American Jimmy Connors' constant aggression won through against Sweden's Bjorn Borg to take him into the final of the United States Open at Forest Hills, New York, on Saturday (6 September).
TV Borg (nearest camera) serves to Connors - ball goes out, Borg loses point and first set
SV & CU Crowd and scoreboard (3 shots)
TV Second set point, Borg's lob goes out
SV Scoreboard (7-5, 7-5) and crowd (2 shots)
TV Match point, Borg serves and hits ball into net after rally, players shake hands at net and leave court.
TV ZOOM OUT Cawley (nearest) serves to Evert; Cawley wins long rally and first set
SV Crowd applaud
TV ZOOM OUT Match point, Cawley serves, Evert wins; players shake hands and walk off
CU Final scoreboard (5-7, 6-4, 6-4)
TV ZOOM IN Evert with trophy
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Background: American Jimmy Connors' constant aggression won through against Sweden's Bjorn Borg to take him into the final of the United States Open at Forest Hills, New York, on Saturday (6 September).
The 19-year-old Borg, rated Europe's finest clay court players, several times managed to break Connors' service after he had lost his own but Connors' greater strength earned him a 7-5, 7-5, 7-5 victory.
Borg played through the two and a half-hour game with his racket hand raw from blisters - but at no time did he give any indication that he was suffering from any discomfort. He came back from 4-1 down in the last set to level the games at 5-5, but as in previous sets he was unable to hold on despite saving five match points.
In the women's final played later in the evening, Connors's ex-fiances 20-year-old Chris Evert from Florida also proved too strong for Australian opponent Evonne Cawley (formerly Goolagong).
Mrs. Cawley took the first set 7-5 but Miss Evert came back into the game and the crucial points always seemed to go her way. Miss Evert won her 84th consecutive match on clay but her first ever U.S. open title 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.