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Borg vs. McEnroe 9 64.29%
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Borg, Connors, McEnroe - which was the greatest head-to-head rivalry?

Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors, 15-8

Legendary matches:

1975 US Open SF: Connors, 7-5, 7-5, 7-5
1976 US Open F: Connors, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
1977 Wimbledon F: Borg, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
1977 Masters F: Connors, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
1978 Wimbledon F: Borg, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
1978 US Open F: Connors, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
1981 Wimbledon SF: Borg, 0-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-4

John McEnroe vs. Jimmy Connors, 20-14

Legendary matches:

1977 Wimbledon SF: Connors, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
1978 US OPen SF: McEnroe, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5
1980 Dallas WCT F: Connors, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1, 6-2
1980 US Open SF: McEnroe, 6-4, 5-7, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6
1983 Wimbledon F: Connors, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4
1984 Wimbledon F: McEnroe, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
1984 US Open SF: McEnroe, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe, 7-7

Legendary matches:

1979 Dallas WCT F: McEnroe, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6
1979 Masters SF: Borg, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6
1980 Wimbledon F: Borg, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6
1980 US Open F: McEnroe, 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4
1980 Masters RR: Borg, 6-4, 6-7, 7-6
1981 Wimbledon F: McEnroe, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4
1981 US Open F: McEnroe, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Borg, Connors, McEnroe - which was the greatest head-to-head rivalry?

I like Mcenroe-Connors, Borg-Mcenroe is good but just a little bit overrated. Mcenroe-Connors had all that steam going between them and stretches over a long period of time (their whole careers) and not only 2-3 years.

Borg-Connors was a catastrophy really, if MTF would be around when Connors was bitchslapped back and forward by Borg on hardcourts/US claycourts/grass/indoor carpets in his prime people would be laughting their ass over Connors beeing a sissy playing Borg. Credit to him for hanging around and fighting and just waiting for his turn even beeing much older than Borg.
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I hope those who voted #3 have seen HBO Sports' McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice documentary. A must see for the fans IMO – I had a great time watching it anyway.
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Default Re: Borg, Connors, McEnroe - which was the greatest head-to-head rivalry?

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I like Mcenroe-Connors, Borg-Mcenroe is good but just a little bit overrated. Mcenroe-Connors had all that steam going between them and stretches over a long period of time (their whole careers) and not only 2-3 years.

Borg-Connors was a catastrophy really, if MTF would be around when Connors was bitchslapped back and forward by Borg on hardcourts/US claycourts/grass/indoor carpets in his prime people would be laughting their ass over Connors beeing a sissy playing Borg. Credit to him for hanging around and fighting and just waiting for his turn even beeing much older than Borg.

Borg dominated Connors only in Borg's last 3 years, 1979-81. 1973-76 Connors was the boss, 1977-78 it was pretty even.
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Default Re: Borg, Connors, McEnroe - which was the greatest head-to-head rivalry?

borg was in a league of his own......connors and mcenroe a level below him......i liked borg v johnny mac better than the other two......
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Default Re: Borg, Connors, McEnroe - which was the greatest head-to-head rivalry?

Hard to say. Think it has to be Borg-Mac for the way it captured the public imagination.
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