On This Date 7/2/1977

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In one of the most exciting finals in the history of Wimbledon, Bjorn Borg of Sweden beats American Jimmy Connors in five sets (3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4). Connors, who had won 1974, appeared to have all the momentum, rallying to tie the final set after falling behind 0-4. However, after double-faulting in the ninth game, Borg regained control as Connors flipped off the crowd in London.