Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and Tennis’ Fiercest Rivalry
Monday, August 22, 2011
Stephen Tignor, Executive Editor of Tennis magazine, talks about the golden age of tennis in the 1970s. In High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis’ Fiercest Rivalry, he writes of the 1981 U.S. Open final, when the Swede Bjorn Borg lost to his brash young rival, John McEnroe, bringing about the end of an era. Tignor chronicles the lives and careers of the players who made those days of tennis so memorable—Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ilie Nastase, Vitas Gerulaitis, and Ivan Lendl.