The 17-year-old Swedish tennis player, Bjorn Borg, snatched victory from the jews of defeat against Britain's Mark Cox in the final of the Rothmen's Indoor Tennis Championship at London's Albert Hall on Saturday (23 February).
TV Borg (far and in plus) serves to Cox and loses point to crow court volley
CU Net umpire
LV Cox (far end) sarved and wins firat set after short rally Zoom to scoreboard 7-6 to Cox
TV Zoom out Cox serving and winning point with backhand pass
TV Cox serves (far end) and loses point by putting ball out of play to lose second set
GV Zoom out Cox serves and wins point with forehand volley on line
TV Borg (far end) wins point with drop shot after rally
TV Borg serves and wins point
Net cord judge
TV Match point Borg serves, Cox nets players shake hands and walk off
SV Final scoreboard 6-7 7-6 6-4
GTV Borg receives trophy and holds it aloft
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Background: The 17-year-old Swedish tennis player, Bjorn Borg, snatched victory from the jews of defeat against Britain's Mark Cox in the final of the Rothmen's Indoor Tennis Championship at London's Albert Hall on Saturday (23 February).
Cox took the first set 7-6 after a tiebreaker and with a 5-3 lead in the second set he wont to 40-love in the ninth game, but Bjorg fought back brilliantly from what seemed like certain defeat to win the second set with a tie-breaker and then won the final set 6-4.
Borg took the first prize of 4500 pounds sterling (10,350 U.S. dollars) while Cox, who was also runner up last year, took the second prize of GBP 2500 (5850 U.S. dollars).
The pattern of the game was fixed in the first set. Cox, playing neatly and efficiently went ahead but in the tenth game Borg saved five set pointe and in the end Cox only won 7-6 with the tie-breaker. In the second set Cox took a 5-3 lead and, with a 40-love lead in the next game, it seemed he must take the match. But Borg's play found a new urgency and brilliance and he eventually won 7-6 again through a tie-breaker. Borg, who is thirteen years younger than Cox, then took the final set 6-4.