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Vitas Gerulaitis in Borg vs. Gerulaitis

Wimbledon Classic Match: Borg vs. Gerulaitis

1977 NR

This action-packed replay of a classic Wimbledon encounter captures the legendary three-hour men's semifinal match between Bjorn Borg of Sweden and Vitas Gerulaitis of the United States in 1977. To be sure, it was one of the most exciting contests of the year. But what made the match all the more enthralling was the fact that the two opponents were longtime friends -- and onetime practice partners.