- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
NHL FREE AGENCY
Let the Frenzy
For news on your favorite NHL teams, go to SI.com/NHL.
FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED JULY 14, 1980
To win his historic fifth straight Wimbledon title, Bjorn Borg had to defeat John McEnroe. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED writer Frank Deford covered the legendary five-set final.
AS BORG TOOK his position for the fifth set, he thought, "This is terrible. I'm going to lose." Borg admits he thought that. And he thought, "If you lose a match like this, the Wimbledon final, after all those chances, you will not forget it for a long, long time. That could be very, very hard." It was his serve to start the last set. He lost the first two points. "But then," Borg recalls, "I say to myself, 'I have to forget. I have to keep trying, try to win.'?" He served the next point and won. And again and again.
Check out the latest classic SI story at SI.com/classic, and for your favorite stories and covers, go to SI.com/vault.
For reprints of SI covers visit SIcovers.com.