Tennis -- and John McEnroe of the United States won the U.S. Open Championships on Sunday (7 September) -- ending Bjorn borg's hopes of a Grand Slam of the world's major titles.
GV John McEnroe (nearest camera) serving to Bjorn Borg and wins point with overhead PAN TO GV Scoreboard sh??? 5-5 fourth set at Flushing Mead???, New York
GV Borg (at far end) serves and after rally wins point when McEnroe overhits forehand
GV McEnroe (far end) serving to Borg who passes him with a backhand return to win fo???the set 7-5 PAN 10 Scoreboard showing 2 sets all
GV McEnroe (nearest to camera) serving at 5-4 in the fifth set, 30-15, wins points after Borg returns into net
SV Scoreboard showing match point PULL BACK TO GV McEnroe serving and wins with volley off weak service return from Borg, players shake hands and walk off court
GV Crowd on court
GV McEnroe raising trophy to cheers from crowd
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Background: Tennis -- and John McEnroe of the United States won the U.S. Open Championships on Sunday (7 September) -- ending Bjorn borg's hopes of a Grand Slam of the world's major titles. The 21-year-old McEnroe reversed the result of this year's Wimbledon final by defeating the Swede in five sets at Flushing Meadow, New York.
SYNOPSIS: The latter stages of the match - which lasted more than four hours - were played under floodlights. The left-handed American - nearest to camera - was always the more confident player.
But after winning the first two sets McEnroe lost the third in a tie-break and had to battle hard in the fourth.
Briefly, the blond Borg was able to control McEnroe' serve to win the set 7-5, and level the match.
The Wimbledon champion hadn't lost a five set match for almost four years - but this time McEnroe was the steadier.
Match point to McEnroe - and Borg once again fails to handle the left-hander's serve effectively.
McEnroe took his second successive U.S. Open title 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4.
For Borg the U.S. Open Championship remains the only major title he has never won.