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  1. RaulRamirez

    Fun Thread, I Hope...If You Can Be Any Player for One Match...

    (from the hypothetical to the fantastic) If you could be any player in history for one match -- and experience his/her game and emotions firsthand, who would it be. Which specific match/venue? It could be current or past, a dominating performance or a very close match, your favorite player, or...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs McEnroe, Wimbledon final, 1980

    Bjorn Borg beat John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7(16), 8-6 in the Wimbledon final, 1980 on grass It was Borg's 5th Wimbledon title in a row and McEnroe's first final at the event. The two would go onto meet again in the following years final, with McEnroe winning Borg won 192 points...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Connors, Wimbledon final, 1977

    Bjorn Borg beat Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final, 1977 on grass Borg was the defending champion and he would go onto to win the next 3 editions also, including with wins over Connors in the following years final and the semi the year after Borg won 155 points...
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    Karatsev to become the most efficient Grand Slam player of all-time

    Big things are going to happen. Grand Slam win-loss rate active players marked with an asterisk (as it stands after 2021 RG 1R) 1. Borg 141-16 89.8 2. *Nadal 287-40 87.8 3. *Djokovic 304-45 87.1 4. *Federer 363-59 86.0 5. *Karatsev 6-1 85.7 6. Laver 45-8 84.9 7. Sampras 203-38 84.2 8. Rosewall...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Borg vs Hrebec & Borg vs Kodes, Davis Cup final rubbers, 1975

    Bjorn Borg (Sweden) beat Jiri Hrebec (Czechoslovakia) 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 in a Davis final rubber, 1979 on carpet in Stockholm, Sweden The rubber gave Sweden a 1-0 lead in the match. They would go onto win 3-2, with Borg clinching victory at 3-1 by beating Jan Kodes Borg won 84 points, Hrebec 50...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Lendl, French Open final, 1981

    Bjorn Borg beat Ivan Lendl 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 in the French Open final, 1981 on clay It was Borg's 4th title in a row at the event, his 6th overall and would turn out to be his last Slam title and participation at the French Open. Lendl was playing his first Slam final Borg won...
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    Match Stats/Report - McEnroe vs Borg, US Open final, 1980

    John McEnroe beat Bjorn Borg 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-7(5), 5-7, 6-4 in the US Open final, 1980 on hard court McEnroe was the defending champion. The two players had recently met in the Wimbledon final with Borg winning in 5 sets. The 2 would go onto play the final the following year also...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Pecci, French Open, 1979

    Bjorn Borg beat Victor Pecci 6-3, 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-4 in the French Open final, 1979 on clay It was Borg's 4th title at the event and 2nd in a row and Pecci's only Slam final. Borg would follow up by winning Wimbledon shortly after, giving him a second consecutive 'Channel Slam', which...
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    Match Stats/Report - McEnroe vs Borg, US Open final, 1981

    John McEnroe beat Bjorn Borg 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in the US Open final, 1981 on hard court The win gave McEnroe his third consecutive title at the event and was Borg's 4th runner-up finish. McEnroe had recently also beaten Borg in the Wimbledon final. This would turn out to be...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Tanner, Wimbledon final, 1979

    Bjorn Borg beat Roscoe Tanner 6-7(4), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final, 1979 on grass It was Borg's 4th consecutive title at the event. Tanner was the 5th seed and this would be his sole final Borg won 167 points, Tanner 152 Borg serve-volleyed more than half the time off...
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    Match Stats/Report - Arrese vs Borg, Monte Carlo first round, 1991

    Jordi Arrese beat Bjorn Borg 6-2, 6-3 in the Monte Carlo first round, 1991 on clay Arrese would lose in the next round but go onto win his next tournament in Madrid. He would win the Silver medal for Spain at the Olympics the following year in Barcelona. This was Borg's first official...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Borg vs McEnroe, Masters semi-final & round robin, 1979 & 1980

    Bjorn Borg beat John McEnroe 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(1) in the Year End Championship (Masters) semi-final, 1979 on carpet in New York, USA Borg would go onto win the event for the first time, beating Vitas Gerulaitis in the final. McEnroe was the defending champion Borg won 120 points, McEnroe...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Gerulaitis, Wimbledon semi-final, 1977

    Bjorn Borg beat Vitas Gerulaitis 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 1977 on grass Borg was the defending champion and would go onto beat Jimmy Connors in the final to claim the second of his ultimate 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles. Gerulaitis would return to the semis...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Borg vs Laver & Borg vs Ashe, WITC rubber, 1976

    Bjorn Borg beat Rod Laver 6-3, 7-5 in a World Invitational Tennis Classic rubber, 1976 on green clay in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA The event featured 8 players (4 men, 4 women) playing a combination of singles and doubles matches with a points system to determine the winner. First prize...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Gerulaitis, French Open final, 1980

    Bjorn Borg beat Vitas Gerulaitis 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in the French Open final, 1980 on clay It was Borg's 3rd title in a row at the event and 5th overall. He would go onto add a 4th and 6th respectively the following year. Borg dropped just 38 games in winning the tournament and never more than 4 in...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Connors vs Borg, US Open final, 1978 & semi-final, 1981

