An American Deadhead in London.

Young McEnroe in an undated photo though presumably practicing for what would become the epic men’s final showdown with Björn Borg at Wimbledon, 1980.

After a fourth set 20 minute long tie break, in which McEnroe would hold off five set points and win 18-16, he was ultimately unable to break Borg’s serve and lost to the Swede 8-6 in the fifth.

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3 Responses to "An American Deadhead in London."

  1. toby says:

    The first picture is taken at the Queen’s Club in West London
    The Stella Artois Tournament there was the traditional grass warm up for Wimbledon
    Great thing about their rivalry was that Mac needed Borg to drive him on and obsess about, when Borg stopped he was heartbroken

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  3. JohnP says:

    I know nothing about tennis but that Fila BJ top would of made you King of the Hill in the north west of England around 1980.

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