Sunday, July 4, 2010

Borg-McEnroe: 30 Years Later

With Rafael Nadal taking care of business in straight sets at the All England today over Tomas Berdych, we figured we'd take a look back at one of the best tennis matches of all time...

The HQ still finds it hard to believe that the damn thing took place thirty years ago... and, no, we're not admitting how old we are in the process...

John McEnroe had reached the men's singles final for the first time. Bjorn Borg was aiming for a then-record fifth consecutive Wimbledon title.

In the fourth set tie-breaker, which lasted 20 minutes, McEnroe saved five match points and eventually won 18-16. He was unable to break Borg's serve in the fifth set and the Swede went on to win 8-6.

Here's the beginning of the 4th Set Tie-Break
((HT: BBC/NBC Sports/AELTC/trullo91))

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