I'm just looking at Mac's rec in 1985...Really it wasn't a bad year, but maybe for him not great. He won his five out of six of the first tournaments. He lost to Ivan Lendl at Forrest Hills and DC, and then to Mats at the FO. He then beat Ivan twice that summer submitting humbly to him at the US (he had to beat Mats in 5 in the semis). Can you imagine that 1-2 combination
That summer must have been verrrrrry frustrating.
Who the hell was Kevin Curren? He beat Edberg, Connors and Mac in straights before falling to Becker in the finals (and making Becker a star). I do recall Chris Evert mentioning how he should have won the tournament, but choked the finals.
Maybe it was Wimby that ultimately did Mac in??? He lost first round of the Masters to Ugh Brad Gilbert. I think this is where he said "I can't believe I lost to someone like you!"