Final AO 1979

BorgCash

Legend
May be of this quite few players used them. At the end of his career Lendl also used overgrip and it also was pink, but i think it was different one.
 

jean pierre

Professional
It wasn't a major. Look at the draw :D

It was. Very good grass players, like McNamara, Dent, Roche, Amaya. And this is a Grand Slam. It's not Vilas's problem if Connors or Borg prefered staying with their family for Christmus. Who is absent is always in the wrong !
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
It was. Very good grass players, like McNamara, Dent, Roche, Amaya. And this is a Grand Slam. It's not Vilas's problem if Connors or Borg prefered staying with their family for Christmus. Who is absent is always in the wrong !
No sorry man, I know you like Vilas but that's a weak draw. The AO in those days wasn't a major, certainly not one of the 4 biggest events of the year. I don't consider 34 year old Roche, who made the 3R (in the only slam he played that year) tough.
 

galain

Hall of Fame
I wonder if the day will ever come when we see zippers reappearing in tennis shorts......
 

jean pierre

Professional
No sorry man, I know you like Vilas but that's a weak draw. The AO in those days wasn't a major, certainly not one of the 4 biggest events of the year. I don't consider 34 year old Roche, who made the 3R (in the only slam he played that year) tough.

Whatever the draw, it was a Grand Slam and absents were wrong.
 

jean pierre

Professional
Yes it was a slam, but it wasn't a major. It had no prestige to draw the top players. Many players would have cleaned up those draws.

A Slam is a major, even if the draw is not great. Because this is history, because there is a lot of pressure, because you have to win during 2 weeks and not only one, because you play on 5 sets and not 3 ... And especially for Vilas, I think that his victories in Australia were greater than his victories in FO or USO, because it was very difficult for him playing good on grass.
 
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