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Blistering anticlimax
Curry Kirkpatrick
January 22, 1979
Young John McEnroe outlasted Arthur Ashe to win the Masters after Jimmy Connors retired with a blistered toe
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January 22, 1979

Blistering Anticlimax

Young John McEnroe outlasted Arthur Ashe to win the Masters after Jimmy Connors retired with a blistered toe

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To which McEnroe had yet another rejoinder. "When is Connors going to retire?" he asked. "He may never play another tournament now. Who knows?"

Everyone knows. Jimbo wants no part of this kid unless he's 100%. Even then, it might not be enough. The McEnroe-Connors thing has just started. But already, oh what a lovely war!

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