Borg vs McEnroe Direction: Janus MetzActors: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeoufRating: 3 / 5This crowd-pleasing biopic traces the epic rivalry between the Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and the American John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf), which reached its peak at the 1980 Wimbledon final. Their marathon five-set showdown is widely considered one of the most thrilling contests in the annals of the game. Dubbed the ‘Ice-Borg’, the cool-as-a-cucumber four-time Swedish champion was on course for his fifth consecutive Wimbledon crown. In sharp contrast, the American enfant terrible, nicknamed ‘Superbrat’, garnered more attention for his courtside tantrums than his ferocious serve-and-volley style. Even so, Borg Vs McEnroe is an even-handed sports movie that merits a look-see.

Source:   Hindustan Times
December 07, 2017 10:30 UTC