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Re: Tie-break's stuff

I saw yesterday one of the most intriguing tie-breaks in tennis history from Wimbledon final 1980 - B.Borg def. J.McEnroe 1-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(16) 8-6.

Borg had double match point on serve in the 4th set at 5:4 (40-15) but McEnroe saved match points with passing-shots from both angles.

Here is the progress of this famous tie-break:
1:0 McEnroe
2:1 Borg
3:2 McEnroe
4:3 Borg
5:4 Borg *
6:5 Borg
7:6 Borg * (The Swede on the ground)
8:7 McEnroe * (The American on the ground)
9:8 McEnroe
10:9 Borg
11:10 Borg * (McEnroe hit a lucky netcord )
12:11 Borg
13:12 McEnroe
14:13 McEnroe * (a minimal volley-out from comfortable position)
15:14 McEnroe
16:15 McEnroe * (nightmarish volley by BigMac)
17:16 McEnroe
and finally the end of the set after volley-error by Borg

Borg wasted 7 match points in this set, McEnroe converted his 7th set point.

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