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Tennis rivals Björn Borg and John McEnroe, 1981.
John McEnroe and Sweden's Bjorn Borg were intense tennis rivals in the early 80s. And the two couldn't be more different. McEnroe was a hot-headed tennis brat and Borg always kept Zen cool and calm. Borg and McEnroe played 16 times against each other.
"When I beat Borg in the 1981 Wimbledon final it seemed like he was a little bit relieved as his enormous success had created this intense pressure. When I faced him at the US Open a couple of months later it was almost as if he’d emotionally lost his edge, like he didn’t want to be there."
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