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Bjorn Borg beat Jimmy Connors the last ten times they played (1979-1981) and won the head to head 15-8.

Cristian Garin has said Richard Gasquet is one of his favorite players but still has not played him in the ATP,. They were supposed to play recently in Estoril but Gasquet withdrew.

Adriano Panatta is the only man to beat Borg at the French Open (1973 and 1976) but he lost the head to head vs Borg at 6-10.

Paul Kronk is 1-0 career head to head vs Borg (76 46 64 in Los Angeles 1973) and Adriano Panatta (46 64 63 Bournemouth 1974). Kronk earned $1,805 in career prize money.

Rafa Nadal 459 clay court match wins in his career, Guillermo Vilas 672 career clay wins.

When Tony Trabert won the US Open in 1953 and 1955 his prize money was… zero. Because it was an amateur event in those days.

When John Newcombe won the US Open in 1973 the prize was $25,000.

When John McEnroe won the US Open in 1981 the prize money was $90,000.

When Patrick Rafter and Martina Hingis won the US Open singles titles in 1997, their prize money was $650,000.

The 1997 US Open doubles winners Kafelnikov/Vacek and Davenport/Novotna split $300,000 and the mixed doubles winners Leach/Bollegraf split $100,000.

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