**Borg and Connors met in the Semi-Finals of Wimbledon in 1981**Here told is the story of an exciting match between two legends of tennis, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Connors. Borg is legendary for his speed on court as well as his explosive yet effortless and light footwork, his ability to hit stunning passing shots, his incredible resilience and mental strength, and his excellent adaptability. Any vulnerability or weakness that he may have been feeling in matches during the tough moments were almost never revealed; his cool, icy and stoic demeanour, expressing a clear and intimidating aura on the court. Borg won 11 majors during the span of his career, 6 Roland Garros titles, and 5 straight Wimbledon titles. Most of all, he is legendary for being incredibly dominant on clay, and having been able to win the Roland Garros/Wimbledon double on 3 seperate occasions. Perhaps, Borg's most iconic moments were his Wimbledon triumph over John McEnroe in 1980, and his shocking retirement at the tender age of 26!Jimmy Connors was as fierce a competitor as you could ever wish to meet (or not meet) on the tennis courts. Well known for his meticulous footwork, flat, hard, penetrating ground-strokes, and fiery, spirited temperament, Jimmy Connors would go on to amass 8 majors and a professional career which was to last more than 20 years. He arrived long before Borg at the tail-end of Rosewall's and Laver's careers, and finished long, long after Borg had announced his retirement in 1982. Thus, Connors faced a cavalcade of great tennis champions over the span of several distinct eras!Jimmy's two handed backhand was a lethal stroke, and one which he could hit inside-out with unusual and perhaps not-seen-since ease. His aggressive return game and the cleanness of his hitting is arguably only really comparable to Andre Agassi.*** THE MATCH ***Borg had no answers for Connors accurate aggression during the opening exchanges of the match. Connors hit with excellent depth and penetration off both wings, having an unusually good day with his forehand, and dictated to Borg in the rallies with ease. Connors produced superb tennis to open up a clear initiative, but would it prove to be decisive?