From Bjorn Borg to Pete Sampras: Pivotal U.S. Open Finals

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From Bjorn Borg to Pete Sampras: Pivotal U.S. Open Finals

Part One

The U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York signifies the climax of the tennis season. At times careers are made or lost on the final Sunday of this popular sporting event.

Throughout the modern era in men's tennis, many have triumphed spurred on by the thunderous applause of biased New York crowds who remain loyal to the American boys—most of the time.

The U.S. Open is also popular for the tiebreak, which made its debut in Grand Slam tennis on the opening day of the 1970 U.S. Open.

Let us take a look at some of the most significant matches of the modern era that shaped careers and made New York the most exciting destination for players and fans alike.

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