Tale of Two Champions

Two legendary rivals Ivan Lendl vs John McEnroe set against the backdrop of Forest Hills. Theirs was one of the greatest tennis rivalries in the open era: John McEnroe best-known for his legendary temper and exceptional serve-and-volley, and Lendl, famous for his ice-cold expression and heavy baseline hits, faced each other on dozens of occasions and the rivalry was intense.

In the 1980s, there was no love lost between tennis greats John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, who faced each other countless times in key matches. A contrast in styles, McEnroe was unbridled emotion while Lendl kept a grim poker-face.

The Tournament of Champions at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills a historic tennis battleground for this insightful look at two of the sports very best masters.

Arthur Ashe a top ranked tennis player in the 1960s and 70 as well as a conscience leader, humanitarian, and educator is our host.