AP Was There: McEnroe wins tiebreaker, Borg wins Wimbledon
Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries. And so many of those head-to-head matchups are remembered because of Wimbledon finals involving those two players. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches at the All England Club when the grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be held. It was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. One rivalry is known for one particularly memorable match involving one particularly memorable tiebreaker. John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg in the Wimbledon final on July 5, 1980. McEnroe won the tiebreaker 18-16. Borg won the title.