Borg-McEnroe Wimbledon battle was one for the ages

From the Martina Navratilova-Chris Evert budding rivalry to an epic Wimbledon final that stood the test of time, Joel Drucker explores the evolution of Open era tennis during its second decade.

Originally Published: October 15, 2008
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

Key moments of the Open era: Part 2: Daylight (1978-87)

1. The new U.S Open No tennis venue more personified the sport's rapid growth than the site of the U.S. National Championships, which in 1968 became the U.S. Open. For decades, the tournament's home was the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills, a venerable, patrician club. But as tennis' popularity soared in the '70s, the U.S. Open outgrew Forest Hills. USTA president Slew Hester found a new site on the grounds of the 1964 World's ...

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