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IT WAS A LIKE-HATE RELATIONSHIP
Curry Kirkpatrick
May 17, 1976
Bjorn Borg and Guillermo Vilas are the best of friends, but when they met for the WCT championship in Dallas, they were the best of enemies. Borg won in four sets to become the best of the best
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May 17, 1976

It Was A Like-hate Relationship

Bjorn Borg and Guillermo Vilas are the best of friends, but when they met for the WCT championship in Dallas, they were the best of enemies. Borg won in four sets to become the best of the best

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"Poetry used to give me peace of mind on court," Vilas says. "But sometimes not. Now I am leaving poetry aside to concentrate on tennis."

Until both men reached the finals, it was not generally known how close Vilas and Borg had become. In fact they had been friends for a long time. "Our friendship go back five years to when he a star and I not even winning," says Vilas. "Sure, sometimes I hate him on court, but we are never enemies."

As last week's events in Dallas demonstrated, with stars like these, who needs enemies?

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