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Classic Rivalries: Connors vs. Lendl
Classic Rivalries: Connors vs. Lendl

An interesting rivalry that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough is Connors vs. Lendl. There are three acts in this rivalry. In Act 1, Connors, seven years older than Lendl, is at the top of the tennis world while Lendl is the young upstart. As such, Lendl would...

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Classic Rivalries: Connors vs. Borg
Classic Rivalries: Connors vs. Borg

A lot of people talk about the McEnroe-Borg rivalry because of those two memorable finals in the early 80s. However, it’s also interesting to revisit how Borg did with Connors, another all-time great that coincided with Borg’s short but storied career. Connors was...

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Classic Rivalries: McEnroe vs. Connors
Classic Rivalries: McEnroe vs. Connors

One of my favorite rivalries of all time pitted two Hall of Fame American tennis players with a temper and a dislike for one another. When you have that kind of animosity and talent on the court, you can always expect fireworks. And fireworks we saw for as long as...

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