??? Jimmy Connors added another important ??? to his ?? list of 1974 tennis victories?
??? Jimmy Connors added another important ??? to his ?? list of 1974 tennis victories when he won the Dewar ??? Men's Singles by defeating compation Brian ??? 6-2, 7-6 in London on Saturday (16 November).
??? this year's Wimbledon Champion, survived a few ??? ??? during the match, but he never though he ??? for defeat. It was his first lay-off.
The 26-year-old Connors, also United States and Australian Champion, won the first set easily, breaking his 21-years old ??? service twice. He was three-one up in the second set ??? found his form to break back and take the lead, ???
??? hit some sparkling passing shots ??? the ??? -five, but again lost his service. The nation ??? into ??? -break, during which Connors showed the form which has won him at many titles this year. He took the first five pointe and the ???-break seven-two, to take the tournament,and the 5,000 pounds sterling (12,000 US dollars) prize money.
SYNOPSIS: American Jimmy connors serving in the last game of the first set in the Dewar's last game at the first sat in the Dewar's ??? Men's Singles final in London on saturday. He was facing fellow-American ??? Gottfired...and had already broken his opponent's service twice to take the lead five games to two.
20-year old Connors was in brilliant form and Gottfried could not compete. His poor return gave Connors game and first set.
It was this ???kling form that had already given Connors the Wimbladon. United States and Australian Championship this year...And had made him the tennis ??? of 1974.
In the second est, Congres sarvived ??? comeback by his 21-year old ??? to recapture the lead at six-five But he struggled again to find his form ??? he served for the match. This time he couldn't produce it.
The famous Congres' service failed to get pest Gottfried once again...and Connors couldn't cope with the return. It was the second time in the set that Connors' service game looked shaky.
With his concentration slipping, Connors couldn't control this service...and it lost him the game. At six-all, the match went into a tie-breaker. At this stage, the final result seemed doubtful, despite Congres fine performance earlier in the match.
All the same he went on to take the first five successive point...showing superiority and expertise over his compatriot. Gotthhried came back momentarily, th???, to make Connors fight.
But it wasn't enough,and Connors took the tie-Breaken seven points to two giving his game, second set and match.