Tennis: Henri Cochet v Bill Tilden, 1927 Wimbledon Semi-Final
Bill Tilden was considered the best tennis player of all time in that era, so it was no surprise he was expected to brush aside Henri Cochet and reach the 1927 Wimbledon final. Tilden took a comfortable 2 set lead and led 5-1 in the third set and this was seen as business as usual for the American. What happened next shocked the tennis world! Cochet clawed back the third set 7-5 and won the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3, thus reaching the Wimbledon final. As if this wasn’t enough, the Frenchman went on to win in the final, having again come back from 2 sets down.
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