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Vitas Gerulaitis vs John McEnroe in a battle of the New Yorkers! | US Open 1979 Final

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No. 4 seed Vitas Gerulaitis takes on No. 3 seed John McEnroe in the US Open 1979 final.

The pair played the matches of their lives in the semifinals at the National Tennis Center to win the hearts of spectators. 25-year-old Gerulaitis overcame Roscoe Tanner in a five-set thriller, while 20-year-old Mcenroe dispatched defending champion Jimmy Connors in straight sets.

This match will be the first all‐American men’s final since 1953 and the first all New York championship match. But who will come out on top?

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