Borg Vs McEnroe 15 (S)

Borg/McEnroe


Danish director Janus Metz serves up this story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the brash American John McEnroe, which came to a head in the 1980 Wimbledon final.

Sverrir Gudnason plays the cool, stoic Borg whilst Shia LaBeouf is the hot-headed, loud McEnroe and Stellan Skarsgård makes an appearance in a Swedish film for the first time in more than a decade as Borg's legendary trainer Lennart Bergelin. Their 14-match rivalry became known as 'fire and ice', and it comes to a thrilling high point on 5 July 1980, the day they marched onto Wimbledon's Centre Court to play what is widely considered to be the finest tennis final of all time.

A great character study as well as a great sports film, this film will thrill you whether you're a tennis fan or not (plus it might inspire you to get some retro sweatbands and polo shirts!).