AO 1975 final:<><>:Newcombe vs. Connors @ Kooyong [nostalgia]!

01-28-2008, 04:32 PM
For those who aren`t old enough to remember when the Aussie Open was played on grass @ Kooyong:angel:

1975 AO Final:
BTW, 30yrs Newcombe def 22yrs Connors [7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6]:worship::cool:

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Voo de Mar
01-28-2008, 04:56 PM
Thx for posting this :cool: Poor Jimbo couldn't take "challenge" after good lob near the sideline at 4:4 in the tie-break :lol:

01-29-2008, 04:49 AM
You`re welcome Voo de Mar(:>

BTW, the 1975 AO was a bit of a turning point for Connors, & the last hurrah for Newcombe!

***Connors won 3/4 slams in 1974, but then went on to lose 3 slam finals in 75!
#Newcombe @ age 30yrs won his 7th & final slam!

Pat Cash has mentioned how he snuck under a fence, as a schoolboy, to see the 75 AO final without paying~~ cheeky bastard!

I attended the final AO @ Kooyong`s grass in 1987, where Edberg defeated Cash in a gripping 5-set final><..