Borg-McEnroe, Federer-Nadal Wimbledon finals air on NBCSN next week

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Epic Wimbledon finals, including Bjorn BorgJohn McEnroe and Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal, air on NBCSN in primetime next week.

The “NBC Sports From the Vault” series continues with Wimbledon and French Open finals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Some highlights:

1980 Wimbledon men’s final (Monday, 9:30 p.m. ET): Borg denies McEnroe for his fifth straight title in what was considered the greatest match in history. Particularly for the fourth-set tiebreak, a 20-minute affair won by McEnroe 18-16, saving five championship points. Borg won the fifth set 8-6.

2008 Wimbledon men’s final (Tuesday, 7 p.m.): Considered by many to surpass Borg-McEnroe as the greatest match in history. Nadal won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7 in 4 hours, 48 minutes. The match ended at 9:15 p.m. local time. Nadal broke Federer’s streak at five straight Wimbledon titles and later that summer overtook Federer for the No. 1 ranking for the first time.

2009 Wimbledon men’s final (Tuesday, 10 p.m.): Federer outlasted Andy Roddick 16-14 in the fifth set in an agonizing defeat for the American, who three years later retired without a Wimbledon title. Roddick, who went 0-8 against Federer in Grand Slams, squandered four straight set points in a second-set tiebreak, including a backhand volley miss with a relatively open court available. Federer broke Pete Sampras‘ male record of 14 Grand Slam singles titles.

2005 French Open men’s final (Wednesday/Thursday, 12:30 a.m.): Nadal wins the first of his record 12 French Open crowns, rallying past unseeded Argentine Mariano Puerta in four sets after ousting Federer in the semifinals. Nadal, then 19 years and 2 days old, became the youngest French Open male champion since Michael Chang in 1989 and the first to win in his Roland Garros debut since Mats Wilander in 1982.

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Monday, May 18: Breakfast at Wimbledon

2003 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final 7 p.m. NBCSN
1980 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
1999 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final 12:30 a.m. NBCSN

Tuesday, May 19: Breakfast at Wimbledon

2008 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final 7 p.m. NBCSN
2009 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final 10 p.m. NBCSN
2005 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final 1 a.m. NBCSN

Wednesday, May 20: French Open

2006 French Open Men’s Final 7 p.m. NBCSN
2011 French Open Men’s Final 10 p.m. NBCSN
2005 French Open Men’s Final 12:30 a.m. NBCSN

Jack Crawford of Canada stuns super-G favorites at Alpine skiing worlds

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Canadian Jack Crawford was the upset winner of the world Alpine skiing championships men’s super-G by the closest possible margin — one hundredth of a second — in Courchevel, France.

Crawford earned his first career top-level victory, edging Norwegian co-favorite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde on Thursday.

“It has a ring to it,” the new world champion told Austrian broadcaster ORF. “I definitely wasn’t expecting anything today. I didn’t even bring my hat for an interview.”

France’s Alexis Pinturault took bronze, relegating the other pre-race favorite, Swiss Marco Odermatt, to fourth place.

River Radamus was the top American in 16th, two spots ahead of countryman and Olympic silver medalist Ryan Cochran-Siegle.

ALPINE WORLDS: Results | Broadcast Schedule

Crawford, 25, won on the eve of the first anniversary of his first top-level podium, a combined bronze at the Olympics. Since, he earned his first three World Cup podiums, but no wins and a best super-G finish this season of sixth.

He became the latest Canadian to take a surprise world title after, most recently, Erik Guay in the super-G in 2017, plus his coach, John Kucera, in the downhill in 2009.

Kilde and Odermatt combined to win all six World Cup super-Gs this season going into worlds.

Kilde earned his first world championships medal on Thursday after Olympic silver and bronze last year.

Odermatt, the Olympic giant slalom champion and World Cup overall champion, is still seeking his first world championships medal.

Pinturault continued his strong worlds after winning the combined on Tuesday at his home resort. He also took super-G bronze at the last worlds in 2021.

