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Genial giants maintain fierce rivalry

Originally Published: August 22, 2011
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Tennis recently has been in the midst of an '80s revival, with two books, a recent documentary and nostalgic rematches recalling the electrifying era of John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors.

Their rivalries captured the public's imagination, taking tennis mainstream and making its biggest players household names. It was a high-water mark in the sport's popularity, and the benchmark in which all successive periods have been compared. The modern-day game was usually found ...

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