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A few thoughts on the Bjorn Borg victory over John McEnroe in the 1980 @wimbledon men's #tennis final #WimbledonRecreated

Just like the @DetroitPistons had to lose playoff series to @celtics before winning @NBA finals & @chicagobulls had to lose to the Pistons before defeating
them & becoming the champions & @stanwawrinka had to lose some epic 5-setters in Grand Slams before breaking through to defeat @DjokerNole & @RafaelNadal & @rogerfederer en route to his Grand Slam victories, McEnroe took a rough beat, especially when he dropped the 2nd set
despite all of those opportunities. His grit in the 4th & 5th sets proved to everyone, most especially himself, that he should hold the #Wimbledon trophy, and indeed he did, several times.

This should encourage @ThiemDomi, who has come close to winning a grand slam. IMO, he's
most likely to be the next new Grand Slam winner. After his slugfest matches with @djokernole & @RafaelNadal, he must be certain he belongs.

I had forgotten completely that @bjornborg served for the match in the 4th set, with 2 match points, & had several more match points in
the epic 4th set tiebreaker, which McEnroe won. That he was able to keep his cool & win the 5th set is a testimony to his incredible grit.

John McEnroe, Sr, may he rest in peace, looked like he was suffering from multiple levels of gastrointestinal & cardiovascular stress during
the match.

In the end, John McEnroe wasn't as fit as Bjorn Borg & may have had too much match time prior to final, so he couldn't find the energy to attack in the 5th set. Nevertheless, what a match!
This sequence of defeat & then victory make competitors who win the 1st time they reach a Grand Slam final unique. Think @naomiosaka over @serenawilliams at 2018 @usopen, @delpotrojuan over @rogerfederer at 2009 @usopen & @Bandreescu_ over Serena in 2019.
It's like King Ragnar Lothbrook of @HistoryVikings said when he returned to Kattegat from the wilderness & made himself available for single combat for the throne!
Here's a link to the match
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