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We're serious: McEnroe's Wimbledon rant turns 30

Updated: July 1, 2011, 5:18 PM ET
By Dave Wilson

John McEnroe made a lasting impression 30 years ago at Wimbledon.

Sure, 1981 was his first Wimbledon title, defeating Bjorn Borg to avenge a loss in the all-time classic match the previous year.

But that may not be McEnroe's most enduring feat of the tournament. Or his career, even.

In that Wimbledon, on June 22, 1981, McEnroe scored his biggest upset. He was able to avoid a default after melting down and screaming at umpire Edward James after a disputed ...

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