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Author Tignor, Stephen.

Title High strung : Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the untold story of tennis's fiercest rivalry / Stephen Tignor.

Publication Info. New York : Harper, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  796.342 TIG    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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.
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.
Subject Borg, Björn, 1956-
McEnroe, John, 1959-
Tennis players -- United States -- Biography.
Tennis players -- Sweden -- Biography.
U.S. Open (Tennis tournament) (1981)
Sports rivalries.
ISBN 9780062009845 hardback
0062009842 hardback
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