Wimbledon Finals – 1975
Ashe vs Connors
This is Gerald Williams’ original radio broadcast from the finals of Wimbledon in 1975. The defending champion Jimmy Connors was heavily favored to win the match. Instead, Ashe upset him 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4. The audio footage includes a post-victory interview with Ashe as well.
This audio broadcast from Wimbledon in 1975 is effective because it captures the mood of the time. What in these times is an unsurprising victory is reinvigorated because of the excitement and uncertainty being voiced by the commentators.
Ashe outplays Connors by keeping his cool, which succeeded in tiring an impatient Connors and letting him commit errors. In the interview, Ashe talks about his sense of destiny surrounding his game play that year and being the first black male to win Wimbledon.
Original radio broadcast from the finals of Wimbledon in 1975
The first 13 minutes are the end of the match. The following 13 minutes are a post-match interview with Ashe.
Did You Know?
Arthur Ashe – Career Review
Singles Record: 640 – 205
Singles Titles: 33
Doubles Record: 323 – 176
Doubles Titles: 14
Prize Money: $1,584,909