Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Wimbledon Collection - The Classic Match - Borg vs. McEnroe 1980 Final
As The Wimbledon Championships moved into the eighties, they were greeted by one of the most memorable Gentlemen's Singles Finals ever. 1980 saw Sweden's Bjorn Borg face the promising 21-year-old American, John McEnroe. Borg had four Wimbledon titles under his belt and was the firm favorite. McEnroe however had shown his potential two years earlier, reaching the semi-final from the qualifying stages. Vastly contrasting his character, Borg remained calm and composed, while McEnroe was openly emotional and determined. 240 minutes.