, 1975

    My post has too many characters. Here is part 2 I can give you another time where Connors expresses regret about how he player 78 Wimbledon. You can find it on youtube. A Tony Trabert interview with Connors and Borg after th Pepsi final, where Borg beat him 2 and 3. The video is just of...
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    Match Stats/Report - Newcombe vs Connors, Australian Open final, 1975

    First off, here is the s/v breakdown I have for the 1978 Vitas match. 43 of 50 on 1st serves and 28 of 37 on 2nd. Obviously, this shows that he doesn't fear the Vitas return as much, but the disparity in s/v % between the semis and finals is still glaring. Now, I am absolutely not saying he...
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    Match Stats/Report - Becker vs Connors, Queen's Club final, 1987

    No, that was thw 1981 French. Borg didn't play the tour in 1982. Then he started playing exhibitions and special events later in the year. IIRC, Wilander beat Lendl at the 82 French. Still, he won the Masters and Dallas and made the finals of another grand slam. Also, just skipped...
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    Match Stats/Report - Becker vs Connors, Queen's Club final, 1987

    Don't enjoy knocking Collins because, by all accounts I've ever heard, he was a great guy. Still, didn't make me obliged to agree with everything he said. It was kind of like when Lendl beat Connors 1 and 1, in Cincy, a couple weeks before the 82 US Open. When they asked Connors about it...
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    Match Stats/Report - Becker vs Connors, Queen's Club final, 1987

    I don't want to misrepresent Collins. I don't recall him saying he was awful, but I thought he let Lendl's reputation at net influence more than the way he was actually volleying. I seem to recall the word uncomfortable more than awful. Meanwhile, I think he's been volleying well to very well...
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