Re: Top Ten All-Time Individual Rivalries in Sports (SI.com, June 16, 2006)
One thing about Connors vs. JMac was that Connors was past his prime for most of their meetings as he was approaching and WAS in his 30's. Still Connors had some big wins over JMac on JMac's at SW19 and at the USO. the Borg JMac rivalry had Borg at his peak and JMac as the mercurial talent approaching his peak.
The pure hatred that defined the JMac and Connors rivalry was as compelling as the fire and ice dichotomy that marked the JMac and Borg rivalry.