High Strung

High Strung

Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis's Fiercest Rivalry

eBook - 2011 | 1st ed.
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"Using as its primary lens the fabled 1981 U.S. Open match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, as well as the watershed tournament at large, High Strung orbits around the four greatest, enigmatic talents of that age and argues that with their collective, athletic dňouements came the end of the golden era of tennis"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062079466
0062079468
Characteristics: 1 online resource (238 p.) : ill. (some col.).
Contents: The angel and the brat
Barbarians on the lawns
The next victim
Lingering death
The Dark Prince of Queens
Exile on Park Avenue
The Valley of Ashes
Tearing the cover off the game
Taking love on the rise
Mr. Nasty
The Lord of Discipline
Fallen angel
Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis
Ivan the Powerful
Heroes and villains
Super Saturday
Requiem for an assassin.
Summary: "Using as its primary lens the fabled 1981 U.S. Open match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, as well as the watershed tournament at large, High Strung orbits around the four greatest, enigmatic talents of that age and argues that with their collective, athletic dňouements came the end of the golden era of tennis"-- Provided by publisher.

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