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John McEnroe

John McEnroe (Tennis. Born, Wiesbaden, West Germany, Feb. 16, 1959.) John Patrick McEnroe, Jr., was often considered a tennis artist, using a deft touch and the possibilities afforded by the game’s geometry to craft court brilliance. And, like many artists, he was boorish, vulgar, and impatient with societal norms, his transgressions sometimes – though not […]

Jimmy Connors

Jimmy Connors (Tennis.  Born, Belleville, IL, Sept. 2, 1952.)  Perhaps the player most emblematic of tennis’ transition in the late 1960s and early 1970s from genteel country-club amateurism to noisy professionalism, James Scott Connors won the U.S. Open five times on three surfaces in two venues, but may today be best remembered for an Open […]

Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg (Tennis.  Born, Sodertalje, Sweden, June 6, 1956.)  Seldom has any world-class athlete come to New York more often for more frustration than Bjorn Borg.  Borg first appeared in the U.S. Open in 1972 and played every year through 1981, compiling a 40-10 record.  Although he was a dominant player everywhere in the world […]

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