In 1980 McEnroe reached the men’s singles final at Wimbledon for the first time where he faced Bjorn Borg who was gunning for his fifth consecutive title.Although McEnroe was booed by the crowd as he entered Centre Court following heated exchanges with officials during his semi-final match this encounter was arguably the greatest Wimbledon final ever. In a long fourth-set tiebreaker that is often simply called “that tie-breaker ” which lasted 20 minutes McEnroe saved five match points and eventually won it 18-16. McEnroe however could not break Borg’s serve in the fifth set which the Swede won 8-6.Revenge for McEnroe came quickly. The pair met again in the final of the 1980 US Open and this time it was McEnroe who emerged the victor in another epic encounter. During the 1981 Wimbledon campaign their behaviour was in sharp contrast as Borg was painted by the tabloid press as an unflappable “ice man” and McEnroe’s controversy and merciless criticism from the British press resulted with a nickname of “SuperBrat”.Despite this McEnroe again made the Wimbledon men’s singles final against Borg. And this time McEnroe defeated Borg in four sets to end the Swede’s run of 41 consecutive match victories at the All England Club.Borg and McEnroe had their final confrontation in the final of the 1981 US Open which McEnroe won.This superb presentation contains two ball’s personally signed by Bjorn and John. Above are large A3 photos of them celebrating a their Wimbledon Championship’s and and the entire presentation is box framed in a tasteful brush silver surround with cut aperture double mounts and a plaque detailing the players career.It is a an edition of 50 with only a few remaining. Measures in at a large and impressive 85cm(w) by 76cm(h) by 9cm(d)(approx).They are available in the UK exclusively through Spirit of Sport and are a wonderful and rare item of memorabilia to celebrate the careers of two legends Bjorn Borg & John McEnroe.
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