High Strung (Hardcover)

Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis's Fiercest Rivalry

By Stephen Tignor

Harper, 9780062009845, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/26/2012)

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Description

“A book full of aces....A true page-turner.”
Associated Press

“This is good stuff, and it’s written with flair.”
The Oregonian

High Strung by Stephen Tignor is the gripping untold story of the fiercest rivalry in the history of professional tennis. Viewed through the lens of the fabled 1981 U.S. Open match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, High Strung brings the golden age of tennis vibrantly alive once more. A fascinating chronicle that orbits around the four greatest, most enigmatic talents in the sport at the time—McEnroe, Borg, Jimmy Connors, and Vitas Gerulaitis—High Strung is a superior sports history, a must read for anyone who truly loves the game.



About the Author

Stephen Tignor is the Executive Editor of Tennis magazine. He writes a daily blog on Tennis.com, where he has written about the sport for the past twelve years.



Praise For High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis's Fiercest Rivalry

“This is good stuff, and it’s written with flair. In fact, it made me want even more. ”
— The Oregonian

“A book full of aces...Even for those who know the outcomes of the many matches he recounts, Tignor’s descriptive prose and flair for dramatic writing make “High Strung” a true page-turner.”
— Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers