Borg d. Gerulaitis 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 This win put Borg up 18-0 in his H2H with Gerulaitis. Borg was broken twice, Gerulaitis 8 times. Vitas did not hold serve at all in the second set. Borg won 91 of 157 points (or 58%). He gave up 27 points on serve and won more points on Gerulaitis’ serve than Vitas did (44 vs. 39). Borg made 51 of 74 first serves (69%). Gerulaitis made 49 of 83 first serves (59%) Borg was serving harder than in the 1978 final, but only for the first set. Late in that set he started spinning in his first serve. Neither man served an ace. Borg had 1 double-fault, Gerulaitis 3. Vitas made two of his doubles on break point. I gave Gerulaitis 3 service winners, in addition to aces. Borg made 33 winners: 12 FH, 6 BH, 5 FHV, 4 BHV, 6 overheads. Gerulaitis made 23 winners: 4 FH, 2 BH, 7 FHV, 5 BHV, 5 overheads. This is the highest rate of winners per game that I have found for Borg so far. Gerulaitis' numbers at net are not surprising, but I was surprised to see Borg with so many volley winners. Two of Borg’s 5 winning forehand volleys were swinging volleys. Borg made four service return winners, but one occurred when Gerulaitis mistakenly let it go by at the net. Three of the returns were passes. Apart from returns, Borg made 9 passing shots (7 FH). Gerulaitis was trying to hit short to Borg and lob him. Borg did not let lobs bounce and failed to put away some overheads; that is how he was broken in the first set. But he eventually found his timing at the net. And Gerulaitis' short balls couldn't quite get away from Borg's forehand. That's why Borg has so few passing shots off the backhand -- Gerulaitis was not employing a conventional strategy of hitting and approaching deep to the backhand. Gerulaitis made two passing shots, and one service return winner – but that one took place when Borg broke his racquet and could do no more than kick the ball. Neither man had a lob winner. Gerulaitis lobbed Borg a lot, but did not topspin it; he was just trying to induce errors.