U.S. OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 1980 (TV)

Summary

Part one of live coverage, from Flushing, New York, of the championship tennis match between Björn Borg and John McEnroe for the U.S. Open's Men's Singles title. The first set progresses as follows: McEnroe wins the first game; Borg wins the second game; McEnroe wins the third game; Borg wins the fourth game; McEnroe wins the fifth game; Borg wins the sixth game; McEnroe wins the seventh game; Borg wins the eighth game; Borg wins the ninth game; McEnroe wins the tenth game; and the eleventh game begins.

The eleventh game of the first set continues and Borg wins. The first set continues as follows: McEnroe wins the twelfth game, tying the score in the first set at six games all, and wins the tie-breaker of the thirteenth game, taking the first set 7-6. The second set proceeds as follows: McEnroe wins the first, second, and third games; Borg wins the fourth game; and McEnroe wins the fifth, sixth, and seventh games, taking the second set 6-1. The third set proceeds as follows: McEnroe wins the first game; Borg wins the second game; McEnroe wins the third game; and the fourth game begins.

The fourth game of the third set continues and Borg wins. The third set continues as follows: McEnroe wins the fifth game; Borg wins the sixth, seventh, and eighth games, going ahead in the third set five games to three; McEnroe wins the ninth, tenth, and eleventh games, going ahead in the third set six games to five; Borg wins the twelfth game, tying the score in the third set at six games all; and Borg wins the tie-breaker of the thirteenth game, taking the third set 7-6. The fourth set begins. After five games, Borg goes ahead in the fourth set three games to two.

The fourth set continues, Borg leading three games to two. The fourth set continues as follows: McEnroe wins the sixth game; Borg wins the seventh game; McEnroe wins the eighth game; Borg wins the ninth game; McEnroe wins the tenth game, tying the score in the fourth set at five games all; and Borg wins the eleventh and twelfth games, taking the fourth set 7-5. The fifth set proceeds as follows: Borg wins the first game; McEnroe wins the second game; Borg wins the third game; McEnroe wins the fourth game; and the fifth game begins.

The fifth game of the fifth set continues and Borg wins, going ahead in the fifth set three games to two. The fifth set continues as follows: McEnroe wins the sixth, seventh, and eighth games, going ahead in the fifth set five games to three; Borg wins the ninth game; and McEnroe wins the tenth game, the set, and the match, 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, and 6-4. John Newcombe interviews McEnroe, and Jack Whitaker comments on the match. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: September 7, 1980 Sunday 4:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 4:19:31
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0619
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Sports
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1980
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Frank Chirkinian … Producer
    • Bob Rowe … Associate Producer
    • Bob Dailey … Director
    • Pat Summerall … Sports Commentator
    • Tony Trabert … Sports Commentator
    • John Newcombe … Sports Commentator
    • Jack Whitaker … Sports Commentator
    • Björn Borg
    • John McEnroe