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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 12:46 AM
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Re: Laver's Biggest Dissapointment - 1972 WCT Finals

Originally Posted by tennisvideos View Post
A great article and what a match it must have been! I have only seen the 30 minute highlight package from the finals.
Incredible match, indeed! I was rooting for Ken, but thought for sure he would lose that tie breaker. Those returns of his were like a blur but so stunning. Ken, at 37, was indeed exhausted and could barely lift the trophy. No doubt it was one of the greatest wins over Laver in his career, but as Bud Collins said, Rod might dominate Ken in the smalller tournaments but Ken would usually win the big events. I, like many others, became totally hooked on tennis that day. I did not see the match the year before, in which Ken won in 4 close sets.
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