hello tennis fans everywhere,
this message i write is aimed more toward the collectors and purists
who appreciate the way tennis used to be played in the late seventies/early
eighties and the personalities back then.
For a number of years i've had the view and hope that the relevant
marketers who produce commercial home videos (now dvds) of yearly
highlights, retrospective biographs, and coaching materials ought to be
including complete versions on many-a-classic match (prefably before
the original mastertapes deteriates).
Things have slowly started to improve in this area and classic games
such as 1980 and 1981 Wimbledon finals (which is what i asked about 14
years ago) has been released. But what's going on with the other grand
slams? Anyone know the answer?
I know Wimnbledon releases is handled by B.B.C and to a degree, transworld
international. Last week i tried to drop B.B.C info a line about putting
out other matches from 1977 Wimbledon -some years ago they did 1977
mens Borg vs Gerulaitis semifinal (180 minutes).
Two matches i mentioned to them were-
1977 second semifinal; Connors def McEnroe, 6-3,6-3,4-6,6-4
1977 final; Borg def Connors, 3-6,6-2,6-1,5-7,6-4
Hoping to hear what other collectors has to say. Meanwhile if
you wish to e-mail the BBC in England about these or anyother requests
you have as part of their commercially produced,
classic matches series you can try
the following e email@example.com
Your requests might impress upon them to release more matches as
there are many, many enthusiasts that would derive enjoyment of seeing
again famous matches from the slams.
robt has spoken