The Sports Legends

They Create history


Updated on January 8th 2023, 6:14:27 am

Bjorn Borg - John McEnroe Rivalry

Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe were multiple time Grand Slam champions. Here in this article we will talk about Borg - McEnroe Rivalry and Head to Head.

This is an article where one of the most famous tennis rivalries will be talked out and one where the 2 players were both superstars of tennis at that time and the fans always loved watching these 2 go head to head. The 2 tennis players that are being talked about are Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe and a lot of young players were inspired by these 2 to take up tennis and they also made the sport of tennis more popular by their enthralling contests.

Both Borg and McEnroe were multiple time Grand Slam champions which made every match they had much more important and they usually met in the finals of Grand Slams and they both met 14 times on the regular tour where the head to head was 7-7, meaning both were as good as the other. And the ultimate winner were the tennis fans who paid a lot of money to watch these 2 play. So, let’s take a look at their rivalry

Rivalry in Grand Slams

This is the most important part of any tennis rivalry as to how many times those 2 players have played against each other in Grand Slams. Borg and McEnroe were no exception as they won 4 times in various Grand Slams and here John McEnroe had the better head to head record as he won 3 out of those 4 Matches. Those 4 matches were the 1980 Wimbledon Final where Both won a thrilling 5 setter and he won his 5th Wimbledon in the Open Era. Then they faced In the 1980 US Open Final and the 1981 Wimbledon and US Open Final and John McEnroe won all 3 times.

Also Read: Best John McEnroe Matches

Other Head to Head

There were 14 Head to Head Matches between the 2 of them and only 4 have been talked about till now and so the other 10 matches that they had were in the Masters Grand Prix, The WCT Finals and the ATP International series. Borg won both of their Masters Grand Prix matches then the only WCT Finals match that they played was won by John McEnroe and In the 7 ATP International series matches that they had it was 4-3 in favor of Bjorn Borg. Therefore they played at a lot of places and tested each other to the limits.

Check here Best Bjorn Borg Matches

This is an illustration of their head to head details:


Bjorn Borg

John McEnroe

Grand Slam 



Masters Grand Prix 



WCT Finals 



ATP International Series 







Also Read: Jimmy Connors - John McEnroe Rivalry