    Jimmy Connors beat Bjorn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the US Open final, 1978 on hard court It was the first year the tournament had been played at Flushing Meadows and on hard court and this was Connors' 3rd title and 5th consecutive final. He had previously beaten Borg in the final 2 years ago and...
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    Match Stats/Report - Connors vs Borg, US Open final, 1976

    Jimmy Connors beat Bjorn Borg 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(9), 6-4 in the US Open final, 1976 at Forest Hills, NY on green clay It was second of Connors' Open Era record 5 US open title, and he had been runner-up the previous year. Borg, the Wimbledon champion, was playing the first of his 4 finals at the...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Vilas, French Open final, 1978

    Bjorn Borg beat Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 in the French Open final, 1978 on clay It was Borg's 3rd title at the event and first in 3 years. He won the tournament without loss of set and for the loss of an Open Era record low 32 games. Vilas was the defending champion had had previously lost...
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    Stats for 1978 RG final (Borg-Vilas)

    Borg d. Vilas 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 The match lasted 1 hour 49 minutes. By my count, there were 133 points. Borg won 84, Vilas 49 (so Borg got 63% of the points). Borg gave up 22 points on serve and won more points on Vilas’ serve than Vilas himself did (38 to 27). Borg had 0 aces and 1...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Connors, Wimbledon final, 1978

    Bjorn Borg beat Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final, 1978 on grass It was Borg's third title in a row at the venue and he'd beaten Connors in five sets in the previous final. Connors was ranked 1, Borg 3 at the time according to commentary Borg won 105 points, Connors 77 Borg...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Nastase, Wimbledon final, 1976

    Bjorn Borg beat Ilie Nastase 6-4, 6-2, 9-7 in the Wimbledon final, 1976 on grass It was the first of 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles for Borg and would remain the only instance in the Open Era of a player winning the event without loss of set until 2017. Nastase had also not dropped a set en...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs McEnroe, Suntory Cup Invitational semi-final, 1983

    Bjorn Borg beat John McEnroe 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the Suntory Cup Invitational semi-final, 1983 on carpet in Tokyo, Japan Borg, the defending champion, would go onto lose the final to Jimmy Connors. This was the last match the two played. McEnroe would go onto finish the year ranked number 1 Borg...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Vilas, Suntory Cup Invitational final, 1982

    Bjorn Borg beat Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-2 in the Suntory Cup Invitational final, 1982 on carpet in Tokyo, Japan Borg had previously won this 4-man invitational event in 1978. He had just begun his unofficial retirement from official tournaments earlier in the year Borg won 53 points, Vilas 30...
  24. RaulRamirez

    The Big 3 Have Won 50 of the last 58 majors: Which trio is the next best...

    ...over those many matches -- essentially 14.5 years? Starting with Rafa's first major win (2005 RG) the three GOATs have won 50 of the last 58. It's yet to be determined if Rafa can take it to 51/59. Perhaps, I shouldn't spoil the question, but within the OE, I wanted to see which other trio...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Panatta, Bastad final, 1974

    Bjorn Borg beat Adriano Panatta 6-3, 6-0, 6-7(2), 6-3 in the Bastad final, 1974 on clay Borg had recently won his first titles in Rome and French Open Borg won 132 points, Panatta 101 Serve Stats Borg... - 1st serve percentage (66/123) 54% - 1st serve points won (43/66) 65% - 2nd serve...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Gottfried, Boca Raton semi-final, 1978

    Bjorn Borg beat Brian Gottfried 6-2, 6-4 in the Boca Raton semi final, 1978 on green clay Borg would go onto beat Jimmy Connors in the final to defend his title, while Gottfried had just come off a career best year in 1977. Tournament winner received $125,000, a record for tennis according to...
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    Match Stats/Report - Connors vs Borg, Richmond Indoor exhibition 1982

    Jimmy Connors beat Bjorn Borg 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in an indoor exhibition match in Richmond, Virginia, 1982 on carpet Connors had just recently won Wimbledon while Borg had been off the tour for virtually the year Connors won 120 points, Borg 118 (Note: I'm missing an unknown number of points...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs McEnroe, Stockholm final, 1980

    Bjorn Borg beat John McEnroe 6-3, 6-4 in the Stockholm final, 1980 on indoor carpet @krosero previously posted brief stats for this match https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/watch-this-match.395868/#post-7618818 , as well as a fascinating analysis of the two players' rivalry...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Newcombe, WITC 1977

    Bjorn Borg beat John Newcombe 6-2 6-4 in a match that was part of the World Invitational Tennis Classic 1977 on green clay It was an exhibition tournament featuring 8 players (4 men, 4 women), with each player playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches and the winner being the player to...
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    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Vilas, Monte Carlo final 1980

    Bjorn Borg beat Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-0, 6-2 in the final of Monte Carlo 1980 on clay court Borg won 84 points, Vilas 42 Serve Stats Borg.... - 1st serve percentage (31/58) 53% - 1st serve points won (20/31) 65% - 2nd serve points won (19/27) 70% - Aces 1, Service Winners 1 - Double Faults 2...
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