Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, John Newcombe, Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg dominated tennis till the end of the 1980s.
Then came the Borg-Mc Enroe and the Mc Enroe-Connors match-ups, followed by the Stefan Edberg-Boris Becker and Mats Wilander-Ivan Lendl encounters.
The same sort of vulnerability perhaps pervades Maria Sharapova’s game and psyche when she plays her nemesis, Serena Williams.
Of the 21 times they have played each other, the 30-year-old Russian has lost a mind-boggling 19 times.
” To this, Navratilova retorted, laughing, “I’d like to punch his lights out!
”Humour apart, women’s tennis has, over the years, ridden on the back of some great rivalries: Margaret Court versus Billie Jean King, Chris Evert versus Navratilova and Steffi Graf versus Monica Seles.
Evert, who played Martina in 14 Grand Slam finals and in more than 80 matches, says, “There is no rivalry at the moment.
Martina and I were like night and day; it transcended tennis.” The legendary player opines that great rivalries, in individual sport, bring in more people, more fans and more interest.
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