Epic: John McEnroe, Bjrn Borg, and the Greatest Tennis Season Ever

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A top tennis creator tells the story of the greatest Wimbledon, the greatest U.S. Open, and the greatest rivalry within the history of the game

The epic 1980 Wimbledon final that ended with John McEnroe’s defeat by his idol, Bjorn Borg, is regarded as the greatest tennis match ever. The U.S. Open final later that year, when McEnroe got his revenge, is regarded as the greatest U.S. Open ever. These two matches marked McEnroe’s transformation from tennis player into an American icon, the high point of tennis’s gigantic leap into the national consciousness, and the beginning of Borg’s rapid and surprising decline. This book takes you back to that amazing summer on the height of the golden age of tennis.

  • Includes fascinating information about John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg both off and on the court, from grueling practice sessions to late-night partying
  • Packed with stories and anecdotes of top tennis players and coaches, including Vitas Gerulaitis, Mary Carillo, Lennart Bergelin, and others
  • Highlights a pivotal moment within the evolution of the game?from quiet to loud, from wood to metal racquets, and from European to American dominance
  • Written by veteran tennis creator and analyst Matthew Cronin

Whether you are a longtime tennis fan or a contemporary convert, Epic provides you with a deeper understanding of the game and of two of probably the most amazing players ever to have played it.
A top tennis creator tells the story of the greatest Wimbledon, the greatest U.S. Open, and the greatest rivalry within the history of the game

The epic 1980 Wimbledon final that ended with John McEnroe’s defeat by his idol, Bjorn Borg, is regarded as the greatest tennis match ever. The U.S. Open final later that year, when McEnroe got his revenge, is regarded as the greatest U.S. Open ever. These two matches marked McEnroe’s transformation from tennis player into an American icon, the high point of tennis’s gigantic leap into the national consciousness, and the beginning of Borg’s rapid and surprising decline. This book takes you back to that amazing summer on the height of the golden age of tennis.

  • Includes fascinating information about John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg both off and on the court, from grueling practice sessions to late-night partying
  • Packed with stories and anecdotes of top tennis players and coaches, including Vitas Gerulaitis, Mary Carillo, Lennart Bergelin, and others
  • Highlights a pivotal moment within the evolution of the game?from quiet to loud, from wood to metal racquets, and from European to American dominance
  • Written by veteran tennis creator and analyst Matthew Cronin

Whether you are a longtime tennis fan or a contemporary convert, Epic provides you with a deeper understanding of the game and of two of probably the most amazing players ever to have played it.

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