Epic: John McEnroe, Bjrn Borg, and the Greatest Tennis Season Ever
The epic 1980 Wimbledon final that ended with John McEnroe's defeat by his idol, Bjorn Borg, is considered the greatest tennis match ever. The U.S. Open final later that year, when McEnroe got his revenge, is considered the greatest U.S....more
Good, straight ahead look at McEnroe and Borg as they came up through the 70s and had their 'epic' matches at Wimbledon and the US Open in 1980.
Those two matches are separated by each of their own little tennis biographies. Reminded me of a John Feinstein book (which is good). Lots of great descriptions of their matches, but unless you saw them all, these kinds of books beg for a TV adaptation with some highlights. Luckily there kind of is one in 'McEnroe/Bor ...more
There is a problem, however. A lank-haired Swede named Bjorn Borg dominated this so-called "Golden Age" of tennis. Awed observers called him The Viking God, and while the moniker fit, it wasn’t enough to make him interesting. It was always his absence -- his inward focus that e ...more