The 31-year-old, who reportedly had retirement cross his mind after his first winless World Cup season in 11 years, now has seven individual world medals, one more than the French legend Jean-Claude Killy.

Worlds continue Saturday with the women’s downhill without Mikaela Shiffrin. She often skips downhills on the World Cup and has never raced it at worlds.

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2023 World Alpine Skiing Championships results

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Top 10 and notable results from the 2023 World Alpine Skiing Championships in Meribel and Courchevel, France …

Women’s Combined
Gold: Federica Brignone (ITA) — 1:57.47
Silver: Wendy Holdener (SUI) — +1.62
Bronze: Ricarda Haaser (AUT) — +2.26
4. Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT) — +2.48
5. Franziska Gritsch (AUT) — +2.71
6. Michelle Gisin (SUI) — +3.43
7. Laura Gauche (FRA) — +3.71
8. Emma Aicher (GER) — +3.78
9. Elena Curtoni (ITA) — +4.05
10. Marie-Michele Gagnon (CAN) — +4.91
13. Bella Wright (USA) — +6.21
DSQ (slalom). Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)
DNS (slalom). Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI)
DNS (slalom). Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR)
DNS (slalom). Sofia Goggia (ITA)
DNF (super-G). Marta Bassino (ITA)
DNF (super-G). Breezy Johnson (USA)
DNF (super-G). Tricia Mangan (USA)

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Men’s Combined
Gold: Alexis Pinturault (FRA) — 1:53.31
Silver: Marco Schwarz (AUT) — +.10
Bronze: Raphael Haaser (AUT) — +.44
4. River Radamus (USA) — +.69
5. Atle Lie McGrath (NOR) — +.72
6. Loic Meillard (SUI) — +1.20
7. Tobias Kastlunger (ITA) — +2.99
8. Albert Ortega (ESP) — +3.50
9. Erik Arvidsson (USA) — +4.43
10. Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) — +5.25
DNF (slalom). Johannes Strolz (AUT)
DNF (slalom). Luke Winters (USA)
DNS (slalom). Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR)
DNS (slalom). James Crawford (CAN)
DSQ (super-G). Marco Odermatt (SUI)

Women’s Super-G
Gold: Marta Bassino (ITA) — 1:28.06
Silver: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) — +.11
Bronze: Cornelia Huetter (AUT) — +.33
Bronze: Kajsa Vickhoff Lie (NOR) — +.33
5. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) — +.36
6. Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) — +.37
7. Alice Robinson (NZL) — +.54
8. Federica Brignone (ITA) — +.55
9. Tessa Worley (FRA) — +.58
10. Michelle Gisin (SUI) — +.69
11. Sofia Goggia (ITA) — +.76
24. Breezy Johnson (USA) — +2.09
DNF. Tricia Mangan (USA)
DNF. Bella Wright (USA)

Men’s Super-G
Gold: Jack Crawford (CAN) — 1:07.22
Silver: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) — +.01

Bronze: Alexis Pinturault (FRA) — +.26
4. Marco Odermatt (SUI) — +.37
5. Raphael Haaser (AUT) — +.58
6. Marco Schwarz (AUT) — +.59
7. Adrian Smiseth Sejersted (NOR) — +.62
8. Loic Meillard (SUI) — +.65
9. Brodie Seger (CAN) — +.67
9. Andreas Sander (GER) — +.67
12. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) — +.87
16. River Radamus (USA) — +1.30
17. Kyle Negomir (USA) — +1.48
18. Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) — +1.52

Women’s Downhill (Feb. 11)
Men’s Downhill (Feb. 12)
Team Parallel (Feb. 14)
Men’s Parallel (Feb. 15)
Women’s Parallel (Feb. 15)
Women’s Giant Slalom (Feb. 16)
Men’s Giant Slalom (Feb. 17)
Women’s Slalom (Feb. 18)
Men’s Slalom (Feb. 19)

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