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Borg-McEnroe vs. Federer-Nadal

Updated: June 10, 2011, 2:39 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

There's an unforgettable New York moment in "Fire & Ice," the outstanding new HBO documentary about Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, that reminds us, without ever explicitly saying so, of the strong parallels between Borg-McEnroe and the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry that added another bookmark Sunday in the French Open final. The film details how by the 1981 U.S. Open, McEnroe was inexorably hunting down Borg's place as the top player in tennis, much like Nadal has overtaken Federer in the last ...

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